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 
2017 School Data
Westminster SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18881910
Campus Size200 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment390 students300 students
% Students of Color
19%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
Average SAT Score1873* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jackets and ties for boys, skirts/dresses or layers for girls.)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2316
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$95 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,990$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,280$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$34,480$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT69%-
Acceptance Rate
26%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJon C. Deveaux
Associate Director of AdmissionsKelly Babbidge

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2316
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 Offered1614
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3023
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 - 200910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College20
Trinity College17
University of Richmond14
George Washington Univ.12
Connecticut College10
Hamilton College10
Columbia University7
Harvard University5
Yale University5
Colby College4
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Westminster is a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 390 students (70% boarding, 30% 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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