Making an Impact at Westridge
Being a global citizen means taking responsibility for issues surrounding oneself and one’s place in the world. It is someone who understands her actions contribute to a larger emerging world.
Westridge nurtures the development of values that inspire girls to pursue the goals of equity and justice in both the local and global communities. With the support of the community, they gain the confidence and leadership skills to advocate for themselves and others by speaking up with authentic and informed voices.
At the end of the 6th grade term, each student selects a woman who has made a significant contribution to her local, regional, or global community to research and portray at the annual Westridge Wax Museum event. Read more about one of the assignments here.
The Power of One event is led by the 7th grade class, but students from all grade level, faculty, and staff alike turn out for this meaningful day to learn about the unbelievable difference one person can make. Read more on the student-created exhibits here.
As part of their graduation requirement, all students complete a Community Action Project (CAP) throughout high school. The process involves research, engagement and mentorship with a cause, and finally sharing their project with the community. More on CAP.
Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, (626) 799-1053 ext. 200 or visit www.westridge.org.