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Outdoor Education

Some of the best classrooms have no walls at all

We have the great fortune of being situated on 600+ beautiful acres of a living laboratory. Use of the campus is woven into the curriculum in all 3 divisions.

  • All students learn cooperative problem-solving skills on the 22-element ropes course 
  • Lower school students use the frog pond and operate their own mini farm and medicine garden
  • Middle School students venture to the arboretum to study tree populations and ecosystems and they learn canoeing skills on the lake
  • Upper School students in the Advanced Research Ecology course spend most of their time among the diverse plant life found on campus
  • All students participate in the life of the Farm @ Westtown, our student-run organic farm
  • All students learn about sustainable living practices by how we live and take care of our campus

A Westtown education isn't only delivered inside four walls of the classroom, but also in this vast environment where exploration, inquiry and hands-on experience are possible just outside the door.