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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
324 Madeline Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Telephone
(626) 799-1153

Applying

Application Deadline
January 11
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,470
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
From Westridge School

Westridge is an independent school for girls in grades 4-12 dedicated to educating adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders. The school balances challenging academics and leadership development with nurturing students’ sense of self and emphasizing their responsibilities to others and the world. The Westridge curriculum is based on a fundamental understanding of how girls learn. Discussion and collaboration are hallmarks of the program, which is designed to build mastery in core subjects and skills and inspire creative learners. Strengths in the humanities, sciences, and STEM fields are complemented with dynamic arts offerings and an athletic program structured to challenge top scholar-athletes and welcome all players. Westridge's engaged and supportive student culture encourages leadership of all styles and allows students to be themselves. As a recent graduate put it, “There is an intellectual vitality here—everyone is excited about education.”

Westridge School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1370
123 responses
Average ACT
32
90 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Senior Skits
    20%
  • Yam Festival
    20%
  • Chalk Day
    16%
  • Greek and Roman
    14%
  • All Schools Day
    12%
  • Big and Little Sister
    8%
  • Orchestra Assemblies
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    500
    58%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $76,264
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,494
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $689,700
    National
    $184,700

    Westridge School Reviews

    91 reviews
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    As parents at Westridge, we are incredibly impressed with how much our daughter has grown as a student and especially as a person. I recently asked a friend about her 15-year-old daughter and she rolled her eyes, saying "typical teenager! spends 2 hours on makeup and clothes every morning." I secretly said to myself, "thank goodness for Westridge!" where the girls sleep in those 2 extra hours and focus on becoming their best, boldest selves. Girls on campus have none of those external pressures. Teachers and administrators know each girl so well and are so dedicated to the social and emotional and academic development of each one. Only downside is sports are not emphasized, but this not really a school for jocks.
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    If you want a school that will partner with you to help your daughter grow into a strong and confident young woman with her heart in the right place, you need not look any further than Westridge. The teachers are passionate about what they do; they care deeply and it shows in the way they approach every subject. In fact, everything the school does is done with thoughtful care and intention. The girls go on to college well prepared not just academically, but for life's challenges as well. Simply put, this school is the gold standard by which we measure all other schools!
    I love the atmosphere that Westridge has and I've enjoyed being there for the past nine years! Though it can often be a competitive and academic environment, the friendships I have made and the skills I have learned are things that I will cherish forever. I feel comfortable leaving and heading to college and know that I will be prepared for anything they throw at me because of my experience at Westridge.