Westwood Public Schools
220 Nahatan Street
About Westwood Public Schools
The Westwood Public Schools has a student population of approximately 3,000. The system includes an integrated preschool, five K-5 elementary schools, one middle school for grades 6-8, and one high school for grades 9-12. The average class size is 21 pupils. In addition to a comprehensive academic program, there is an extensive extracurricular program which includes inter and intra-scholastic athletic teams, academic teams, club and student publications. All staff is encouraged to participate in the life of the school outside of the classroom.
The curriculum at all levels is aligned with state frameworks and makes use of innovative new programs. Our students gain recognition in many fields. More than 96% of graduating seniors have entered colleges and universities to further their education. Many students take Advanced Placement exams in American History, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Foreign Languages, and Studio Art. Our high school students are involved in school affairs and community services of all kinds: school governance, club activities, scholarship programs, and a variety of sports. Our elementary and middle school students are offered activities such as school plays, chorus, orchestra, band, science fairs, and sports.
Approximately 300 professional staff and 100 support personnel make up our school system. The majority of our teachers have earned a master's degree. We offer a collegial New Teacher Induction Program, as well as a staff development program that supports new initiatives, encourages teacher action research, and provides avenues for teacher input.
Westwood is a suburban community located 13 miles southwest of Boston, at the junction of two major arteries, Routes 95/128 and Route 1. The town is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The Westwood community is proud of its attractive landscape, its recreational and cultural facilities, and its fine schools.