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Westtown School

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Westtown School

At a glance

Location West Chester, PA
USA
Tuition $50,100
Grades PK-12 Students Receiving Aid 43%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $6,000,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Endowment $75,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 60%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 632

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 15

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 29*
Average SAT Score (Math) 610
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 610
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 1
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southeastern Pennsylvania
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades PK-12
Boarding Grades 9 - 12
Grade Divisions Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Friends
Student Body Coed
Established 1799
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Other(Country setting outside of large city)
Campus Size (Acres) 640
Head of School John W. Baird
Endowment $75,000,000

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.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 80
Part Time Faculty 22
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 67%
Faculty with doctorate 5
Faculty with masters 55
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
Computer Science
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
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Religion
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Other (Westtown School offers myriad Advanced courses and preparation for AP exams)

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 632
Boarding Students 291
Day Students 341
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 24%
% of International Students 16%

Admission

E-mail admissions@westtown.edu
Web Address www.westtown.edu
Director of Admission Nathan Bohn
Admission Application Apply to Westtown School
Application Fee Amount 50-100
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $6,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 43%
Acceptance Rate 60%
Total Applicants 432
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 56%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $31,400
Boarding Student Tuition $50,100
International Student Tuition $50,100

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 610
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 610
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 600
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
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Habitat for Humanity
International Club
Literary Magazine
Model UN
Newspaper
Photography Club
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • Jun 27, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2011

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Westtown School: Westtown is special, the minute you step on campus you feel it. There are unique Quaker aspects which only benefit your experience. The community at Westtown is unlike any other place. There is an atmosphere of mutual respect between students and teachers that paves the way for discussion based curriculum and a deeper understanding of subject matter. The community fully supports you and always has your back. Westtown feels like a home away from home, and the people feel like your second family. I will never forget my time at Westtown, because I found myself and made life-long friendships.

  • Jun 27, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2012

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Westtown School: The Quaker philosophy at Westtown creates a unique atmosphere where all students and teachers are encouraged to be active members of the community, creating an ideal learning environment. By addressing teachers by their first names, students immediately feel equal to and comfortable around their teachers enabling the formation of meaningful relationships in the classroom, on the field, and on dorm.

    All classes are discussion based and encourage students to explore their own understanding of the material rather than memorizing facts. Westtown students are beyond prepared for college coursework, but more than anything they will graduate with a much more powerful thirst for learning and passion for their studies.

    Boarding at Westtown was absolutely my favorite aspect of my high school experience. By living on a dorm floor with my entire grade I built life-long friendships and felt a great unity between my class as a whole. Nightly study halls, check-in times, and room inspection helped students develop good habits for independent living that will prove invaluable for the transition to college.

    Westtown's location offers the best of both worlds being situated on 600 acres of beautiful secluded farmland yet only 10 minutes from downtown West Chester, a small historic town with shops, restaurants, and events on the weekends. Westtown is also only 45 minutes from Philadelphia and in driving distance of both New York City and Washington, DC.

    Westtown School had the single greatest impact on my becoming a confident and strong adult. Feeling appreciated and welcomed in class discussions allowed me to open up and speak my mind in front of teachers. The support I felt from my teachers and peers encouraged me to be more outspoken in all areas of my life. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have grown up in such a nurturing and inclusive environment as it has truly made me who I am today.

  • Jul 10, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2011

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Westtown School: Westtown School became my true home during the 4 years I spent there. I came to the school not knowing a single person, and I graduated close relationships and friends I know I will always have. After graduating, I realized the true impact that my teachers, coaches, and especially fellow students had on me. The opportunities I had at Westtown School, as well as the values that the school emphasized, greatly contributed to the person I am today.

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Contact Info

Phone 610-399-0123
Address 975 Westtown Rd - West Chester, PA 19382 USA
Website www.westtown.edu 
Email admissions@westtown.edu 
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