995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
Founded in 1888, Westminster is a co-educational school of approximately 400 students (75% boarding, 25% day) located in Simsbury, CT, a thriving New England town just outside of Hartford. At Westminster, our core values community, character, balance and involvement shape the daily life of students and faculty alike and the school`s motto Grit & Grace inspires and guides us.
Westminster is a small school, with big opportunities a place where you will be known, supported and belong and have access to top-notch facilities, faculty and programming.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 425 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $49,835
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Westminster School ranks among the top 10 schools with > 400 students (out of 102 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Westminster School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1888
1907
Campus Size
200 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
425 students
301 students
% Students of Color
20%
26%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Average SAT Score
1330
* 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 Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
22
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$109.6 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$67,900
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$49,835
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
37%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$37,839
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
33%
60%
Director of Admissions
Miles Bailey
Associate Director of Admissions
Kelly Babbidge

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
22
17
Courses
AP 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 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
53
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
All is One Feminist Alliance, Architecture Club, Art with Heart, Asian Pacific Islander Affinity Group, Baking Club, Banana Split (students of divorced/single parents), Bibliophiles (Book Club), Black & Gold (admission tour guides), Bring Change to Mind (Mental Health Awareness), Computer Club, Conversations About Christianity, Debate Club, Dramat (theater), Eco Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Global Forum, Hispanic/LatinX Affinity Group, Horizons Student Club, International Student Organization, Jewnion, John Hay Society, Ladies of Color, LatinX Alliance, Life on the Hill, Martlets Educating Martlets, Math Club, Middle East Alliance, Model United Nations, Multicultural Student Union, One Love Club, Outing and Ski Club, Ozone Art Club, Peer Facilitators, Queer Affinity Group, Robotics Club, Serving Our Neighbors (S.O.N.), Society of Women Engineers, Student Activities Committee (S.A.C.), Student Government, Student Music Organization, The Gathering, The Martlet (annual magazine), The Westminster News, Westminster Entrepreneur Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Chorale, Concert Band, Dance Ensemble, Jazz Band, Theater (acting), Theater (tech), Westminster Belles

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Richmond
22
Trinity College
18
Boston College
14
Wake Forest University
14
Colgate University
13
Southern Methodist University
12
University of Denver
12
Wesleyan University
12
Northeastern University
11
Tufts University
10

School Notes

  • Students are known at Westminster. With 425 students, a 5:1 student/teacher ratio, and an average class size of 12, Westminster is a place where students have the opportunity and support to succeed.
  • Of the 95 faculty members, 68 percent hold advanced degrees, 68 live on campus and 10 are alumni. Many serve in the traditional roles of teacher, coach, advisor and live in the dorms on campus. The average number of years in education is 19 and at Westminster, 11.
  • At Westminster, students are encouraged to be authentic, to feel inspired to learn from those different from them and to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism. Students come to Williams Hill from approximately 25 states and 20 countries. Twenty-five percent identify as students of color.
  • Westminster offers some of the finest boarding school facilities available in North America. Brockelman Student Center opened in 2018, Armstrong Dining Hall started serving meals in 2017 and several student and faculty residences were constructed or remodeled in the last decade. Armour Academic Center opened in 2009 and is LEED gold certified with geothermal heating and cooling.
  • Situated on scenic Williams Hill with views of the Farmington Valley, the campus is within walking distance of historic downtown Simsbury with many restaurants, coffee shops and stores.
  • Westminster School accreditations: NEASC
Source: Verified school update

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Class of 2019
5.00
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
You mostly have all of your classes besides arts and theatres in one building. The Armour Academic Center is a four-floor building that will host most if not all of your classes. It's home to. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
Boston College
While Westminster is in the Founder's League, its overall size hovers closely to 400, making it a tightly-knit community where a student at the very least knows everyone's face on campus. The newly built. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 425 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $49,835
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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