Welcome to Westtown!

We are a Quaker, coeducational, college preparatory day and boarding school for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Our school was founded in 1799 by the Philadelphia Quakers, and we are the oldest continuously operating co-educational boarding school in the country. Our campus sits on 600 acres of land that includes a 14 acre lake, an arboretum and natural forest, and an instructional organic farm.

Read our latest news

Get the latest ‘Town news through our publications! You can read eCollections, a triannual online newsletter for alums, parents, and friends. Or you can browse a digital copy of our school magazine, The Westonianwhich we print and distribute twice a year. We also post on our blog, A Well-Lit Path, which offers articles on a range of educational topics written by our faculty and community members.

Our History

Westtown is believed to be the oldest, continuously operating coeducational boarding school in the country. You can learn more about the history of our over-two-hundred-year-old institution, or dive into our archives. Did you know The Giant by N. C. Wyeth has hung in the Dining Room of Westtown School since 1923?

Archives History The Giant

Coming to Campus

Westtown School’s 600-acre campus is located near West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is just west of Philadelphia, and just north of Wilmington, Delaware, both cities offering Amtrak and regional rail services. Our area is replete with educational and cultural sites and resources as well as entertainment venues, sports complexes, and a wide variety of restaurants.