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 A Message of Thanksgiving

In this season of gratitude, I am challenged by the many examples of inhumanity and injustice reflected back to us from countless angles in the daily news cycle. Still, there is much beauty, joy, and goodness to be found in this world. One of my quiet pleasures is walking the woods and fields of Westtown's campus, and among the features of this place in all seasons–but in autumn and spring especially–is the call of Canada geese.

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Vaccination update for children 5-11 years old

I hope this finds you well. I’m writing regarding the recent approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. As you know, since August we have required that Westtown community members ages 12+ be vaccinated for COVID-19 and our vaccination rates for that age group are as follows: Faculty = 100%, All Employees = 98%, and Students 12+ years old = 93%. (Some continue to ask why–given our requirement–less than 100% of our age-eligible population is vaccinated. 

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A Message from the Board of Trustees and the Interim Head of School

Sixteen months ago, the Westtown Board of Trustees, in coordination with the former Head of School, embarked on a fact-finding process following reports of racist behavior made on the @BlackatWesttown Instagram account. Over the last year and a half, we have listened to all of these groups. We engaged outside experts to review and investigate the @BlackatWesttown allegations, and we continue to do work in support of our current student body. That fact-finding process is now complete, and this email will update you on some of the discoveries we've made, as well as the steps we're taking to prevent these kinds of incidents from happening again.

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College Counseling for Juniors: The Shoulds and Coulds
College Counseling for Juniors: The Shoulds and Coulds

By Westtown School

The new school year is well underway. It is an exciting time for high school students especially; the new school year brings with it several rites of passage in the school setting. For juniors, that means it’s time to start thinking more deeply about their college plans, though students react differently to this stage. There are juniors who are ready to embrace the college search process while others are not there yet.  Read more!

The Power of Perception
A River

Maria Alonso

Perception determines and drives our approach, attitude, and actions in any given situation. The current global pandemic we are facing —and our varying responses to it— is a testament to the power of perception and how it impacts our experience, our behaviors, and the choices we make moment to moment. Read more!

Tools to Help Heal and Take Action
Holding a small tree in small hands

Marissa Colston

In response to the violence of systemic racism that we have witnessed this year, Marissa Colston, our Equity and Inclusion Specialist, offers ways in which all of us can engage in nonviolent action. Read more!

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