STRIVE Prep - Westwood

“We are a strong and united community, and we invite you to join our journey as we STRIVE for college!”

Kathleen Esparza, Principal

Grades Served: 6-8

Main Phone:


School Leader:

Kathleen Esparza


School Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM - 4:15 PM
Fri: 8 AM - 1:30 PM

Tues & Thurs: 4:15 - 5:15 PM

Kathleen Esparza

Welcome to STRIVE Prep – Westwood
Home of the Panthers

Welcome College Classes of 2025, 2026, and 2027!

Every year we have the opportunity to build on the foundations that have been laid before us and to continue the legacy that has been established of academic excellence and community pride! I am incredibly excited to be returning to STRIVE Prep - Westwood and to have the chance to work again with the wonderful families and scholars within this community.

I cannot wait for the beginning of the year and all of the excitement that it brings! Here's what we're looking forward to in Quarter 1.

  • The announcement and celebration of our 16-17 Advisories!

  • Participation in our first ever Launch Week that will really set the tone for what it means to be a STRIVE Prep - Westwood Panther!

  • The opportunity for our 8th grade students to work with the Challenge Day organization!


STRIVE Prep Shout Out

We are proud to celebrate our community’s achievements.  From scholars and families to teachers, leaders and community partners, see who we’re giving a shout out to this Fall!

School Based Programs

  • Daily Art, Health, Technology or Physical Education
  • Student Leadership
  • College Visits
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Community Programs

  • Family Council

Our phenomenal staff works hard to ensure that all of our scholars receive the high-quality education they deserve.