Westtown School

5.00 5 1 (43 reviews)
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 2018
    5 Stars  
    UVA
    Small Quaker school, tight group, not so much focused on strong academics as much as creating good individuals in society.. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Westtown SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12Pre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationSociety of FriendsNon-denominational
Year Founded17991910
Campus Size640 acres104 acres

Student Body

Enrollment366 students315 students
% Students of Color
25%
22%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
78%
67%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
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 Offered5517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$85 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,240$55,141
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,470$30,250
Tuition international students$50,100$49,850
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$24,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT67%-
Acceptance Rate
53%
55%
Director of AdmissionsNathan Bohn

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5517
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 Offered1415
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations5524
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Acappella, Admission Tour Guides, Amicus (Yearbook), Amnesty International Club, Audio / Video Club, Backgammon club, Beat (Rhythm & Percussion) Club, Beatbox Club, Brown & White (School Newspaper), Business Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Community Government, Cooking Club, Crosswinds, Debate Club, Disciplinary Council, Dobbs 16, Dobbs Athletic Association, Dohters, Drama Club, Earth Club, Epiphanies (Literary Magazine), Global Studies Institute, HAS (Hotchkiss Art Society), International Matters e-Magazine, Junior Peer Leaders, Knitting Club, No Limits, Onyx, Organic Garden Club, Panache, Pheonix, Polar Bear Club, Recording and Concert Production, School for the Entrepreneur, Society for Public Speaking (SPS, includes Debate, Model UN, Model Congress), Step Club, Student Council, Student Multicultural Board, Student Union for Multicultural Awareness & Action (SUMAA), Surfing and Body boarding, Tea Times, The Academy (book group), The Amicus (Yearbook), The Brown & White (Student Newspaper), Westtown Christian Fellowship, Westtown Competitive Gaming Club, Work Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Soundscapes (Music Interpretation)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Latin/Caribbean Club, Mischianza, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Weight Lifting Club, WOC (Westtown Outing Club)

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. 
  • Westtown School accreditations: Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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