WHY WESTFIELD?

Smaller Class Sizes =  Individualized Attention

At Westfield, class sizes average 15 students, creating a successful, structured environment that promotes learning and positive interaction.  We further desire to instill a love of learning through meaningful educational activities that build upon the natural curiosity of children.  Our dedicated faculty provides instruction and curriculum that inspire students to think and learn within a global context. 

Christ-centered  Environment = Character & Faith

One of our highest callings as a school is to prepare our students to become leaders who make the right ethical and moral decisions, and the foundation for ethics and morality is the Christian faith.  The founders of our school wanted Westfield to prepare students for higher education in a Christian environment, and this has remained the mission of our school for more than 45 years.  Our mission compels us to make the most of this opportunity in building student character and faith. Westfield guides students to lead healthy, purposeful lives in which each child can properly balance intellectual, spiritual, and physical pursuits.  Our supportive and committed parents alongside a talented faculty nurture, mentor, and send our incredible students into the world fully equipped for life’s challenges.

Engaged 21st Century Learning = Preparation for College

Preparing students for college is both daunting and complex.  Students need to learn how to learn, how to think, and how to solve increasingly complicated problems in a world which will be more and more connected and the problems more interrelated.   Today’s students will experience higher education, as well as careers, that are immersed in technology. Reading and lecture based learning are still a vital and necessary component of classroom instruction, but we believe that excessive whole group/lecture approach alone is not sufficient for what our children need for their future.  Our faculty works toward a balanced 21st century approach to instruction where multiple methods are employed.  Schools play a vital role in preparing students for their future by teaching the technology skills that will be needed in higher education and the workplace. We will continue to explore how we can all help our students develop a passion for learning, rather than a passing interest.  When we can be successful in such an endeavor as developing that passion for learning, then we have given a student the keys to the critical thinking needed both in college and in life.

Westfield offers a rigorous curriculum to prepare every student for college. Advanced Placement courses are offered beginning in 10th grade. Each year, Westfield graduates outperform their peers across Georgia and the nation on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and 100 percent are accepted for college admission.

High Standards = Pursuing Excellence

Our school community holds high expectations and pursues excellence regarding the quality and nature of the Westfield experience.  A community of parents, faculty, alumni, Board members, special friends, and administrators unequivocally encourages a school environment that promotes the highest standards of integrity and character.  Westfield guides students to lead healthy, purposeful lives in which each child can properly balance intellectual, spiritual, and physical pursuits.  Our supportive and committed parents alongside a talented faculty nurture, mentor, and send our incredible students into the world fully equipped for life’s challenges.

 

Opportunities for Leadership = Student Success

 

The Westfield School encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities, such as music and drama along with athletics as part of their school experience. Westfield competes interscholastically in literary, debate, and 12 different sports at the junior varsity and varsity levels in the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA). Lower School students in Grades 1-6 have the opportunity to participate in football, cheerleading, and basketball.  Our students represent the best of Westfield when they take the stage or the field and deserve our support and positive encouragement at each event. When visiting The Westfield School, you will discover that our school spirit is a strong and proud tradition. Students, administration, faculty, staff, alumni, and the families of Westfield all join together to celebrate athletic competitions. These events are family affairs with several generations of Hornets cheering on the current teams.  The accomplishments of our teams are a direct result of the leadership, dedication, and skill of our faculty and coaches, and the cooperation of the teachers and families who all work together to promote the Westfield’s programs and activities. Parent volunteers in the Westfield Booster Club and the Westfield Family Organization provide countless hours of time and talent for the benefit of our students. Their efforts make a difference in the quality of our programs.