The year was 1969. The month, November. Construction commenced, and for Westhill High School, it was the beginning. The estimated cost of the proposed school was $12.8 million for the 335,500 square foot building. The ground breaking ceremony was held on November 25, 1969. The final cost of this enormous project? About $14.8 million.
The original vision of Westhill was that it be two separate schools: freshmen and sophomores in one building, juniors and seniors in the other. The other alternative was to separate four-year programs housed in the two buildings. They were to share the cafeteria, library, auditorium, and gym. This building design was followed, but plans changed for the programs. Westhill opened as a traditional high school with all students having classes in both buildings.
Westhill High School became the school's official name on January 12, 1971. The school opened with a freshman, sophomore, and junior class. The school colors, purple and gold, and the viking mascot were borrowed from the Minnesota Vikings, the new NFL team that season. The first official graduating class was in 1973.
|Regular Day Schedule||Delayed Opening||Early Release|
|7:25 AM to 2:05 PM||9:25 AM||11:45 AM|
|Camille Figluizzi||(203) 977-4480||Principal|
|Chase Dunlap||(203) 977-6683||Assistant Principal|
|Claudia Obas-LeGare||(203) 977-4484||Assistant Principal|
|Peter Rinaldi||(203) 977-5322||Assistant Principal|
|P.J. Wax, III||(203) 977-5322||Assistant Principal|
|Thomas Pereira||(203) 977-5305||Dean of Students|
|Alison Corbo||(203) 977-4838||Executive Secretary|