Staff, parents, guardians and the community of the WSNS collaborate for the development of the whole child. The WSNS maintains high expectations for academic acheivement and appropriate behaviour with mutual respect. In 2014, the school earned Level 1 designation by the DESE, the highest accountability rating in the state's 5-level rating system.
The West Somerville Neighborhood School focuses on building student writing skills to synthesizing thinking and to nurture creative expression. The school strives to extend and improve students' learning through the use of assessments, differentiated instruction, the use of technology and interdisciplinary projects. The ultimate goal is to develop students with skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who contribute responsibly in a global economy.
Learning at the WSNS continues well past the afternoon bell with a variety of afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities for students, including academic support, creative arts and sports.