Westtown School

5.00 5 1 (30 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   7/5/2016
    Lafayette College
    One of my favorite things about Westtown is its sense of community. When you go on a tour, it's something your tour guide is sure to mention, but you don't really begin to understand what. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Westtown School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Society of Friends Non-denominational
Year Founded 1799 1910
Campus Size 640 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 366 students 298 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
78%
67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1720 - 1960 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Clean, whole, and appropriate)
Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 55 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $85 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,240 $52,450
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,470 $28,400
Tuition international students $50,100 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,500 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 67% -
Acceptance Rate
53%
56%
Director of AdmissionsNathan Bohn

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 55 16
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 Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 55 23
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 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Franklin & Marshall 15
Bard College 14
Boston University 14
Haverford College 14
George Washington University 13
Northeastern University 13
American University 12
Drexel University 10
University of Richmond 9
University of Pennsylvania 8

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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