5.00 (7 reviews)
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
Simsbury, CT 06070
Baxter Gallery is an inspiring space for English teacher Mrs. McGrath and her freshman (third form) students.
Two new dorms and another one in the works makes for a comfortable, safe and home-like atmosphere for students.
Here's Squibb House and faculty housing, part of the main residential 'quad' on campus, atop Williams Hill
- 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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- Review Description
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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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- School Resources Large financial endowment
|Definition of Terms |
2017 School Data
|Westminster School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||7-12|
|Campus Size||200 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||390 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1873||* National Avg. »View|
|Average ACT score||27||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Jackets and ties for boys, skirts/dresses or layers for girls.)
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||23||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$95 million||$17 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||34480||$22,700|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Average Percentile SSAT||69%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Jon C. Deveaux|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Kelly Babbidge|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||23||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 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|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||16||14|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||30||23|
|Extracurriculars||Band, Black & Gold (admission tour guides), Chamber, Chorale, Dance Club, Dramatics, Jazz Club|
Club or Organization:
A Capella, Debate Club, Eco-Team, Gender Equity Club, Girls Club, Global Forum, Instrumental, Jewish Student Organization, John Hay Society, Literary magazine, Model United Nations, Multi-Cultural Student Union, Seniors As Sisters, Serving Our Neighbors (S.O.N.), Student Activities Committee (S.A.C.), Student Government, The Martlet (annual magazine), The Westminster News, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Theater (acting), Theater (stagecraft), Westminster Belles
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Clu
|Year: 2005 - 2009||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|University of Richmond||14|
|George Washington Univ.||12|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Westminster is a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 390 students (75% boarding, 25% 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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