Small by Design
Westgate Community School is small by design. The average kindergarten class is 18 students and the average class size for first grade through high school is 25 students. The average Team size first grade through high school is 100. The Teams are multi-grade: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9-12 which supports students in making friends who are older and younger than they at different times throughout their education.
We believe students receive many benefits from a small school environment including more focused and individualized attention in the classrooms. Students, staff and families enjoy a small community, strong relationships, being known by staff and to one another, less disruption, and more opportunities for students to actively participate in classroom and extracurricular activities.
Because we are grounded within what we believe is good for students, we do not have plans to grow bigger as a school.