What are the benefits of staying through 8th grade?

Middle School is the culminating experience of a West Side Montessori education. It is where all of the independence, confidence, and knowledge that your child has accumulated converges with the maturity of young adulthood. To leave before Middle School is to deny your child the capstone years of an unrivaled educational experience.

How is the transition from a small middle school to a large high school?

A WSM education instills great confidence and independence. Our graduates succeed and excel academically and socially at both public and private high schools.

What sort of course placement can I expect for my child in high school?

94% of our graduates are admitted into multiple honor classes and achieve honor roll status in high school.