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Westtown School

John Baird, Head of School

  • Independent School

Essential Information

975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19380


Quaker boarding school with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, service and social action. If enrolled before 8th grade, students have option of boarding in 11th and 12th grades.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.westtown.edu

Select State: PA

County: Chester

Grades of School:

Boarding school?: yes

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: 619 (357 Upper)

Religious affiliation: Quaker

Students per teacher: 8:1

Tuition: Lower School: $15,180-$24,300; Middle School: $28,450; High School: $32,820 (Day), $52,360 (Boarding)

Financial aid offered?: yes

Technology programs, what grade offered?: 1:1 iPads, PreK-12

College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: No AP courses, but established 37 of its own Advanced course offerings

World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Chinese, 7-12; French, 8-12; Latin, 8-12; Spanish, PreK-12

Extracurriculars offered:
Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Honor society
Instrumental music
Visual arts
Vocal music

School climate (what are you known for?):
Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Student leadership
Technological focus
Unique curriculum

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.

updated_2015: yes

Updated 2016: no

Some special needs accommodated>: no

Summer program?: yes