Welcome to Whole Child

Welcome to Whole Child Education


Since its inception, Westgate Community School was founded on Whole Child Education tenets. We believe that students are more than their test scores, more than their academic talents, and more than just another student we pass through each year. Students are unique, creative individuals who bring different strengths and talents to our community. They are capable of accomplishing great things, and they are inherent gifts to our school and society. They offer hope of a better future. Our job is to ensure that we foster a learning environment that supports the whole child.


ASCD defines the Whole Child Approach this way: “Each child, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. That’s what a whole child approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement really is.”


At Westgate, that means creating an educational approach elevated by the following pillars: MIND, BODY and COMMUNITY.


Whole Child Education at Westgate Community School

Recess Environmental Education
Gifted Education Health & Nutrition Gardens, Goats, & Chickens
Depth & Complexity Physical Education Service Learning
Mindfulness Movement Mondays Kindness Week
Soul Service Class Movement Breaks Peer Mentors
Mental Health Flexible Seating Enrichment
Restorative Practices Brain Breaks Internships