Communities are fortified by equity and inclusion for all. At Westtown School, we strive to uncover and undo our collective and individual biases. We aspire to be a genuinely anti-racist community. We are committed to learning, growing, and doing the work. We invite you to learn and grow with us.
Upper School students celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival, over the weekend. It was a harmonious reunion celebrating friendship and family. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
Westtown School students and community members submitted video clips to our International Student Organization (ISO) to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Westtown School McLear Artist-in-Residence Shanaé Burch kicked off her residency with the Advanced Theater course by providing a presentation and conversation about art and public health.
Upper School students in our Asian Student Affinity Group (ASA) took it upon themselves to create this video that celebrates 2020 Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Alexis Rogers '21 was featured on the news discussing race and police brutality alongside her father and shared her amazing artwork that centers on these topics.
The 2020 Black History Month Symposium featured a panel of alumni/ae/x who discussed their experiences on DEI work and its importance in their lives personally and professionally.
Every year, 3rd grade holds an African Dance with Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company. 3rd grade has a comprehensive unit on Africa and part of that is a six-week-long on-campus residency with this dance company in which kids learn not only many dances but about storytelling in the music and movements.
Students in Lower School learned about Diwali with the help of two families who shared the importance of this holiday in their lives. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a celebration that honors new beginnings and light over darkness.
In the Fall of 2019, twenty faculty and staff, four students, and one moose represented Westtown at the NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Seattle.
Teachers Ale Navarro-Benbow (who is also the Middle School Diversity Coordinator) and Erin Salvucci took a group of 15 Middle School students to the Haverford School Diversity Conference.