Westminster School

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  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   1/18/2017
    New York University
    The atmosphere of the campus was amazing. The actual layout of the campus made it very easy to feel like a close community. We gathered as a school pretty often and that made us a. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   2/28/2012
    Elon
    The teachers are always available and more than happy to help any student with anything even if it's not for their specific class. The sense of community between the students, faculty, and staff is like. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   2/28/2012
    Connecticut College
    While Westminster, is a similar size to many schools, the general atmosphere on campus is one that cannot be replicated at any other school. The faculty and staff are committed to fostering relationships with the. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   2/28/2012
    University of Richmond
    Someone once said, " From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it." This holds true for Westminster's sense of Community. We are one. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   5/21/2012
    Washington and Lee University
    Westminster is uniquely a close knit community, which produces well rounded kids. Everyone must participate in an after school activity (usually sports, community service, theater) every day- 6 days a week. Family style dinners are. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Westminster School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1888 1910
Campus Size 200 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 390 students 298 students
% Students of Color
19%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Score 1873 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 27 *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
(Jackets and ties for boys, skirts/dresses or layers for girls.)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 23 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
69%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $92 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,300 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,750 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $34,480 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 69% -
Acceptance Rate
26%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJon C. Deveaux
Associate Director of AdmissionsNick Wilbur

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 23 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

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 30 23
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Band, Black & Gold (admission tour guides), Chamber, Chorale, Dance Club, Debate Club, Dramatics, Eco-Team, Gender Equity Club, Girls Club, Global Forum, Instrumental, Jazz Club, Jewish Student Organization, John Hay Society, Literary magazine, Model United Nations, Multi-Cultural Student Union, Seniors As Sisters, Serving Our Neighbors (S.O.N.), Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Activities Committee (S.A.C.), Student Government, The Martlet (annual magazine),

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
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Westminster is a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 390 students (two-thirds boarding, one-third day) from across the country (23 states) and around the world (24 countries). Nearly one third of the students receive financial aid from the more than $5.1 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
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