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: 7:50 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri: 7:50 AM - 1:30 PM

Kathleen Esparza

Welcome to STRIVE Prep – Westwood
Home of the Panthers

Welcome College Classes of 2026, 2027, and 2028!

I am so excited to begin another year with the STRIVE Prep - Westwood Panthers! I can't wait to see our returning 7th and 8th graders model our values for our incoming 6th graders as we build a strong and supportive community!

We will work hard, we will work joyfully, and together, we will STRIVE for College!!

Here's what we're looking forward to in Quarter 1.

  • The opportunity for our scholars to challenge themselves and each other in our We Are Readers program by reading books and making growth!

  • The opportunity to view The Great American Solar Eclipse! Mon., Aug. 21st 11:30-11:50am

  • STRIVE Prep - Westwood Welcome Back Night!              

    • Wed., Aug. 30th from 5-6:30 PM

  • Our first official Family Council meeting of the year!                 

    • Thurs., Sept. 21st from 5-6 PM


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.