They offer many extracurricular programs for the students that range from athletics, to music, to amazing theater performances, etc. They do a good job of including all of the students in the options given. They also encourage and receive an amazing amount of volunteer help from the parents and community. The teaching staff are great. They work well with parents, address any concerns timely and show respect to the students.
Westfield Elementary is an awesome school! The teachers are wonderful and really care about teaching students to enjoy learning. Mrs. Thomas, the principal is outstanding - she is readily accessible to all the students and knows just about every student by name! The PTA is also excellent and parent involvement is the best I've ever seen! I have a 1st grader and a 2nd grader at Westfield and both have loved it from day one!
Westfield Elementary is an amazing school! Within 2 weeks of attending kindergarten my daughter was reading & loving it. The teachers are involved with each and every student. They have come to my children's birthday parties and sporting events to show their support and take an active interest in every childs education and learning style. The PTA has an exceptionaly high level of parental participation as well. The principal takes a hands on role and knows each student by first name and makes it a point to make all feel valued and appreciated. My daughter attended a very pricey pre-school before and would cry and not want to go to school, within days of starting at Westfield she couldn't wait to get to school. Even now, two year later, in anticipation of school starting on Aug 20th she has been singing, "Merry Christmas Westfield Elementary, Merry Christmas Westifield Elementary, May your Christmas be all that's it's meant to be, when you gather round the Christmas tree we wish you a very Merry Christmas from Westfield Elementary!" The volunteer MOM art program is amazing the play performed was nothing short of professional & thoroughly enjoyable. They bring education to life.
Be glad Principal Wathen is gone. Obviously, people who wrote reviews saying he was great did not really know him. He was manipulative, and very dishonest to say the least. Now there is a great administrator who really knows her stuff! This is a highly ranked school because it is in a very wealthy area. BUT the teachers are wonderful, the PTA really amazing, and the NEW administrator is great too! You will not be disappointed!