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Westtown School

Victoria Jueds, Head of School
Map975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19380
610-399-0123
    Categories:
  • Independent School

Description:

Westtown is a Quaker, co-ed, preK - 12, day school with boarding options in grades 9-12. Westtown School offers a challenging, diverse curriculum emphasizing action-based learning, critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, service and social action. For over 200 years, Westtown has inspired and prepared its graduates to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Points of Pride: A Changemaker School -Westtown was selected to be a Changemaker School by the famous Ashoka Organization. Westtown is one of only seven pre-K through 12 schools (and the only boarding school and the only Quaker school) in the Changemaker School network in the United States.
Deep Dive Designations - The program honors Upper School students who are engaged in an intentional, organized and well-documented arc of action-based learning and focused scholarship. We offer Deep Dives in three areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Leadership, and Global Leadership.
Action Based Education - We have a distinctive approach that prepares students differently than many other schools, which organize their curricula around high-stakes tests. At Westtown, we do something very different; we place action in the center of each student’s experience
600 Acre Campus: Campus is a vast learning laboratory used by all divisions. It includes a 14 acre lake, an arboretum,a National Wildlife Federation-certified garden, 14 playing fields, an organic farm and much more.

High School Specifics

% attending four year college: 100% Highlights of student college acceptances for 2017: Princeton University, Williams College, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford, RPI

HS Short Description

Quaker school with rigorous curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, collaboration, service & social action. If enrolled before 8th grade, students can board in 11th & 12th grades.

Open House Dates

Sun., Oct. 16, 1pm All School (PreK-12)

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Chester
Grades of School: *PreK
9-12
K-8
Boarding school?: yes
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 670 (Lower - 186, Middle - 121, Upper - 363)
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Students per teacher: 15 per class with 8:01 student:teacher ratio
Tuition: $22,040-$26,400 (Lower); $30,900 (Middle); $35,820 (Upper Day); $57,400 (Upper Boarding)
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: 1:1 iPads; PreK-8, 1:1 laptops, 9-12
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: No AP courses, but 66 Advanced course offerings
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Spanish - PreK; Latin - 7; French, Mandarin - 9
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Honor society
Instrumental music
Robotics/technology
Sports
Visual arts
Vocal music
Yearbook/magazine/newspaper
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Student leadership
Technological focus
Unique curriculum
Some special needs accommodated>: no
Summer program?: yes
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