Westtown School

975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382-0193
     Tel: (610)399-7900
        
   
Grades: PK - 12 | 632 students
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Westtown School is a Quaker, co-educational, day and boarding school founded in 1799.
Located on six hundred acres in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the school serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grades.
Guided by the essential Quaker calling to seek out and honor that of God in each of us, Westtown School challenges its students to realize their individual gifts while learning and living together in a diverse community.
Westtown inspires and prepares its graduates to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1799

Student Body

Total Students 632 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Westtown School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 79%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 55 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by division and by day or boarding
% on Financial Aid 39%
Average Financial Aid Grant $24,989
Acceptance Rate 58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nathan Bohn
Admissions Associate Samantha Jordan

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West Chester Christian School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ss Simon & Jude School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Show N Tell Nursery Day School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • West ChesterShow N Tell Nursery Day School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    300 S Five Points Road
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)692-4155
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.6 mi | 24 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • West ChesterSs Simon & Jude School
      (Roman Catholic)
    6 Cavanaugh Ct
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)696-3624
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.7 mi | 453 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Glen MillsAardvark Child Care & Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Po Box 469 335 Cheyney Rd
    Glen MillsPA 19342
    (610)358-8998
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.2 mi | 16 students | Gr. K                      
  • West ChesterWest Chester Christian School
      (Christian)
    1237 Paoli Pike
    West ChesterPA 19380
    (610)692-3700
      (Christian)
    2.4 mi | 147 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • West ChesterSt Maximilian Kolbe School
      (Roman Catholic)
    300 Daly Dr
    West ChesterPA 19382
    (610)399-8400
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.4 mi | 349 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

2 weeks ago
I attended Westtown for fourteen years and boarded my junior and senior year. I am so grateful for the education it gave me- it was truly a unique experience. the community at Westtown is one you will not find anywhere else, and the dedication of it's teachers to giving students new perspectives was something I valued very much. I feel that I came out of high school as a much more socially conscious, responsible, well-informed, and independent person than I would have if I didn't go to Westtown.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
2 weeks ago
I graduated from Westtown School in 2014 and it was my home away from home for 13 years. I grew up with most of my classmates there, and at the time, I didn't think it'd be possible for us to get any closer. To my surprise, that's exactly what happened. After entering the Upper School, I watched as my class almost doubled in size when students started coming from all over the world. My peers and I were able to forge new connections and our bonds only grew stronger when we moved in on dorm together. Living with my classmates helped me to learn more about them in ways that weren't possible within the academic day. Not only did Westtown give me a strong student community, but it also gave me teachers who made me feel like I was a part of a larger family.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
11 months ago
Westtown''s particular academic and social atmosphere truly brought out the best of me during my four years there. Each teacher had a style of teaching that was not only unique to themself but one that was catered to suit any learning style of a student. Likewise, classrooms were set up in such a way that stimulated critical thinking and intellectual discussions. Outside of the classroom I was able to participate in many extracurricular activities such as orchestra and lacrosse which allowed me to interact with a large array of other students and develop close bonds. Not only did Westtown provide me with the education to succeed in my lifetime it also provided memories I will remember for a lifetime.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
11 months ago
I graduated a year ago from Westtown and I am very thankful of the four years I spent there with the community. If I had stayed in Korea instead of going to Westtown School, I would have never set foot on this path I am on today. The Westtown community and everything they taught me revolutionized the way I think. Especially the two classes I took, "Religion & Social Change" and "From Hiroshima to 9/11", made me identify my true values. Through individual research papers to group presentations and debates, I gained a lot of knowledge of conflicts around the world and the right set of skill on how to vocalize action to approach them. From helping me have a multicultural and international mindset to expanding my knowledge and set of skills, Westtown taught me how to be a true global citizen.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
1 year ago
We looked at many schools in New England and Pennsylvania and liked Westtown very much as soon as we - parents and daughter - visited. Our daughter boarded for three years and did extremely well, academically and socially. As parents, we wanted our daughter to grow in values as well as in intellect. She did and Westtown was a great help. She got into her first choice for college, too. We wish we had sent our son there, too.
- Posted by Parent

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