The oldest continuously operating co-educational boarding school in the country.
Began as a safe educational haven for Quaker children, one day’s coach ride from Philadelphia.
FACULTY AND STAFF
107 teaching faculty (69 have advanced degrees.)
85% of Upper School full-time faculty live on campus.
Total Student Body: Pre-Kindergarten – 12th grade: 694
372 Upper School Students, 9th through 12th grade (253 boarding, 119 day)
128 Middle School Students, 6th through 8th grade
194 Lower School Students, Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade
100% college placement
96% of graduates say Westtown prepared them well for college and university including 97% who said, “their education gave them strong critical thinking skills,” and 97% said, “they were better prepared than their peers for dorm life and time management as a result of the residential life experience at Westtown.”
6.8 % – Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
33.7% – Black, Indigenous, People of Color; 38.4% in the Upper School
12.1% – International (Upper School)
Student representation is from 16 states and 13 countries
600 acres of land.
14 acre lake with beach and boathouse.
Arboretum and natural forest.
Instructional organic farm.
62 faculty houses and apartments.
Field house with three basketball courts and indoor track
25 meter swimming pool
Weight training center
13 playing fields, 10 multipurpose, 2 baseball, 1 softball
Premier cross-country course
Outstanding tennis stadium with 14 courts
27-element ropes course
24 varsity teams
45 clubs including Model UN, Outing Club, SOCA (Students of Color Association), Rainbow Coalition, Film Club, Drama Club, International Student Organization, Amicus (yearbook), Brown & White (school newspaper), Habitat for Humanity, Investment Club, WT e-Sports Club, Green Coalition
11 local social service agencies provide opportunities for community service
Student leadership opportunities including Quaker Leadership Program, Work Program, Student Government, and Dormitory Prefects
24.2% of Lower School families.
48.5% of Middle School families.
59.1% of Upper School families (63.2% of boarding families.)
The Sally Barton Leadership Scholar Grant is awarded to 20 Quaker boarding students annually.