Westtown School

5.00 5 1 (37 reviews)
Tel: 610-399-7900
975 Westtown Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
  • Westtown School, a Quaker Pre-K -12th grade co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, service and social action.
  • Since 1799, we have been committed to character education and innovation.
  • We inspire and prepare our graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   7/17/2017
    Bard College
    Two aspects of Westtown that stand out in particular are its sense of community, and the education driven towards social change. Its sense of community is in part due to the fact that Westtown is. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   8/11/2016
    Bucknell University
    It is a very family oriented place. We're all living, working, and learning and a small space despite the acreage of the campus. Everything that happens at the school falls within a mile and a. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   7/19/2017
    Temple University
    Westtown had an extremely unique sense of community. One thing that helped to foster this was Work Program. This is a system developed at Westtown during World War II when most of the school. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   7/19/2017
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    I'm sure that the fact that Westtown School is a Quaker school influenced my experience there to a very high degree. There was this strong sense of community all over the place, with frequent events. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   8/4/2017
    Hamilton College
    Westtown's Quaker values are central to the school. Students are treated as members of the community, creating an atmosphere of mutual respect. An example of this is Work Program, a system where all students contribute. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Westtown SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationSociety of FriendsNon-denominational
Year Founded17991910
Campus Size640 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment366 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
78%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1720 - 1960-
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Clean, whole, and appropriate)
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5516
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$85 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,240$52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,470$28,270
Tuition international students$50,100$47,400
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$24,500$22,380
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT67%-
Acceptance Rate
53%
57%
Director of AdmissionsNathan Bohn

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5516
Courses2-D Studio Art 3 ADV, Algebra 1ADV, Algebra 2 & Trigonometry ADV, Algebra 2 ADV, Applied Music 3 & 4, Applied Scientific Research, Arts Independent Project, Biology 1 ADV, Biology 2 ADV, British Literature, Business & Society (Religion), Calculus 1 ADV, Calculus 2 ADV, Chemistry 1 ADV, Chemistry 2 ADV, Computer Science, Drawing 4, English Independent Research, ESOL 2, Europe Since 1950, French 4, French 5, Geometry ADV, Hiroshima to 9/11 , History Independent Research, Holocaust & Genocide, Issues in Current Affairs, Jazz Ensemble 4, Language Independent Research, Latin 5, Linear Algebra, Literature Seminar, Mandarin 4, Mandarin 5, Math Independent Research, Painting 4, Peace & Justice, Physics 1 ADV, Physics 2 ADV, Portfolio Preparation, Precalculus, Printmaking 4, Religion & Social Change: Liberation, Human & Environmental Justic, Religion & Social Change: Nonviolence & Justice, Religion Independent Research, Research Ecology , Spanish 4, Spanish 5, Spanish 6, Statistics ADV, String Orchestra 4, Symphonic Band 4, The Contemplative Experience, US History ADV, Writing Seminar

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations5523
ExtracurricularsAdmission Tour Guides, Amicus (Yearbook), Amnesty International Club, Audio / Video Club, Beat (Rhythm & Percussion) Club, Brown & White (School Newspaper), Business Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Disciplinary Council, Drama Club, Earth Club, Epiphanies (Literary Magazine), Fashion Club, Film Club, Front Office Receptionists, Hip Hop Club, ISO (International Student Organization), Jewish Student Union, Knitting Club, Latin Dance Club, Latino Leadership Club, Library Proctors,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Franklin & Marshall15
Bard College14
Boston University14
Haverford College14
George Washington University13
Northeastern University13
American University12
Drexel University10
University of Richmond9
University of Pennsylvania8

School Notes

  • Westtown School is a Pre-k- 12th grade co-educational, college preparatory Quaker day and boarding school in West Chester, PA. Westtown School offers students of all ages a life-size education: honing a keen mind, cultivating an intelligent heart and inspiring the conscience to act. Learning takes place within an atmosphere of respect for all. Challenging academics and the opportunity to solve real-world problems afford Westtown graduates the skills they need in today`s world: collaboration, communication, information literacy and a global perspective. 
  • School accreditations: Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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