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 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 is an Upper School student-led leadership group that works to create cultural assemblies, help facilitate cultural conversations, and educate the Westridge community. Members include past and present Student Diversity Leadership Conference attendees and elected class representatives.

In the past several years, Student Voices has organized the following events:

  • Culture “Bring It”—an all-school assembly that covered multiracial affinity, and included insights into European, African, Chinese, Latina and Korean culture
  • Body Image and Lookism—an assembly where students discussed issues surrounding body image and how that plays out in the media
  • Latina Affinity Breakfast – hosted at the start of the school year for all divisions
  • Black History month soul food potluck
  • Korean film night


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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