At Westtown, we like to begin the conversation with these and other big questions — because investing in an independent school education is an important decision. We invite you to explore these questions with us and why a Westtown education might be right for your family by letting us show you more!

How do I start the application process?

The process varies for each division, but each shares the steps below. Learn more about applying to PreK-8th Grade here and applying to Upper School here.


The application process consists of inquiring, visiting campus, and applying for admission.

Take the first step by filling out our short inquiry form to get in contact with our admission team.

Fill out an inquiry form →


Visiting in person is the best way to experience Westtown.

In Lower and Middle Schools, we encourage you to schedule a tour before applying.

Upper School requires you start your application before you tour campus.

Visit campus →


Application deadlines for Upper School (Grades 9-12) are December 31 (for day students) and January 15 (for boarding students). The deadline for Lower and Middle School (Grades PreK-8) is January 1. Applications will be accepted after the deadlines, and will be considered if space is available.

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Is a Westtown education affordable?

Westtown provides an inclusive and accessible education for families of all income levels. We recognize that financial circumstances can vary widely and strive to create a fair and equitable process. To help ensure equity and consistency, Westtown uses a third party tool that can factor in varied and complex financial circumstances.  Income is the primary driver, but net assets, and financial obligations such as other children in tuition-charging schools and college are also considered. This comprehensive approach assures that a comprehensive picture of a family's situation informs the review of the financial aid application

Learn more about financial aid →

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Have more questions?

A Quaker school is an institution that bases its educational approach on the values of The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. They are rooted in the principles of Quakerism, which include the fundamental belief that there is that of God in every person, and in the tenets of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. 

While Quakerism informs and fuels our approach to education, we are not exclusively attended by Quaker students or staff. We welcome students and staff from all religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds.

Learn more about how Quakerism serves as the foundation of our mission and vision →

  • Westtown School has three divisions: Lower School (PreK to 5th grade), Middle School (6th to 8th grade), and Upper School (9th to 12th grade).
  • To enroll in PreK, students must be 4 years old at the start of school and fully potty trained.
  • Westtown does not offer a Postgraduate (IB) program.

Students who enroll in 7th grade or earlier have the option to remain day students through 12th grade (though many elect to board at some point in high school). Students entering as day students in 8th-10th grade are required to board in 11th and 12th grade.

Westtown is deeply committed to making our program financially feasible for families and to attracting talented, well-qualified students, regardless of their families’ economic circumstances. Each year, we provide over $11 million in merit and need-based financial aid, which applies to 48.4% of our student body. We also offer Merit Scholarships and scholarships for Quaker boarding students.

Learn more about financial aid →

13 local school districts offer free transportation to Westtown. Westtown School also provides a transportation service for those students who do not reside in a school district that provides busing or who live within a district and prefer Westtown’s service. There is an additional fee to use Westtown School’s transportation services. And, of course, many parents drive their children to school and many elect to carpool.

Learn more about transportation options →

Who is on the Admission Team?

Our Admission Team is here to support you every step of the way. Please complete an inquiry form so that we can reach out. You can also email or call us at 610-399-7900 with any questions. We are excited to work with you and your family as you explore all that Westtown has to offer!

Nathan Bohn
Dean of Enrollment Management

Kathleen Dolan
Admission Administrative Assistant

Meredith Ostroy
Admission Administrative Assistant

Tearson Morrison
Director of PreK-8th Admission

Sam Jordan
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Wendy Brown
Associate Director of Admission

Jodie Driver
Associate Director of Admission

Jake Chronister
Assistant Director of Admission

Jay Farrow
Dean of Access & Equity

Get to know our Lead Student Ambassadors

Our team of over 25 student ambassadors provides a candid student-perspective of Upper School at Westtown and helps visitors feel comfortable and welcome on campus. You may meet them on Upper School tours, panels, Class Day Visits, Open Houses, Revisit days, Virtual Tours, and more!

Ella C.

Hi everyone, my name’s Ella and I’m a senior here at Westtown. I live in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, ten minutes from campus. Seventh grade was the first year I became part of the community. I’ve always particularly enjoyed science, music and sports. Anatomy and physiology was my favorite class where we learned through hands-on experiences and I’ve participated in the school band for five years now. I also run varsity track and cross country and Westtown has given me the coaching I need to reach my full potential as a student-athlete. Westtown does an excellent job at making sure students have a diverse support system. Other classmates, teachers, coaches, counselors, and advisors make sure students are able to excel in all areas while having a great high school experience.

Parker H.

Hi Everyone! My name is Parker and I am a senior from Hockessin, Delaware. I have been at Westtown since freshman year and started living on campus in my junior year. I am the varsity golf team captain, founder and head of Grill Club on campus, and an E2 Lead Prefect. My favorite thing about Westtown is how tight knit the community is!

Maya J.

I’m a senior born and raised in San Francisco, California. I’ve been attending Westtown as a residential student since my freshman year, during which I have been a member of Varsity Rock Climbing (of which I will be captain this year), as well as taken most of the science classes on offer. During my free time, you can find me either in the gym or outside, taking a walk, and drawing. I hope to go into vet school after college, and I feel very lucky to have been prepared by Westtown and gotten the chance to take so many engaging science classes.

Aiden K.

Hi! I am Aiden and I am from Greensburg, Pennsylvania. I am a senior, and this is my third year at Westtown. I am a varsity lacrosse player, co-head of the Unite4Her club, and the Admission Ambassador Head. My favorite subjects are the sciences, particularly chemistry. Westtown is a community like no other that makes new students and families feel like they have been a part of for years!

Jerry L.

Hey everyone! I'm Jerry(Xuanchen), a senior at Westtown. I have been at Westtown for four years. I'm a huge theater person who is also into robotics and engineering, guitar, and basketball. Because of COVID, I had to do my first year of high school remotely in China, and it made me crave more campus life. It turns out that Westtown was a fantastic choice. I was surrounded by greetings and smiles the moment that I stepped into the school. For international students, like me, Westtown will be a wonderful home away from home. For domestic students, the diverse campus life will never let you down!

Sophie Zebrowski

Hey everyone! My name is Sophie! I am a senior and this is my third year at Westtown. I come from Kimberton, Pennsylvania, which isn’t too far away, but I still choose to live on campus. Boarding and being a student leader are my two favorite aspects of my time at Westtown. I play field hockey in the fall and manage our varsity swim team in the winter and our varsity boys lacrosse team in the spring. I am also a senior class officer and served as the W3 Chief Prefect on dorm last year. My favorite thing about Westtown is our tight-knit community. Eating meals with faculty families makes the community feel even more like a family. As an Admission Ambassador, I hope that all prospective students have the same experience as I did, as Westtown is an incredible place to grow as both a student and an individual! GO TOWN!