About West Hills Academy


Who are we?

We are a Long Island private school serving students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Our program is created for the unique learners of the world, who may have been underserved by the restrictions of public education. Inspired by the Montessori philosophy of teaching, our classrooms capitalize on a child’s natural curiosity and academic strengths to guide their learning process.

Who are our students?

  • Academic Level
    • Our students are children who possess an average to above average IQ, but have struggled due to certain academic, social, emotional, and/or physical limitations.
  • Common Factors
    • Common among students entering our school are social and emotional setbacks (i.e. bullying), language-learning disabilities, ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, and high functioning autism.

If you’re not sure if West Hills Academy is the right fit for your child, call us today. Our years of experience in navigating the education system can help you put your child on the path they need to be to reach their highest potential.

Our Philosophy


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Our program is structured to meet the individual needs of your child—emotionally, socially and academically. We capitalize on each child’s strengths and teach to his or her unique learning style.

Our History


History of West Hills Academy Private School

Mr. Kevin Gersh was raised on the grounds of West Hills Day Camp, where his father owned and operated a summer camp for over 60 years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Gersh started his lifelong career of positively impacting the lives of children in 1991, when he opened West Hills Montessori.

Our Staff


Professional staff and teachers at West Hills Academy
Our highly trained and compassionate staff work with students individually and in groups each day to help them reach their full potential.

Our Classrooms


Classrooms designed for learning

 Every inch of our classrooms are designed to create a perfect learning and explorative environment. Our desirable classroom ratio of 12:1:2 allows each child to receive individualized attention and a customized education plan.

Our Philosophy


helpingstudent

Our program is structured to meet the individual needs of your child—emotionally, socially and academically. We capitalize on each child’s strengths and teach to his or her unique learning style.

Our History


History of West Hills Academy Private School

Mr. Kevin Gersh was raised on the grounds of West Hills Day Camp, where his father owned and operated a summer camp for over 60 years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Gersh started his lifelong career of positively impacting the lives of children in 1991, when he opened West Hills Montessori.

Our Staff


Professional staff and teachers at West Hills Academy
Our highly trained and compassionate staff work with students individually and in groups each day to help them reach their full potential.

Our Classrooms


Classrooms designed for learning

 Every inch of our classrooms are designed to create a perfect learning and explorative environment. Our desirable classroom ratio of 12:1:2 allows each child to receive individualized attention and a customized education plan.