- 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 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)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||632 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||102 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||55 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies by division and by day or boarding|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$24,989|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Nathan Bohn|
|Admissions Associate||Samantha Jordan|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Dance,
Field Hockey, Golf,
Tennis, Track and Field,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
MalvernGrades: 9-12 | 426 students
370 Central Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
VillanovaGrades: 6-12 | 516 students
560 Sproul Rd
Villanova, PA 19085
PaoliGrades: 3-12 | 167 students
19 E Central Ave
Paoli, PA 19301
ExtonGrades: 7-12 | 194 students
1001 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
DevonGrades: 6-12 | 268 students
363 N. Valley Forge Road
Devon, PA 19333
One of my favorite things about Westtown is it's sense of community. When you go on a tour, it's something your tour guide is sure to mention, but you don't really begin to understand what they mean until you go to school at Westtown. The people at Westtown, all the people, are what makes it so great. Before I went to school at Westtown, I didn't know the name of every person in my grade, let alone most of the teacher`s names. Now, I can name most people`s full names from my graduating class just because I got to know them on a deeper level. I love that I have become so close to my teachers and that now, even after I graduated, I can go to them with any problems I have or simply come back and visit and be welcomed with open arms.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - rachn
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 - joon.
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 - vicil
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 - bo.ki
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 - maddi
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 - taylo