Westtown School

975 Westtown Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Tel: 610-399-7900
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 381 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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2014 School Data
Westtown School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Society of Friends Non-denominational
Year Founded 1799 1909
Campus Size 640 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 381 students 295 students
% Students of Color 24% 19%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 68%
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1720 - 1960 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 55 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 77% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $75 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,100 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,400 $27,240
Tuition international students $50,100 $45,400
% Students on Financial Aid 46% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,500 $20,255
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 66% 58%
Director of Admissions Nathan Bohn  
Associate Director of Admissions Samantha Jordan  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 55 16
2-D Studio Art 3 ADV Algebra 1ADV
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry ADV Algebra 2 ADV
Applied Music 3 & 4 Applied Scientific Research
Arts Independent Project Biology 1 ADV
Biology 2 ADV British Literature
Business & Society (Religion) Calculus 1 ADV
Calculus 2 ADV Chemistry 1 ADV
Chemistry 2 ADV Computer Science
Drawing 4 English Independent Research
ESOL 2 Europe Since 1950
French 4 French 5
Geometry ADV Hiroshima to 9/11
History Independent Research Holocaust & Genocide
Issues in Current Affairs Jazz Ensemble 4
Language Independent Research Latin 5
Linear Algebra Literature Seminar
Mandarin 4 Mandarin 5
Math Independent Research Painting 4
Peace & Justice Physics 1 ADV
Physics 2 ADV Portfolio Preparation
Precalculus Printmaking 4
Religion & Social Change: Liberation, Human & Environmental Justic Religion & Social Change: Nonviolence & Justice
Religion Independent Research Research Ecology
Spanish 4 Spanish 5
Spanish 6 Statistics ADV
String Orchestra 4 Symphonic Band 4
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 55 24
ExtracurricularsAdmissions Tour Guides, 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), Fashion Club, Film Club, Front Office Receptionists, Hip Hop Club, ISO (International Student Organization), Jewish Student Union, Knitting Club, Latin Dance Club, Latino Leadership Club, Library Proctors,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Franklin & Marshall 15
Bard College 14
Boston University 14
Haverford College 14
George Washington University 13
Northeastern University 13
American University 12
Drexel University 10
University of Richmond 9
University of Pennsylvania 8

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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