Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
Westside Village began with the dream of knocking down the wall between two classrooms, a dream of innovation, creativity and educating students beyond conventional walls. A dream of giving kids a voice, the freedom to meet their infinite potential and the necessity of reengaging families as partners in their child’s education.
The walls came down — we had a mixed-age community classroom. This inspired other teachers, families and children. The idea spread and overtime, the Community Classroom expanded into Westside Village Magnet School. I am proud to be one of the dreamers who brought our school into reality. Today, I am still committed to teaching and learning with children, families and facilitators about equity, justice, inclusivity and a learned respect for the earth and its people.
Westside Village is more than teachers and students. We are families, support staff, volunteers and the greater community. We are a nurturing, stimulating and democratic learning environment. We are a true community, driven and united by our belief—all children can be academically successful, happy, hopeful, contributing community members. We inspire our students and parent community to be engaged, thriving citizens, striving together to make the future a better place.
We personalize learning by meeting children wherever they are, and helping them to realize their infinite potential.
We empower our students to think and advocate for themselves and others. We learn together by engaging in real-world projects that help us become stewards of our community, the earth, and its diverse cultures.
We welcome you to learn more about our village. Please call us if you’d like to visit, tour, or volunteer.
Wendy Winchel, Principal
1101 NW 12th Street
Bend, OR 97703
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