Westtown School

975 Westtown Rd,
West Chester, PA 19382
Tel: 610-399-7900
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 374 students
Westtown School is a Pre-k- 12th grade co-educational, college preparatory Quaker day and boarding school in West Chester, PA.
Westtown School offers students of all ages a life-size education: honing a keen mind, cultivating an intelligent heart and inspiring the conscience to act. Learning takes place within an atmosphere of respect for all. Challenging academics and the opportunity to solve real-world problems afford Westtown graduates the skills they need in today’s world: collaboration, communication, information literacy and a global perspective.

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2013 School Data
Westtown School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Society of Friends Non-denominational
Year Founded 1799 1907
Campus Size 640 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 374 students 300 students
% Students of Color 24% 18%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1720 - 1960 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 32 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 67% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $71 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,140 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,200 $26,300
Tuition international students $48,740 $44,222
% Students on Financial Aid 46% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $30,201 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 67% -
Acceptance Rate 54% 57%
Director of Admissions Nathan Bohn  
Associate Director of Admissions Michele Bedesem Linder  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 32 15
2-D Studio Art 3 ADV Advanced Quakerism
Algebra 1ADV Algebra 2 & Trigonometry ADV
Algebra 2 ADV Biology 1 ADV
Biology 2 ADV Calculus 1 ADV
Calculus 2 ADV Chemistry 1 ADV
Chemistry 2 ADV Drawing/Painting/Printmaking ADV
ESOL 2 French 5
Geometry ADV German 5
Hiroshima to 9/11 Holocaust & Genocide
Latin 5 Linear Algebra
Literature Seminar Mandarin 5
Physics 1 ADV Physics 2 ADV
Religion & Social Change Research Ecology
Spanish 5 Spanish 6
Statistics ADV The Contemplative Experience
US History ADV Writing Seminar

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 58 24
ExtracurricularsAdmissions Tour Guides, AIDS Awareness, Amicus (Yearbook), Amnesty International, Audio / Video Club, Beat (Rhythm & Percussion) Club, Brown & White (School Newspaper), Business Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Discipline Council, Drama Club, Earth Service Committee, Epiphanies (Literary Magazine), Fante Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, Front Office Receptionists, Hip Hop Club, ISO (International Student Organization), Italian Club, Japanese Culture Club, Jewish Student Union,

College Matriculation

Year: 2006-2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Earlham College 11
Haverford College 11
Bard College 7
Drew University 7
Drexel University 7
George Washington University 7
Boston University 6
Vassar College 6
Brown University 5
Columbia University 5
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Westtown School is a Pre-k- 12th grade co-educational, college preparatory Quaker day and boarding school in West Chester, PA. Westtown School offers students of all ages a life-size education: honing a keen mind, cultivating an intelligent heart and inspiring the conscience to act. Learning takes place within an atmosphere of respect for all. Challenging academics and the opportunity to solve real-world problems afford Westtown graduates the skills they need in today’s world: collaboration, communication, information literacy and a global perspective. 

  • School accreditations: Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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The nearest school is Hill School (21.1 miles away)
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