Welcome to West Hills Middle School!
WHMS is unique as we are home to 4th through 8th grades. We work hard to maintain both an elementary and middle school atmosphere. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know our students well as they are with us for five years.
Students in 4th and 5th grade receive an elementary education while also experiencing the benefits of being in a middle school. While they have one classroom teacher for all of their core subjects (i.e. math, science, English, and social studies) they travel to their specials classes (i.e. physical education, vocal music, Spanish, 5th grade band or orchestra, visual arts), where they experience instruction for band and orchestra in a band and orchestra classroom, physical education classes take place in one of our two beautiful gymnasiums, and with vocal music being held in our choir classroom. Students eat lunch in our cafetorium (cafeteria with a stage) by individual grade level and have 45 minutes for lunch which includes time to eat and then have outdoor (or indoor in poor weather) recess on our extensive playground which they love. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs. All students have a guidance counselor as an additional support to their learning.
Our 6th – 8th grade students experience a middle school setting with one team of teachers per grade level. We offer a number of electives, many of them student initiated and driven. West Hills also offers 20 different sports for students to choose from. For more information on our outstanding curriculum and co-curricular offerings, please check out our website.
We are a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years and Middle Years World School. The IB pedagogy supports an inquiry model where students exercise initiative in using critical thinking skills in solving problems with a global perspective. Within our curriculum, we strive to make connections between different subjects (interdisciplinary approach) so that students can see the relevance and application of their learning.
The environment at West Hills is one of community. We truly become your child’s second home. Our size allows us the ability to know every student by name and every student to know each other within a grade level. The staff take a personal interest in every child and do everything they can to support him/her. We view your child’s education as a partnership that involves the school, the student and the parents.
As a team, we will work together to ensure your child’s success. If at any point you have a concern/question, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, guidance counselor or an administrator. We care deeply about our children and our community.
If you feel like WHMS might be the right fit for your child, please contact us for a visit. We would love to show you what WHMS has to offer!
It’s Great to be a West Hills Warrior!
Principal West Hills Middle School