The Westside School was founded by Dr. Honey Meadows and Ariel Curney for the purpose of bringing inclusive educational options to the families of Southwest Atlanta. Young children regardless of ability and background deserve supportive and stimulating environments to learn. Inclusivity teaches all children to value diversity while broadening their worldview and strengthening social skills.
The Westside school has four classes with students ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Students progress to the next class based on skill acquisition not age, allowing children to meet milestones on their timeline.
The Westside school uses Georgia Early Learning and Developmental Standards (GELDS) to guide activity planning. We use a student-centered approach to education adopted from Montessori methods. Educators guide students through the process of exploring knowledge while allowing them to make choices.
community collaboration, difference, exploration, individuality, reciprocal learning of children and adults, the abilities of all children, communication with families, connections with nature, accountability for educational staff, research based practices, and respect for the child.