Student Life



At Westridge, you’ll explore all your unique talents and passions while you thrive, learn, and grow from all we have to offer.

We are a sisterhood that gives you support, earns your respect, and cherishes your trust—long after you graduate. 

Along with academics, activities are a big part of the experience at Westridge. Outside of the classroom, you can play sports, study and work on projects together, rehearse theatre and dance, attend club meetings, run the student government, produce the newspaper. No matter how varied or focused your interests are, there’s an activity and a place for you.

Above all, the Westridge community is filled with joy and an infectious desire to learn, collaborate, and grow.

I couldn't live without all the kindness of the people at Westridge, especially my friends. Being at Westridge makes me happy, and when I am happy I learn more.

— Summer, Westridge Class of 2019

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Clubs join girls with similar interests together to share knowledge, spread passion, and affect change. Girls at Westridge lead and participate in the following clubs: Alliance, Amnesty International, Animal Club, Art, Asian Culture, Chess Club, Classic Films & TV, Green Guerillas, Help Africa, Junior Classical League (Latin), Korean Culture, LINK (Liberty in North Korea), Math Club, Red Cross, Roots and Shoots, Science Olympiad/Robotics, Speech & Debate, UNITY, World Issues Club, Young Democrats, Young Republicans.

STUDENT VOICES

Student Voices is a student-led leadership group dedicated to addressing topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Student Voices is comprised of Affinity Heads and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and White Privilege Conference (WPC) delegates. With a focused group of students, Student Voices raises awareness about local and global issues and events through assemblies, town meetings, and lunch talks.

Student Voices organized many events during the 2017-2018 school year, including:

  • Themed assemblies, during which students lead discussions on various social issues (2017-2018 topics included presentations on DACA and immigration policy, gun legislation, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the white savior complex)
  • Special annual assemblies including Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 and the Youth Action Project Assembly
  • Latinx Affinity’s Salsa Night
  • The Skittles lunch talk with John Sovec, therapist and counselor
  • The Christian Affinity Christmas Box Fundraiser
  • Korean Affinity lunch talk: "Going Beyond K-Pop and Korean BBQ: A Deeper Look at the Korean-American Experience"

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

Spyglass: Westridge’s school newspaper is staffed and published by Upper School students. Check out the Spyglass blog, a joint collaboration between yearbook and newspaper students.

InLook: The yearbook “looks in” on life at Westridge. The staff consists of Upper School students and is distributed in May.

OutLook: The Upper School’s literary magazine is published annually. This collection of poetry and short stories authored by Upper School students is an expression of looking out on life as well as within.

LitLook: The Middle School’s literary magazine is published annually and consists of poems, stories and art submitted by Middle School students.

An independent, forward-thinking
day school for girls, grades 4–12

324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, California 91105
Phone: 626-799-1153
Fax: 626-799-9236
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