About Our School
Westbury High School is located on the historic North Shore on beautiful Long Island, in Nassau County. Although part of the Westbury Union Free School District, the high school itself is located in Old Westbury on land that was donated to the district. The current building was originally built in 1958 with an additional wings added in 1964 and 2011.
We educate children from the Village of Westbury, the New Cassel area and a portion of Old Westbury.
Our philosophy is to provide students
an education not only appropriate to their personal needs and abilities, but
also responsive to the needs of the community. We acknowledge that the general welfare of students and the
needs of a broader citizenry are a joint responsibility shared by staff and
community. The challenge of
educating young people is too complex to be successfully borne by one segment
alone. Therefore, we support and
welcome positive interaction among students, parents, staff and the community
As educators, we provide a program that
stresses concepts and skills and fosters pride in their attainment. Our program strengthens awareness of
the relationship between educational achievement and general life skills and
incorporates convergent, divergent, and evaluative thinking skills. We strive to instill an understanding
of the need for and the value of lifelong education.
We remain open to innovation and
change. While recognizing the importance of educating students so that they may
function productively in a rapidly changing and technologically advancing
multi-cultural society, we must continue to foster an appreciation of humanistic
and artistic values. Short and
long term directions for educational programs will be reviewed in a continuing
process to assure that the changing needs and goals of the students, staff and
community, are met.
The mission of Westbury High School is to support students' academic, social, and moral growth; to foster a life-long commitment to learning and to encourage responsible contributions to society. We seek to create a partnership reflecting the high standards of supportive families, conscientious learners, committed staff, and an involved community. At all times, instruction and its practical application should always go hand in hand.
Westbury High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc., Commission on Secondary Schools.
Our student body is a diverse multi-cultural and multi-ethnic population with students representing many nations such as the countries of Central and South America, Haiti, Nigeria, India and. There are over 8 languages spoken by the students and staff in the building.
Our courses are designed to meet the individual needs of the students. Our faculty, along with the support of the parents and community, provide a learning environment in which all students can participate and achieve success in both academic and co-curricular activities. We believe that every student is able to earn a Regents diploma and to that end, we offer a full range of services towards that goal.
- Advanced Placement
- Honors courses
- Navy Junior ROTC
- Cradle of Aviation Academy
- SAT Prep
- Saturday Morning Academy
- Marine Science
- Full range of performing and fine arts
- Educational services for students with special needs
We are particularly proud of partnerships with major universities, local organizations and nationally recognized programs:
Adelphi University Student Teacher Observers
The Long Island Philharmonic
Nassau BOCES Arts in Education
Electrify Your Strings (mark Wood and Laura Kaye)