Published : Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 12:20 PM
Westridge’s Lower School curriculum focuses on building a solid foundation for knowledge and skill acquisition, and its teachers engage students in the learning process. While teachers do share their expertise in subject matter and are phenomenal story-tellers, they also serve as coaches in the classroom; they prepare students to respond effectively, encouraging them to interact with learning in a way that makes sense and becomes part of their knowledge base.
In Lower School, students trust that they can take risks in the classroom, as teachers encourage asking questions for clarification, curiosity, and true understanding. Lower School girls are trained to think like scientists, to write substantial narratives, and to empathize with their peers. They also learn people skills, and as a result they know how to be a friend and how to have a friend.
With so many advancements in education and teaching methods, Westridge School engage its students far past the textbook. From small group discussions on poetry to Experiential Week in San Diego, WS focus on messages that are core and compact so they are easy to understand. To further enhance the learning experience, technology is integrated into all subjects taught in the Lower School, many in its STEAMWork Design Studio.
Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, (626) 799-1053 ext. 200 or visit www.westridge.org.