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 540 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.
In addition to regular classroom programs, support in learning is provided in a variety of ways. Our team of dedicated teachers and support staff implements programs in English as a Second Language/English Skills Development (ESL/ESD) and Early Literacy Booster Reading. Special Education Resource teachers and home school staff work closely with classroom teachers in order to present a balanced program for all students.
In September 2012 we enrolled in the ECO school program. Students, Staff and parents are engaged in activities to promote environmental awareness to the school community. For the last several years, West Prep has received Gold status with our eco initiatives; our goal is to reach Platinum.