Westminster School

995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: (860) 408 3060
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 390 students
The new Hovey Field is a state-of-the-art, lighted synthetic turf field, designed for Westminster's field hockey team as well as its soccer and lacrosse teams.  An exciting venue, day and night!
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The new Hovey Field is a state-of-the-art, lighted synthetic turf field, designed for Westminster's field hockey team as well as its soccer and lacrosse teams.  An exciting venue, day and night!
Westminster School enjoys a reputation as one of the finest college-preparatory schools, and certainly one of the very top small boarding schools, in the country.
The challenging academic program, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, prepares students for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit.

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2015 School Data
Westminster School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1888 1910
Campus Size 200 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 390 students 300 students
% Students of Color 16% 20%
% International Students 11% 20%
% Students Boarding 69% 67%
Average SAT Score 1926 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1810 - 2080 -
Average ACT score 23.3 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $90 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,000 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,500 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $32,784 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 70% -
Acceptance Rate 25% 56%
Director of AdmissionsJon C. Deveaux
Associate Director of AdmissionsMitchel Overbye

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP Economics (Macro & Micro), AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics-C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field


Total Extracurricular Organizations 42 24
ExtracurricularsA Capella Singing Groups, Amnesty International, Artists Club, Asian Awareness Association, Band, Black & Gold (admission tour guides), Chamber Choir, Chorale, Cook Nook cooking club, Dance Ensemble, Dramat Club, Eco-Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Focus Christian Fellowship, Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.), Grameen Foundation Clubs, Harry Potter Club, Improv, Instrumental Music Groups, Jazz Band, Jewish Student Organization, John Hay Society, Literary magazine, Literary Society, Model United Nations,

College Matriculation

Year: 2005-2009 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College 20
Trinity College 17
University of Richmond 14
George Washington Univ. 12
Connecticut College 10
Hamilton College 10
Columbia University 7
Harvard University 5
Yale University 5
Colby College 4

School Notes:

  • Westminster is a diverse, close-knit community of 85 faculty and 390 students (two-thirds boarding, one-third day) from across the country (26 states) and around the world (23 countries). Nearly one third of the students receive financial aid from the more than $4.7 million awarded each year. Westminster School, on its 200-acre campus overlooking the Farmington Valley, is a place where scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership thrive. Admission is highly selective and based on more than excellent grades. We seek young men and women who have accomplished much already and who hold the promise of achieving more in an environment that simultaneously pushes and supports them.
  • School accreditations: NEASC

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Ethel Walker School (3.5 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • 3.5 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 250 students230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
  • 8.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 409 students500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
  • 8.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 650 studentsOffice of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
  • 9.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 415 studentsSuffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
  • 11.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 321 students60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
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