The original school, located in the Forest Hill community, was built in 1941. Over the years there have been many changes, additions and renovations to keep this school current.
The school presents a welcoming environment and works hard at positive partnerships to enhance student learning. As of September 2013, West Preparatory has more than 535 students, one third of whom have been in Canada less than seven years. The students represent 45 different countries of origin and 25 different linguistic groups.