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Westlake Academy

Westlake Academy

2600 J.T. Ottinger Road, Westlake, TX 76262, USA

+1 817 4905757


info@westlakeacademy.org

www.westlakeacademy.org

Westlake Academy
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 2003
Status State Charter
Executive Director Dr. Mechelle Bryson
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 5-18 years
Number of pupils 866
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Dr. James Owen
MYP Coordinator Terri Watson
PYP Coordinator Alison Schneider
Associations CIS,IB

Who we are

Founded in 2003 with a mission to achieve academic excellence and develop life-long learners who become well-balanced, responsible global citizens, Westlake Academy is the first and only municipally-owned charter school in the State of Texas, USA. Celebrating 18 years of excellence, and having just graduated its eleventh class, the Academy is nationally ranked and was awarded a top score (98%) for the third year in a row from the state education agency. These achievements are a direct reflection of the power of an IB World Education.

IB World School

Westlake Academy was the fifth public school in the US offering three IB programmes (PYP,MYP,DP) on a single campus. The IB curriculum and the school's smaller class sizes are enhanced by a breath-taking outdoor campus of innovatively designed stone-clad buildings clustered among 23 acres of verdant pastures and the crown of oak-adorned hills. Imagine how this helps create a premier, knowledge-based community that is truly unique.

College Preparation

Westlake Academy is an open enrollment college preparatory charter school, where great care and consideration is given to the mission and vision by the town leaders, citizens, and educational staff dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement. The Town of Westlake is proud that results focus on high student achievement while offering IB for all, strong parent and community connections, financial stewardship and sustainability, student engagement in extracurricular activities and service, and effective educators and staff.

Mission

Westlake Academy is an IB World School whose mission is to provide students with an internationally minded education of the highest quality to become well-balanced and respectful life-long learners.

Vision

Westlake Academy inspires college bound students to achieve their highest individual potential in a nurturing environment that fosters the traits found in the IB learner profile.

Values

Maximizing Personal Development, Academic Excellence, Respect for Self and Others, Personal Responsibility, Compassion and Understanding, Global Citizenship.

International Mindedness

Providing an internationally minded education of the highest quality means students will become globally well-balanced. This is not an alternative to cultural and national identity, but an essential component of life in the 21st century. Successful interaction requires our students to clearly communicate, solve problems and create new possibilities in a global context, connecting individuals from around the world.

Extracurricular Activities

Westlake Academy believes student clubs, honor societies and after-school activities allow young citizens to further their academic foundation while developing essential interpersonal skills. After school clubs are student driven under the guidance of our faculty. IB learner profile traits are reinforced outside the classroom via athletics, music, art, foreign language, theatre, technology and specialty niches including math, coding, and science.

Global Citizenship and Collaboration

As internationally-minded educators, Westlake Academy creates authentic global collaboration experiences that prepare our students to meet the demands of the 21st century marketplace while encouraging them to think globally and act locally:

Costa Rica and Argentina: Student and teacher exchange programs offered with a school in Costa Rica and in Argentina.

International Student Leadership Symposium (ISLS): Students in grade 10 can apply to be a delegate at the ISLS with 8 other schools across the globe including Germany, China, Oman, South Africa to name a few.

Global Service: Extended service opportunities with Students Shoulder to Shoulder include destinations such as Tibet, Peru, Kenya and more.

Leadership: Our teachers and administration host the annual Westlake Academy International Mindedness Educator Symposium with 7 countries represented and over 50 participants.

Youth Ambassadors Program: We partner with neighboring cities Southlake and Fort Worth offering worldwide student travel opportunities.

Class Trips: Students are given experiential travel opportunities beginning in third grade.

Technology: Teachers and students engage in collaborative learning in a 1:1 iPad environment.