PreK and Kindergarten at Westwood

The whole child is nurtured at Westwood.

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Each child's unique differences are encouraged.

Each child is unique and precious.

How we teach K3

Children learn through movement, music, sounds, colors, shapes, and play.

K4 Builds the Blocks of Reading Success

In K4 students learn to put sounds together to form words.

K5 is Fundamental

Students to move K5 ready to read.

PreK and Kindergarten are Foundational

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.

K3

A solid education foundation begins with K-3 where children begin to learn through movement, music, sounds, colors, shapes, and play.

K4

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.

K5

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. 

Meredith Powell

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.

Azalee Vereen

Westwood is more than just a school, it is a family. The schools size together with its values, standards, and excellent academics is the reason 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. 

Amanda Hobbs

Frequently Asked Questions

How old should students be to enroll in Westwood's kindergarten program?

K3, K4 and K5 students who are not three, four or five years old respectively before September 1st will not be admitted to Westwood.

Are there any health requirements?

Immunization Policy-Act No. 540 states that all students entering grades K-12 have a Georgia Department of Human Resource Certificate of Immunization 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 inquires please contact Paige Johnson in the High School Office at 229-336-7992.  You may also email her at pjohnson@westwoodschools.org.  Registration Applications and Financial Aid Applications are available for pickup. See a full list of admissions requirements on our Admissions page.

When do we apply for Westwood's program?

All applications for the following school year for students presently enrolled are due by the end of February.  Alumni family registration is reserved for March 1st-7th and registration opens to the public the second week in 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 atpjohnson@westwoodschools.org.

We also have Open House the first Sunday in March each year.  Westwood also holds various informational meetings in the surrounding towns during the spring of each school year.

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