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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,895
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$59,130
Received Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid
$27,000
From Westtown School

At Westtown School, we are uncommonly invested in helping you discover your gifts, talents, passions, and sense of purpose. We believe passionately that within each of us there is a special Light, a unique wisdom, and an evolving sense of purpose. Together, we work to help you discover these within yourself.
We don’t claim that you’ll graduate with a complete roadmap to your future, but we do know that you’ll understand how to navigate toward it. Because our thousands of alumni all say the same thing - they left Westtown with a clear sense of direction, defined interests, and the tools to continue to explore with confidence, academic preparedness, and passion.
We will support you, our community will support you. And you will grow.

Westtown School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
128 responses
Average ACT
30
46 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Senior project
    20%
  • Exchange trips
    16%
  • Lunar New Year Dinner
    16%
  • The Personal Narrative of Pat MacPherson
    12%
  • Dorm Raids
    8%
  • Junior Caroling
    8%
  • New year dinner
    8%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    74%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Germany, South Korea, Spain
    International Boarding Students
    16%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    732
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Westtown School Reviews

    82 reviews
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    I am grateful for Westtown School every day especially in these times. My older child recently graduated and my younger one is currently a freshman. Westtown takes a whole child approach. The academics are rigorous. Classes go far beyond an old-fashioned curriculum to include history of non-Western places such as South Africa or the Middle East. They read literature from all over the world. My children have learned not only what community is, but how to build it. They have learned how to talk about difficult issues such as racism, homophobia and all the other “isms”. The arts and sports programs are very strong and unlike many places, kids are encouraged to try all of these programs. Service is a strong element of the Westtown experience through work jobs and other service opportunities. Connection to nature is aided by Westtown’s stunning campus, farm and lake. In short, Westtown helps to build empathic, global changemakers who will lead our world to a better place.
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    The sprawling campus is absolutely gorgeous and I think this is the school's best feature. While the student body is diverse and is very open (especially to LGBTQ students), there is a tremendous sense of entitlement which permeates across all "cliques." The racial diversity is completely dominated by upper school sports recruits and could definitely be more well rounded and expanded. The academic leadership seems very antiquated, and the school buildings itself (with the exception of the gym, of course) are old and tired and really need to be updated. But the campus sure is beautiful.
    Approach to learning/instruction top-notch. Cross-curricula approach amazing & all subjects integrated in thoughtful, engaging manner. Tuition very high w/ annual increases. Beautiful campus & outdoor learning large part of program. Open campus creates safety concerns. School has much work to do in safety department. School is very liberal. Say they present both sides, typically do not, especially political issues. Community inclusive & diverse on all fronts. Safe place for gender identity/LGBTQ community. Admissions should be balanced w/ due diligence. Promises made but untrue. No accountability for these "sales-driven" misrepresentations. Teachers are amazing & know their students. Teachers specialize. Children are not relying on one teacher to teach all subjects. Teachers hone their expertise & focus on new ways of engaging students. Teachers just as excited & engaged as the children. There is no complacency. Overall, great place to learn, grow & thrive as whole person.