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Westtown School

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 four areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Leadership, Global Leadership, and Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.
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.


975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380 United States
Phone Number: 610-399-0123
Category: Independent School
School Contact: Ellen Songle
School E-mail: ellen.songle@westtown.edu
Facilitator name: Anne Burns, Director of Communications and Marketing
Facilitator e-mail: anne.burns@westtown.edu
Listing updated: 2011-2012,2012-2013,2015-2016
Open House Dates: All School Open House - October 21st

Additional Information

School State: PA
School County: Chester
Gender: Coed
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades of School: PreK, 9-12, K-8
Enrollment: Ellen Songle
Students per teacher: 15 per class with 8:01 student:teacher ratio
Tuition: $22,040-$27,200 (Lower); $31,830 (Middle); $36,895 (Upper Day); $59,130 (Upper Boarding)
Financial aid offered?: Yes
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
Which Survey?: High School Private
High School Specifics: % attending four year college: 100%

Highlights of student college acceptances for 2017: Brown University, Cornell, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford

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.