Westwood School is a place where students are encouraged to experience success socially, emotionally, physically, and academically in a positive and safe learning environment. The education program is based on high academic standards designed to increase the achievement level of all students. Emphasis is on promoting student self-management in a variety of situations. School staff, parents, students and community members work collaboratively to guide the academic excellence of students to foster an appreciation for the rich diverse cultures of the school community. In order to establish and maintain a positive learning environment, acceptable academic goals, expectations and behaviors are clearly defined and communicated so students can practice using good judgment; develop a sense of responsibility, and show respect and courtesy toward others.