Westminster School

Westminster School enjoys a reputation as one of the finest college-preparatory schools, and certainly one of the very top small boarding schools, in the country.
The challenging academic program prepares students for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit.
We are a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 400 students from across the country and around the world. 33% of our students receive financial aid from the $5.86 million awarded annually.
Through a highly selective admission process, Westminster seeks to enroll young men and women who are motivated, hard-working students who have accomplished much already and who hold the promise of achieving so much more in a challenging, caring academic community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 398 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,475
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Westminster School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School History
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
398 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Westminster School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Government, Computer Science, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, United States History
Average SAT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Blazers, ties; Dresses or layers

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day tuition = $47225
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Miles Bailey
Admissions Associate
Kelly Babbidge
Endowment Size
$100 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
A Capella (Co-ed), Art Club, Asian Awareness Club, Black & Gold (Tour Guides), Debate Club, Eco Team, Gay-Straight Alliance, John Hay Society, Math Club, Model United Nations, Multicultural Student Organization, Seniors as Sisters, Serving Our Neighbors, Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Government, Student Music Organization, The Martlet (Creative Writing Magazine), The Spectator (Yearbook), Westminster Belles (Girls a capella), Westminster News

School Notes

  • Westminster's motto is Grit &Grace. These words define and distinguish Westminster School. They represent a tradition, a culture, an attitude, an aspiration, a way of life for our students and faculty, an advantage for our graduates.Grit characterizes the effort students make to meet our high expectations for academic work, athletics, and community involvement. Grace speaks to the way they negotiate these responsibilities with generosity of spirit, good manners and respect for all. The unique and powerful combination of grit and grace is what makes Westminster people successful, not only here, but also later in life. Derived from our motto virtute et numine, "grit and grace" encapsulates in one phrase our culture, our promise, a commitment to ourselves and others. In delivering this potent and proven educational experience, Westminster offers and expects a lot.Guided by four core values - community, character, balance and involvement - Westminster inspires young men and women of promise to explore and develop diverse academic, artistic and athletic talents, to live with intelligence and integrity, and to commit to a life of service beyond self.We help young people reach their full promise as students and bring out the best in them as individuals. We teach them in ways that prepare them to do well in college and beyond, in ways that inspire them to be dedicated students, good citizens and effective leaders.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Westminster School cost?
Westminster School's tuition is approximately $62,475 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Westminster School?
The acceptance rate of Westminster School is 25%, which is lower than the national average of 69%. Westminster School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Connecticut with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Westminster School offer?
Westminster School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Water Polo.
What is Westminster School's ranking?
Westminster School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Highest average SAT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Westminster School?
The application deadline for Westminster School is Jan. 15.

School Calendar

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First day of Spring sports practices for teams not in tournaments
February 27, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last day of spring regular season
May 22, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 398 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,475
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $20,257 for elementary schools and $37,970 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hartford County, CT is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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