Thank you…

As we reflect on the past year and the year ahead we are so thankful and proud to have your support and partnership. Westside Neighborhood School has grown and elevated all that we do and you will see through this report how vision, excellence, and success are at the core of the education at WNS.

We are excited to present our first-ever digital Philanthropy Report and hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed reflecting on the past year. This report is meant to recognize and celebrate our community’s generosity and we hope you can see how your contributions directly support our students. The highlights below showcase but a few of the amazing accomplishments our students had over the course of the 2018-19 school year. It is because of you that these achievements are possible.

One-hundred percent of our Faculty/Staff and Trustees made gifts to the WNS Annual Fund, 99% of parents contributed, and alumnae families and grandparents continue to grow their support. Each donor makes an immediate and profound impact on our students and the school. Every dollar raised helps fund programs that prepare our students to push boundaries and reach new heights.

Thank you for your strong commitment to Westside Neighborhood School and its students. You are integral to the success of the school, and we are so grateful for all that you do in support of our mission.


When you support WNS, you’re not just supporting a school you’re helping drive what comes next in education and community.


Students of Color


Zip Codes Represented


Students on financial assistance


Faculty & Staff of Color

8th grade matriculation


Students who got accepted into their first choice


Accepted into either their first or second choice


Total acceptance rate

“Creating and maintaining a diverse community is a vital part of what makes WNS the unique school that it is. Our socio-economic diversity is an important piece of our mission, as we provide financial assistance to 25% of our WNS families, thanks in large part to the support of fundraising within the WNS community.”

Dayna Hollins,

Director of Admission & Enrollment Manager

“Imagination and information are key building blocks for the broadening of the mind, and both are simultaneously in play whenever children engage in authentic learning experiences. Some of the best opportunities for this type of learning come from field trips, which take our students outside the walls of the classroom and into a stronger understanding of the world around them – past, present, and future. At WNS, we know that field trips are powerful opportunities for our students to explore the diverse city we inhabit, and to see education in action. Learning does not exist in a vacuum. Field trips – from museums and nature hikes to Astro Camp and trips to the Channel Islands – help our kids grow into more thoughtful, empathetic, and curious humans.”

Rebecca Russell,

Director of Curriculum