Westridge promotes opportunities for leadership and service that motivate and empower girls to shape the values and goals of their communities. We nurture the development of character and values that inspire girls to pursue the goals of justice and equality in both the local and global communities.
The Service Learning program gives girls opportunities to advocate for themselves and others by speaking up with authentic and informed voices. As it progresses through each division, it prepares Westridge graduates to enter the world with a strong sense of commitment to social and global justice.
The Lower School’s service learning program provides a meaningful context for community service. Students participate in service learning opportunities as a part of their course of study, through various grade and school events.
In 2014, Westridge Water Warriors raised funds to build a complete water system at the Gikambura school in Kenya.
In Middle School, students come to understand and embrace their responsibilities of global citizenship. Through the service learning program, girls discuss issues of community concern and participate in service learning projects at the school, in the Pasadena area, and across the globe.
The Community Action Project graduation requirement is an opportunity for Upper School students to demonstrate how their personal interests and passions can set the stage for deep learning and service to others.