Quaker education has at its core the belief that there is that of God in all children. At Westtown School, this fundamental Quaker belief shapes every interaction between teacher and student: we hold every young person accountable for high academic standards, and we think every child is important since we believe wisdom can come from all corners of the room.
Westtown prepares students academically for admission to top colleges and universities, and we encourage development of a social conscience. We give young people the confidence and skills they need to channel their personal values and beliefs into positive social action.
At Westtown, we emphasize
- communication, critical thinking and collaborative skills, highly-sought after assets in today’s workplace
- technology as an important learning tool – for research, analysis, connection and social change
- a global education that includes an international student body
- environmental awareness grounded in stewardship of the Earth
- the value of authentic diversity for presenting our students with multiple perspectives
- a purposeful residential life program, the capstone of a Westtown education, that teaches young people to be leaders and responsible members of their community
At Westtown, we believe a good education makes you think about four essential things: who I am…how I see the world…how I want to live…what I can give back. For over 200 years, we’ve encouraged young people to answer these questions as we inspire and prepare them to make real change for a better world.