Westlake Middle School
825 West Lake Drive, Thornwood, NY 10594, USA
+1 914 769 8540
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||10-14|
|Number of pupils||438|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBMYP|
|MYP Coordinator||Dr. Susan Cowles-Dumitru|
Westlake Middle School (WMS) is a public school located in the leafy suburbs of Westchester County in New York. The school is housed on a large green campus with ample outdoor athletic fields and indoor facilities. Served well by public transportation, it is approximately 45 minutes by train to the heart of New York City. The school offers The IB Middle Years Programme years 1-3, USA grades 6-8. At Westlake, all students engage in the full MYP Programme of eight subjects. Westlake Middle School is recognized as a middle school of excellence and is ranked by Niche as an 'A' school. WMS supports the whole child and our mission is to engage and develop independent, inquisitive, tenacious and open-minded students who think critically, perform innovatively and act ethically in our local and global community.
All students at Westlake have the opportunity to study the core subjects as well as the arts, design, physical education and health. Languages are offered in Spanish and Italian at all grade levels. WMS has a full inclusion program where students who require special education supports are given the necessary structures for them to thrive within the framework of the IB program. In MYP Year 3, students have the opportunity to take high school level classes in Algebra and Living Environment. The Community Project is the culminating experience for all year 3 students allowing them to connect to a personal passion or a community organization. They can grow themselves as caring, thoughtful human beings. Students also participate in advisory sessions where their social and emotional learning and well-being is supported. The school has full-time school counselors, a school psychologist and a school social worker to support students and families.
Extracurriculars are offered and open to all students. All Fours on Paws, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Art Club, Student Council and Yearbook Club are just a few examples. Students also participate in national competitions such as Science Olympiad, Math League and the Robotics Competition Team, often bringing home medals of achievement. Competitive sports include track, lacrosse, football, cheerleading, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, swimming, diving and softball.
The community of Westlake Middle School is part of the Town of Mount Pleasant. There is a vibrant 'Westlake Wildcat' spirit surrounding the school and families move to our sought-after area for a safe and stable place to live and grow.