Junior High School
Junior High provides an important transition between middle and high schools.
Physical education is part of every child’s healthy development.
Advancing Writing Skills
In Junior High we move to writing essays and more advanced writing work.
Junior High School
Junior High provides an important transition between middle and high schools. The Westwood program is designed to foster the continued academic progress of students and to aid in the spiritual and social development. Our highly qualified staff is aware of the unique needs of developing adolescents and the best instructional methods to teach them.
Students’ individual needs are addressed by one class each day in the Learning Lab. While in the Learning Lab, students work on individual skills and also have study hall time in a small group with an assigned lab tutor.
Eight grade students have a semester of intensive keyboarding in preparation for computer science the following year.
The math rounds out a mastery of basic math and its operations. The eighth grade introduces pre-algebra or Algebra I for those who take the Honors Math track.
The Junior High also has football, cross country, softball, baseball, girls’ and boy’s basketball, and track teams,
English and Language Arts
English is dedicated to a solid understanding of grammar and how it applies to the writing process. The writing process develops into the essay form. The SAT vocabulary program and Daily Grammar Practice (DGP) have been vertically extended into these grades.
Experiences in the Modern World
Westwood is a school that likes hands-on real-world experiences. Here are just a few.
The Junior High School travels to Washington, DC every two years. As students travel, they collect memorobilia, take photos, and gather information about our nation’s history.
Upon return, students compile a comprehensive scrapbook about their adventures.Washington DC
During the school year, students have opportunities to go on a variety of enriching field trip opportunities. From plays to ballets, we work hard to help our students appreciate the arts and learn from the community.Arts Performances
Students have a variety of enriching on campus activities. From inspirational speakers and performers to our Tuesday devotionals, junior high students attend a variety of assemblies. These assemblies are designed to enrich students, build character, and bring our community together.On-Campus Activities