Westover School

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  • Westover is an independent boarding and day high school that challenges smart, motivated girls to become confident, connected women.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1909

Student Body

Total Students188 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeWestover School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Latin (Vergil), Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1/Physics 2, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art (2D Design), Studio Art (Drawing), U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History,
Average ACT score27
Average Percentile SSAT65%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$63,800
Tuition Notes63,800 is boarding tuition and $46,000 is day tuition. International is 66,200.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDavid Tuttle
Admissions AssociateDawn Curtis
Endowment Size$63.1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
ClimbingCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Coagess Yearbook, Community Service, Environmental Action, Peer Support, Relay for Life, The Wick (school newspaper), WALSA (Westover's African American & Latina Student Association, Women's Rights Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Glee Club, Gospel Choir, Handbell Ensembles, Lantern (art & literary magazine)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aerobics, Dance, Fitness & Strength Training, Outdoor Club, Physical Drama (stage combat, fencing, and dance), Physioball, Snowboarding & Skiing, Yoga, Zumba

School Notes

  • At Westover, we help talented and motivated girls grow into confident and connected women.Women who find lives of purpose and meaning, who understand they can make a difference and who understand the power of relationships.We are not just educating girls in the traditional sense; we are empowering them to be themselves, to make their own choices, and to appreciate diversity.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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As a student Westover empowered me to be unafraid to try new things, be resilient in the face of adversity and failure, and to strive for constant learning. As an alumna, Westover has enriched my life through the life-long relationships I've gained with amazing women and faculty.
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My time at Westover included much more than a great education. I found life-long friendships, and who I was always meant to be.
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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $15,665 for elementary schools and $31,005 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Connecticut is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).