Westtown School

 
975 Westtown Road - Westtown, PA 19382-5700 USA (610) 399-7900 http://www.westtown.edu/
Day School | Boarding School

History

Westtown School was founded in 1799 by Philadelphia Quakers and for more than two centuries has offered young people a rigorous college preparatory education along with the Friends’ values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality.

Overview

Region
Southeastern Pennsylvania
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades PK-12
Grade Divisions
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Friends
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Other(Country setting outside of large city)
Campus Size (Acres) 600 acres
Head of School John Baird
Endowment $67M

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.westtown.edu/
Director of Admission Nathan Bohn '83
Admission Application Apply to Westtown School
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic/$100 international
Application Deadline(s) Day, January 10/Boarding February 1
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $5M
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 43
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $27,480.00
Boarding Student Tuition $43,730.00
International Student Tuition $44,230.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 762
International
Brazil
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Korea
Other (Vietnam)
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
United States
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Illinois
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 19%
% of International Students 7%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 89
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 67
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 15
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Bible
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Classics
Community Service
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Expository Writing
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Health
History
Japanese
Latin
Linear Algebra
Mathematics
Music
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Other (Westtown School offers myriad Advanced courses and preparation for AP exams)

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
dance
fitness
ocean kayaking
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
International Club
Literary Magazine
Model UN
Newspaper
Photography Club
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Westtown School's financial aid at a glance:

  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): January 15
  • Financial Aid Awarded: $5M
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 43

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