Our daughter is in kindergarten at Westerly. We were very close to sending her to our local public school in Long Beach but are so happy we made the choice to send her to Westerly. She is thriving and loves school. She hates to miss for any reason and loves learning. The staff are very caring and the music, Spanish,and art programs are excellent. The fact that she is already speaking some Spanish is something I did not expect. Check it our for yourself.
I am extremely thankful to be a part of the Westerly Community as a teacher and as a parent. I am fortunate to have found a place that fosters a love of learning, as well as develops a strong character in our students all within an incredibly supportive community. Westerly is a second home for my family. My own children are curious and confident because of their experience at Westerly School. They feel connected to their friends and to the faculty here. The students at Westerly feel valued because they truly are. I am proud to say that Westerly offers so much more than an education, it provides a unique and amazing experience.
This is our 7th year at westerly, and we couldn't be happier. We have 2 beautifully well-rounded children that are happy and confident. Of course we wish our public system provided this type of education without cost, but the fact is they don't. We make sacrifices to send our children to westerly, but to us, nothing is more important. Having a 3rd grader and a 6th grader that want to go to school is priceless.
Without my school, I would not be where I am today, nor be the person I am today. I owe Westerly everything, because it gave me something no one can take away, the best education ever. 9 years have never gone by so fast, but I was prepared to meet the world at the end of my years with confidence, self-reliance, and connections. I expect new buildings on the campus someday, and a huge sign before both turn-ins on 29th street telling who we are.
Westerly School is shaping a generation of problem solvers who collaborate, articulate and will be prepared for a global environment when they look for their chosen careers. My children look adults in the eyes and speak clearly and respectfully, a rare commodity today! I am so grateful for this safe, heathly community where my three children have learned so much about being productive members of their school and their town. The rigorous accreditation that the National Association of Indepentent School requires of independent schools is one of the best ways to assure you are getting a solid foundation for you $$$. Families looking for a future for their most valued investment should do their home work, investigate, visit and reseach the location your children will spent a great deal of their formative years. Westerly School of Long Beach has been the brightest of beginnings for us.
My grandchildren attend Westerly. I am impressed with the students, faculty, and administration every time I attend an event at the school. The students are very confident when presenting to an audience and they are very comfortable using an assortment of technologies in their presentations. I often ask visiting graduates about their experience of going from a small school to a large high school. They all tell me their Westerly experience prepared them very well. They had no difficulties academically or socially. I love being a part of the Westerly Community.
My two children truly enjoy going to school each day. They even get upset if I pick them up too early from the after school program! Both of my kids are in classrooms with less than 20 students and each class has a teaching assistant. They enjoy a curriculum that includes: art, music, Spanish, and P.E. It's a hefty price tag, but so worth it.
The school search for for our children ended as soon we stepped on the campus of Westerly six years ago. The small class sizes, the incredible faculty and staff, a great curriculum, the core values maintained, an exceptional after school program and the overall sense of community at Westerly are just a few of the reasons that we decided to send our two children here. Our children are currently participating in the Summer With Westerly program offered at the school and are enjoying every minute of it.