Westhampton at Willow Lawn

5311 Markel Road Richmond, VA 23230

For more than 70 years, Westhampton Day School (WDS) has been an active member of the Westhampton community. As a mission of Westhampton United Methodist Church, the school provides a full-day curriculum for 180 students and employes more than 40 dedicated educators.

WDS strives to create a nurturing environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, and a caring spirit among our young student population!

After School Program

About Westhampton at Willow Lawn (WWL)

Westhampton Day School expanded to our satellite campus, Westhampton at Willow Lawn, in 2018! Westhampton at Willow Lawn (WWL) is housed in Faison’s Early Education Center in Markel Hall. 

Westhampton at Willow Lawn currently has two classrooms in their program: Three-Year-Old and Pre-Kindergarten! These classes follow Westhampton Day School’s teaching philosophy which is derived from Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning.

General Information

Westhampton at Willow Lawn offers 2 different schedules options for their students:

  • Regular Schedule: 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Extended Schedule:7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Weekly Tuition Rate

Tuition includes morning snack and afternoon snack provided daily. Parents are responsible for providing a packed lunch daily. Tuition also includes Music, Art, and Pop, Hop, and Rock once a week.

At WWL, we focus on hands-on and interactive learning with small group classroom sizes (10:1 ratio). The students get to go on monthly field trips during the school year. Students also travel over to main campus (6100 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226) for chapel twice a month. In additional to the 2 classroom teachers, we also have a floating Instructional Assistant to assist in individual or small group learning.

Partnership with Faison

Since 2015, Westhampton Day School has had innovative partnership with Faison School of Autism. Westhampton at Willow Lawn shares a building with Faison’s Early Education Center and offers a chance for some of their early education students to have inclusion experiences with Faison support staff! We are extremely proud of what we have created, along with Faison, to ensure all students have hands-on and creative learning experiences.




If you’re interested in scheduling a tour or hearing more about Westhampton at Willow Lawn. Feel free to email or call Mrs. Heather Larsen, WDS Assistant Director, today!!


Email: heatherlarsen@westhamptondayschool.org


Phone: (804) 282-7459


Our Westhampton at Willow Lawn Team

Ms. Mandi

Ms. Mandi


Ms. Mandi

Ms. LaVenus

PreK Teacher


Ms. Mandi

Ms. Laura


Two-Year-Old Program

Three-Year-Old Program

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten Program

After School Program

Westhampton at Willow Lawn

Our Teaching Philosophy

The WDS teaching philosophy is derived from Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning.

These allow the educators at WDS to provide learning experiences. WDS is licensed by the State of Virginia and has been nationally accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for the Association for Early Learning Leaders since 2015. WDS was the past recipient of the Best Day Care & Preschool in Virginia Living Magazine and was included in Hanover Researches Best Practices in Pre-Kindergarten. Some of WDS’s Community Partnerships include the Faison School of Autism, Virginia College, Richmond Association for Directors of Early Childhood Education and Richmond Early Childhood Association.

After School Program

After School Program

WDS provides an After School program for students in Kindergarten – Fifth Grade.

Daily activities for our After Schoolers include snack, a supervised homework room, planned indoor activities, afternoon enrichments, and outside play.


6100 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: (804) 282-7459

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Mrs. Alex Strabley
WDS Director
Phone: (804) 282-7459

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