In 1983 Landmark School of Massachusetts opened Landmark West, in Culver City as a west coast extension of their school. The Landmark Foundation purchased the Encino campus in 1991. In the fall of 1997, Landmark School was purchased by a non-profit corporation, Learning with a Difference, Inc. to provide local control over the development and implementation of the program. These leaders renamed the school Westmark. Throughout its various incarnations over the last 29 years, the basic mission and educational philosophy of Westmark has remained the same: to enable students and parents who live with language-based learning differences to successfully pursue their dreams.
Westmark School inspires students with language-based learning differences who possess academic potential and personal promise to build on their strengths and prepare for a successful college experience.
Head of School: Claudia Koochek
Location: 4.7 acres in Encino, CA
Average class size: 12:1
College Acceptance: 96%
Accreditation: WASC and CAIS
Summer Program: Camp Funtime
Computer Labs: PC and Mac
Teaching Methods: Experiential education program, Multi-sensory, whole-child approach to education, Lindamood Bell ™ intensive reading program and Jane Schaffer Writing Program
Individual Tutorials: Stay S.M.A.R.T.
*Available before & after school.
Signature Programs: Technology, Individualized Instruction, Advisory & Electives, Athletics, Arts, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Enrichment Programs, and College Prep.
Transportation: Bus and Carpool
Catered Lunch Program: Fresh Lunches
Member Schools: NAIS and CAIS
Faculty: Strong faculty professional development program