Westminster School

5.00 5 1 (8 reviews)
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
  • Westminster School enjoys a reputation as one of the finest college-preparatory schools, and certainly one of the very top small boarding schools, in the country.
  • The challenging academic program, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, prepares students for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit.

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  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    Family-style dinners bring the community together and are unique to Westminster - twice a week when I was a student - now they do it during lunch.The senior lawn ceremony was special - at. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 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

Enrollment398 students313 students
% Students of Color
18%
21%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
Average SAT Score1330* 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 Offered2217
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$102 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,100$55,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,185$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$41,700$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT69%-
Acceptance Rate
26%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMiles Bailey
Associate Director of AdmissionsKelly Babbidge

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2217
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 Offered1615
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3024
ExtracurricularsBand

Club or Organization:
AP Studio Art: Drawing, Artist Development, Black & Gold (admission tour guides), Debate Club, Design Basics, Eco-Team, Introduction to Art, Multi-Cultural Student Union, Overtones (a capella singing group), Seniors As Sisters, Serving Our Neighbors (S.O.N.), Student Academic Committee, Student Activities Committee (S.A.C.), Student Government, The Martlet (annual magazine), The Westminster News, Walsa, Wests and Overs, Yearbook, Young Life

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber, Chorale, Dance Club, Dramatics, Jazz Club, Theater (acting), Theater (stagecraft), Westminster Belles

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Club

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 398 students (75% boarding, 25% day) from across the country (22 states) and around the world (30 countries). Nearly one third of the students receive financial aid from the more than $5.6 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.
  • Westminster School accreditations: NEASC

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