Westtown School

975 Westtown Road,
West Chester, PA, 19382-0193
Tel: (610)399-7900
Grades: PK - 12 | 632 students
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.: 20%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 77%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 29 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
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 Michele Bedesem Linder


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryDanceField Hockey
Track and FieldVolleyballWrestling
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West Chester Christian School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Show N Tell Nursery Day School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is West Chester Christian School (2.4 miles away)
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  • West Chester Show N Tell Nursery Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    300 S Five Points Road
    West Chester , PA , 19382
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.6  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • West Chester
    Ss Simon & Jude School
    (Roman Catholic)
    6 Cavanaugh Ct
    West Chester , PA , 19382
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.7  mi  |  448  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • West Chester
    West Chester KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1154 West Chester Pike, Ste. A
    West Chester , PA , 19382
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.7  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Glen Mills Aardvark Child Care & Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    Po Box 469 335 Cheyney Rd
    Glen Mills , PA , 19342
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.2  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  K
  • West Chester West Chester Christian School
    1237 Paoli Pike
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    2.4  mi  |  147  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 29, 2014 - 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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