Westmoreland Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 5 and 6 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103
County: CA
School District: Pasadena Unified School District
Phone Number: 3236220731
President: Meaghan Donahue
Principal: Nicholas Pinto
School Type: NPS

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Additional Information

Accreditation: WASC
Founded: 2013
Organization Affiliation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, California Department of Education, CAPSES, Foothill Autism Alliance
Ages/Grades: K-12
School Setting:

Two school buildings that house the following: classrooms, administration offices, music room, parent resources center, motor lab, sensory room, and an independent living skills center, with a separate Occupational Therapy building and a Language & Speech building on a campus with an outside playground and parking.

School Schedule: 6
School days in Calendar Year: 200
School Holidays: MLK Day, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
Community:

Located in Pasadena, but serves students from approximately 30 school districts throughout Los Angeles County

School Size: Capacity is 132 students
Classroom Size: Maximum 12 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:12, beyond a Lead Teacher, every class has an Associate Teacher and additional Aides as needed per the IEP
Tuition:

N/A

Financial Aid:

N/A

Departments:

N/A

Curriculum:

California Department of Education approved curriculum. Westmoreland offers a Diploma Bound Program as well as 3 Certificate of Completion programs. Curriculum is based off of state standards, a student’s IEP, and a student’s district of residence requirements

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Language and Speech (LAS), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT) Adapted Physical Education (APE), Counseling and Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS).

Camp Programs: No
Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: No
Computer Capabilities:

Each classroom has a computer lab. In addition, Westmoreland has laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, Assistive Technology, and Virtual Reality equipment.

School Championships:

N/A

School Clubs:

Art, Music, Science, Theater, Poetry, Explorers, Peer Talk, and Cooking. Clubs are subject to change based on student interest.

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

N/A

Parking Spaces/Availability:

N/A

Uniform Guidelines:

N/A

Admissions Deadline: N/A
Mission Statement:

To empower individuals of all abilities to take charge of their own learning and lives, making it possible for them to be competent, caring, and contributing members of society; and to provide learning opportunities for families, professionals, and communities to support those efforts.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Institute for the Redesign of Learning established a unique non-public school (NPS), Westmoreland Academy, for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) next to the historic Gamble House in Pasadena. Westmoreland Academy was founded on the belief that extraordinary students deserve an extraordinary program. We offer specialized curriculum that meets the individual needs of students who learn in a multitude of ways and well-trained, empathetic, passionate staff who support our students in recognizing that they are “Whole, Able and Complete.” Our goal is to provide our students with an effective education that meets the referring school district and California State Board of Education Curriculum standards. Westmoreland Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

School History:

The Institute for the Redesign of Learning (IRL) established a unique non-public school (NPS), Westmoreland Academy, for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) next to the historic Gamble House in Pasadena in 2013. Our sister non-public school, Almansor Academy in South Pasadena, was experiencing an increasing number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and IRL determined that a separate school was needed to serve these students and their needs. Therefore, Westmoreland Academy began and is founded on the belief that extraordinary students deserve an extraordinary program. We offer specialized curriculum that meets the individual needs of students who learn in a multitude of ways and well-trained, empathetic, passionate staff who support our students in recognizing that they are "Whole, Able and Complete." Our goal is to provide our students with an effective education that meets the referring school district and California State Board of Education Curriculum standards. Westmoreland Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.