Pre-K and Kindergarten at Westwood
The whole child is nurtured at Westwood.
How We Teach K3
Children learn through movement, music, sounds, colors, shapes and play.
K4 builds the foundation for reading success.
K4 students learn to put sounds together to form words.
Learning is fun in K5.
Students move to K5 ready to read.
PreK and Kindergarten – A Strong Foundation
The Westwood pre-school program begins the process of educating the whole child. Children grow physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally, and it is our job to help them develop in all these areas. Westwood teachers provide the environment and instruction for children to develop safely and independently, recognizing the unique differences of each child.
A solid education foundation begins with K-3 where children begin to learn through movement, music, sounds, colors, shapes, and play.
K-4 takes sounds and attaches them to objects and words and moves numbers to concrete things to be counted, grouped, sequenced, and added. The process of learning to put sounds together to form words is one of the goals of the K-4 reading program.
Students move to K-5 ready to read. The Learning Lab makes sure all pre-academic skills are in place by using Search and Teach. If students need help, they go to the learning lab to strengthen the necessary skills. Their reading program is multi-level with phonics as the base.
Our Curriculum is Designed for a Child’s Healthy Development
In addition to recess, K-4 and K-5 also have PE each day and part of their program is Movement with a Purpose. It is a brain-based program with movement aimed towards developing the brain for reading. These grades are enhanced with music, Spanish, art, library, and technology.
What Our Parents Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us. Let’s see what parents are saying about their child’s experience in Kindergarten.
Westwood offers our children a safe, loving, and encouraging learning environment where our kids are challenged academically. We are proud to be a part of a family-oriented school where values are a priority.
I wouldn't send my children anywhere else! In addition to excellent academics, all three of my children have been able to be an integral part of many different school activities (sports teams, clubs, performing arts) without having to concentrate, or specialize in just one area.
Westwood is more than just a school, it is a family. The school's size, together with its values, standards, and excellent academics are the reasons we choose Westwood for our girls. Westwood focuses on developing a well-rounded student. Not only is a quality education important, but involvement in extra-curricular and the community is emphasized as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old should students be to enroll in Westwood's kindergarten program?
K3, K4 and K5 students must be three, four or five years old respectively before September 1st.
Are there any health requirements?
Immunization Policy-Act No. 540 states that all students entering grades PK-12 have a Georgia Department of Human Resource Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) on file at the school. Your physician or Health Department will have this certificate.
Where can I learn more about admission for my child??
For admissions inquiries please contact Paige Johnson in the High School Office at 229-336-7992 or email her at [email protected]. To see a full list of admissions requirements or to download the registration application or scholarship application see our Admissions page. You may also pick up registration applications and scholarship applications in the school offices.
When do we apply for Westwood's program?
All applications for the following school year for students presently enrolled are due by the last day of February. Alumni family registration is reserved for the first week of March each year and registration opens to the public the 2nd week of March.
Can I visit the campus?
Visiting our school is an excellent way for you and your family to see what Westwood has to offer. Contact our admissions office today to set up an appointment for an individual tour of our campus where you will have an opportunity to meet our faculty, staff and current students. Call Paige at 229-336-7992 or email her at [email protected].
We also have Open House in early March each year. Westwood also holds various informational meetings in the surrounding towns during the spring of each school year.
Don't Be Shy
If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime. We’re here to help.