In september 1960, Duchese Academy of the Sacred Heart opened our doors to the first 52 girls on what had been a 15-acre Bering family estate. The next 50 years brought many adaptations and evolutions, always to provide our students with a singular institution that both retains its character and sets the standard in academics and facilities. Today, the original number of 52 students has grown to more than 700, and the initial three grades of seven, eight and nine have expanded to encompass our pre-kindergarten through grade 12 continuum. While Duchesne still boasts of a tranquil campus and a sense of seclusionin the Memorial area, it is now a dynamic presence of the 21st century learning firmly rooted in our 200-year-old Sacred Heart values.
A safe, caring and accepting community enables Hilton Head Prep to mold students of strong character. Through students’ engagement with exemplary faculty, participation in co-curricular arts and athletic programs, and meaningful involvement with the community, Prep will prepare competent and motivated students to succeed in college and beyond. Hilton Head Prep curriculum will incorporate a solid foundation with critical thinking skills while leveraging students’ creativity in preparing them to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Westmark School transforms lives. At Westmark, we build on the strengths of students in grades 2-12 with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or other math or reading learning disabilities, often combined with ADD or ADHD. Since our students learn differently, we teach differently. Our students discover that learning differently carries its own unique rewards.
Westmark School has been transforming lives for over 30 years. At Westmark, we build on the strengths of students in grades 2-12 with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or other math or reading learning disabilities, often combined with ADD or ADHD. Westmark differentiates instruction based on student need and allows children to discover not only their personal academic style but their strengths and areas of need as well. Through the integrated use of assistive and educational technologies, we spark the imaginations of our youngest learners, as they explore their world and learn to love learning again; ignite passions in our middle school students who discover their personal learning styles and strengths, and develop new interests, character and confidence to fulfill their potential; and illuminate futures for our high school students as they become seasoned communicators, self-directed learners, responsible members of society and critical thinkers who push past old limits and reach for success. In the classroom, on the stage and on the field, these bright students have what it takes, and Westmark has what they need: a warm and stimulating environment that turns struggle to strength and challenge to opportunity.
Since its founding over 30 years ago, Westmark School has provided students with a college-preparatory curriculum and traditional independent school experience offering competitive athletic teams; performing, visual and digital arts programs; service and experiential learning; student leadership opportunities; and a variety of after school enrichment classes. Westmark is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
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The WUDL supports debate programs across the D.C. area at public schools. Teams meet at the schools with school-based teams to practice just like a sport, then compete in weekend tournaments. The WUDL provides resources, stipends, and curriculum for the after school practices, recruits coaches and volunteers, and hosts the local tournament schedule. The WUDL takes its best and brightest and travels to regional competitions around the country.
All of our programs are free of charge for students attending public schools.
Over 300 volunteers built a community library – Lighthouse Library. The library program gives away thousands of books each year to families who visit and through an annual Christmas in the Country event. The library offers free WiFi to the community and to visitors. There is a food bank at the two programs sites. A Farmers Market began in 2017 to provide a place for locals to purchase good quality food and for them to have a booth to share their produce. The sustaining program is the Grouse Valley Lodge and the Honeysuckle Lodge at the site – rental cabins. The library rents out for events as Lighthouse Lodge. Eastern Cowley County Resource Center is the nonprofit that sponsors the programs. It is a 501 c 3. Hicks Chapel in rural Dexter was purchased this summer to expand programs to the rural area. Visitors and field trips are welcome at both sites. The library has a large saltwater aquarium. The church shows the history of the area since 1910.