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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 13
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,750
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
130 responses
Average ACT
32
104 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Yam Festival
    22%
  • Senior Skits
    18%
  • Chalk Day
    17%
  • Greek and Roman
    15%
  • All Schools Day
    12%
  • Big and Little Sister
    8%
  • Orchestra Assemblies
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    500
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    53%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    87%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 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-
    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

    103 reviews
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    I'm currently a student at Westridge and I am hoping to move schools next year. I'm a freshmen and I've been at Westridge since 7th grade. This place teaches in a way I've never seen before. I sit in a class, focus for 15 minutes at most, then come out and have no idea wth I just learned. Teachers are quirky and don't really help much. Students are very fake and friendly. Many of my peers can agree with me when I say, this place will ruin your life. Welcome to Depressedridge!
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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.
    Westridge School for Girls is a great high school that successfully prepares their students for college and beyond. Equipped with an excellent college counseling team, seniors start working during their junior year and into the summer to begin their college process. Teachers at the school encourage students to meet with them on regular basis if they see students struggling. The campus culture is leans towards collaborative versus cut throat. The students understand their desire to succeed does not come at the cost of leaving peers behind. Although the school is not the most diverse, students understand promoting the celebration of cultures through different affinity groups on campus.