FAQs for Upper School

Westtown accepts the SSAT Standard Online Application (SAO). Find our application instructions here.

Please call the Admission Office at 610-399-7900 or email admission@westtown.edu to schedule an interview. Interview exercises are typically 30 minutes and can be combined with a campus visit.

Yes, please call the Admission Office at 610-399-7900 or email admission@westtown.edu to schedule an interview.

Yes. Please submit the student profile portion of the SAO application before you schedule a visit. We would like to know something about you and your special interests before you come to campus.

If you have not previously toured our campus, visits begin with a comprehensive tour of the school. Typically a current student ambassador and admission counselor will conduct the campus tour. The interview is a time for us to get to know you and for you to learn more about our program and community and ask questions. Most visitors find the interview process relaxed. Following the admission interview, parents will also meet with the admission counselor. Please allow approximately two hours for your visit.

A campus visit is strongly recommended. Just as we want to get to know you through the visit, it’s important for you to get to know Westtown School. If an on-campus interview is not possible we are able to interview applicants by phone or Zoom.

Applicants who have testing they wish to submit are welcome to do so. In addition to the SSAT, we also accept the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). Candidates for 11th grade may submit the PSAT in lieu of the SSAT. If you have already taken the ACT or SAT, you may submit those scores as well.

Yes. The TOEFL or Duolingo is required for all students for whom English is not their native language and is a very important part of the admission process as it helps us to determine your level of English proficiency.

No. We consider the student’s application in its entirety. However, we do not offer beginning ESL instruction, so students who score above 85 on the IBT are the most successful here. The average TOEFL of enrolled students is 100.

Westtown School is committed to economic diversity and we award about $9 million in financial aid annually. The Westtown School Financial Aid Program enables the school to enroll talented and well qualified students who will contribute to and benefit from the learning process here, regardless of their family’s economic circumstances. All are welcome to apply. For application instructions click here.

We also offer a limited number of merit scholarships.

Westtown offers merit scholarships for excellence in the areas of: Academics, Athletics, Leadership, Global Engagement and Performing/Fine Arts. The typical merit award is $4,500 and a separate merit scholarship application is required. Click here for more information and to apply.

We strive to enroll students who will thrive at Westtown School. Factors that consider into the admission decision include: the student’s transcript, teacher recommendations, the personal interview, and the application itself. Very rarely does one piece alone determine the success of an application. All members of the Admission Committee carefully read and discuss each applicant’s file in an effort with a goal of gleaning what Westtown can bring to the applicant and how the applicant can contribute to and blossom in our school.

The deadline for Upper School Day students is December 31. Boarding applications are due January 15th. Applications will be accepted after the deadlines on a space-available basis. Please call the Admission Office at 610-399-7900 or email admission@westtown.edu to inquire about space after the deadline dates.

Day student applicants will be notified of their admission decision by February 1. Boarding applicants will be notified of their admission decision on March 10. Admission decisions will be released on a rolling basis for students who submit applications after the deadlines.