Throughout its various incarnations over the last 35+ years, the basic mission and educational philosophy of Westmark has remained the same: to enable students who live with language-based learning differences to successfully pursue their dreams.
In 1983, Landmark School of Massachusetts opened Landmark West in Culver City as a west coast extension of their school. The Landmark Foundation purchased the Encino campus in 1994. In the fall of 1997, Landmark School was purchased by a non-profit corporation, Learning with a Difference, Inc. to provide local control over the development and implementation of the program. These leaders renamed the school Westmark.
In 2002, Westmark began its expansion and over the next decade, added a Science, Technology and Media Building, a new classroom wing, an upgraded sport court, and a new Fine Arts building.
Westmark continued to transform itself with changes in its mission statement, curriculum and administration, and in March of 2005, the decision was made to become a fully independent school with the goal of having greater flexibility to implement more individualized programming to better serve its students.
Westmark School is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures.