We LOVE Westerly! We have been there for 6 years and have two children attending. The teachers and staff are amazing and really care about the students and take the time to really get to know them. The extra curricular classes are wonderful and my children learn something new everyday. PE, music, theater, Spanish, and art--what more could we ask for?
Our daughter has benefitted so much from the individual relationships she has with several teachers at Westerly. She still talks to her Kindergarten teacher, who is still interested in hearing about her day.
Homework, although it is part of the curriculum, is not the emphasis at this school. The homework is reasonably limited and is tied to topics the students are learning in class, so there is not a lot of overly ambitious expectations.
Absolutely. Conflicts between students do happen at Westerly as they do any school, but the way they are dealt with is substantially different. The students are spoken to with respect and take a role in owning and correcting their behavior.