Welcome to the Upper School
LIFE AT THE UPPER SCHOOL WELCOME | APPROACH & PHILOSOPHY | CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING | SCHOOL COUNSELOR
UPPER SCHOOL: GRADES 9-12
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WELCOME TO THE UPPER SCHOOL
Westmark offers a college preparatory curriculum to all of our high school students, helping them find academic success and build confidence. Our teachers make the curriculum accessible to students by matching their teaching approach to individual learning profiles, taking advantage of the assistive technology programs available on the Apple iPad, and creating learning environments that use cutting edge teaching techniques, skills and strategies. Through our Study Skills program, students learn the time management, organizational, and academic skills needed to find success in each of their classes. Class sizes are small which ensures constant interaction between students and adults in and outside of the classroom.
The Upper School program builds on students strengths and affinities and helps prepare them for a successful college experience. Our knowledgeable, caring faculty are skilled professionals who are continually implementing the latest pedagogical best practices to support student learning.
Woven throughout the Upper School program are opportunities to develop confident and resilient young adults who understand themselves as learners and are able to advocate for themselves at Westmark and beyond. In addition to our academic program, we offer many opportunities for students to pursue their interests and strengths. We develop future leaders through participation in Student Council, Eye-to-Eye, and athletics; artists through our arts program within the academic curriculum and creative opportunities such as video making, theater, portfolio creation and musical performances; and world citizens through our service learning opportunities, outdoor educational trips and international trips.
Each day we live our mission to inspire students with language-based learning differences to build on their strengths in preparation for a successful college experience.