Westdale Heights Academic Magnet (WHAM) is a K–5 dedicated academic magnet school with a focus on environmental science, mathematics and technology. WHAM students are provided with rigorous academic instruction, in and beyond the classroom, that deepens content knowledge and sharpens critical thinking skills. Our science specialist, classroom teachers and enrichment teachers utilize our technology lab, science lab, school gardens and koi pond for inquiry-based instruction. As a Green Ribbon School, students have numerous opportunities to learn environmental awareness through recycling and composting, working in our school gardens, participating in citizen science projects and creating “Green Projects” using recyclable materials. At WHAM, we work diligently to instill confidence that fosters our students’ ability to reach their fullest potential!
At WHAM, our vision is educating the whole child—academically, physically, socially and emotionally—to develop successful and productive citizens for a diverse and ever-changing world. Our challenging core curriculum and various enrichment classes allow our magnet theme and focus to be seamlessly woven into the educational experience for all students. Our technology lab, science lab and school gardens allow students to act as environmental scientists as they participate in hands-on activities and explore ways to solve real-world problems. It is important that our students learn the social and emotional responsibility of caring for themselves, others and nature. Our school-wide recycling and composting initiative, which is led by WHAM students, helps them learn the academic content related to caring for our environment and experience the social responsibility of being good stewards of Earth’s resources. At WHAM, we foster academic achievement while instilling environmental awareness and the love of learning in our students.