Westside Neighborhood School

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About Us

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Our Mission
Westside Neighborhood School, a K-8 independent school in Playa Vista, is committed to creating a deeply caring community of lifelong learners that nurtures students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential, develop cultural competency, and inspire the world with their curiosity, innovation, compassion, and stewardship.

Our Philosophy
The school’s program is built on four pillars: Academic Excellence; Character; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice; and Community. Faculty members model what they teach: respect and responsibility, love of teaching and joy of learning, sense of humor, open communication, and teamwork. Students are encouraged to be creative, independent, and self-disciplined. We believe in the importance of fostering resilience in our students and value perseverance, effort, and learning from our mistakes. WNS students understand the importance of community while respecting individual differences. Our goal is to instill in our students a love of learning, cultural sensitivity, and a deep understanding of our world both in and outside the classroom.


Welcome to Westside Neighborhood School
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Rep/Contact Info

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Hannah Lawrence