Westover School

5.00 5 1 (12 reviews)
1237 Whittemore Rd., P.O. Box 847
Middlebury, CT 06762
Tel: 203-577-4521
  • Westover is a selective boarding school of about 200 girls, grades 9-12, located in a classic New England town near New York City.
  • We prepare our students to meet the challenges of the world and the world's best colleges.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/4/2016
    UMBC
    Westover School is unique because of its community. No other school I have visited or heard of has the atmosphere Westover has. Each of the students have unbreakable bonds with each other and the faculty;. . .

  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars   7/9/2013
    Boston College
    Westover School is unique, for one, because it is an all-girls school. Being one of the few remaining all-girls schools in the surrounding area, Westover strives to instill in students qualities of independence and confidence. . .

  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars   5/30/2013
    University of New Hampshire
    Form the moment you walk into the great yellow walls of Westover, you are greeted with smiles. Westover's community is close-knit and comfortable. We not only support each other, but also push our friends, teammates. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   12/17/2007
    Vanderbilt University
    Westover was one of the best places I have ever been in my life so far. Coming from Hong Kong, I came to Westover without visiting the school at the age of sixteen as a. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   7/21/2008
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Westover is definitely a school set apart from most boarding schools. The faculty are unlike most a student may encounter. The school has "conferences" where teachers meet one on one with students to give them. . .
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2016 School Data
Westover School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1909 1910
Campus Size 145 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 200 students 298 students
% Students of Color
20%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
61%
68%
Average SAT Score 1805 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1580 - 2030 -
Average ACT score 26 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No blue jeans)
Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
69%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $61 million
($311,224 Endowment Per Student)
$16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,100 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,050 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 60% -
Acceptance Rate
46%
57%
Associate Director of AdmissionsCecilia Gallo

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Latin (Vergil), Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1/Physics 2, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art (2D Design), Studio Art (Drawing), U.S. History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBallet, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 31 23
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International Club, Art Club, Bible Study, Class Community Service Reps, Coagess (Yearbook), Dorcas, Drama Club, Environment Club, French Club, Glee Club, Global Voices (International Student Newspaper), Handbell, Heads of School, Instrumental, Jewish Association, Lantern (School Art & Poetry Magazine), Latin Club, Meals and Nutritions, Model United Nations, Outdoor Club, Overtones (a capella singing group), Peer Support, Photography Club, Proctors, Senate,

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Vermont 5
Fordham University 4
George Washington University 4
Ithaca College 4
University of Connecticut 4
Boston College 3
Cornell Universty 3
University of Michigan 3
University of Pennsylvania 3
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • The mission of Westover School is to provide an environment which inspires the intellectual, artist, athlete, and philosopher in each student. Westover challenges young women to think independently, to embrace diversity, and to grow intellectually and spiritually. Westover encourages integrity, responsibility, and commitment to community in every student. Westover is a selective boarding school of about 200 girls, grades 9-12, located in a classic New England town near New York City. We prepare our students to meet the challenges of the world and the world's best colleges.
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)
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