Westtown School - Review #20

Read more details about Westtown School on their 2018-19 profile page.
Westtown School
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About the Author:

College EnrolledNYU
Home Town, State Danvers, MA
Years Attended Boarding School4
Activities During Boarding Schoolvolleyball, model un, work program, senior play, indoor track, class officer, team captain

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The Westtown boarding experience because it makes a strong community among the students.The community dinners because everyone has to attend and have a good time watching community talent.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I met so many great lifelong friends and got an awesome education that opened up my mind to new ideas. I grew to be a more accepting person, and understand that we all come from very different backgrounds. I have many friends from different countries.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
The advice I wold give, is to not push the community away. A lot of kids arent used to the Westtown culture but if you accept it you will have the best experience.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved my friends, professors, and living at school!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Understand that your time at Westtown is precious and that when you leave, you will realize how awesome your time in high school was there.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics were challenging but what I loved most was that every classroom was set up for discussion based learning. Great discussions took place in the classroom.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved how everyone had to do a sport at least 2 trimesters out of the year. They had preseason which helped with team building and leadership.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I wasn't that involved in the arts, but the senior play was really fun and a great way for a lot of seniors to spend there last times together and bond.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
We had work program- helped a lot with learning responsibility and cleaning up after yourself and others. Just helping out the community in generalSports- Great way to be active and also bond with teachers who were your coaches and students who were your teammatesClubs- Helped us all zone in on things we really loved doing, like model un, where I went to conferences at ivy league schools and met other students

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Loved dorm life because you love with your friends and are constantly involved in the community. You learn how to share and live other people so it really prepares you for college.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
We all had to sit at a table with 8 people. Teachers ate a at the head of the dining hall and we had a moment of silence before we could sit down to eat. The food was mediocre, but the company was great! Fun to eat with all your friends!

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
I loved West Chester because of the nature that surrounded the school and the town. It had enough shops and restaurants but as also very peaceful.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone could just be themselves. It wasn't like normal high schools where everyone has to try really hard to keep up appearances.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
7:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMClass
10:00 AMCollection
11:00 AMClass
12:00 AMLunch
2:00 PMClass
3:00 PMCheckout
4:00 PMCheckout
5:00 PMCheckout
6:00 PMDinner
Weekend
10:00 AMWake up
11:00 AMBeakfast
12:00 AMWork at library
1:00 PMWork at library
2:00 PMStudy
3:00 PMStudy
4:00 PMStudy
5:00 PMChill
6:00 PMDinner
7:00 PMChill
Read more details about Westtown School on their 2018-19 profile page.

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