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Fast Facts

AT-A-GLANCE

  • Private, Boarding and Day School
  • Established in 1799
  • Quaker
  • Pre-Kindergarten to  12th Grade
  • Co-Educational
  • College Preparatory 
  • Located in West Chester, PA 
  • Moose: Mascot 

Recognition

ORIGINS

  • Established in 1799 by the Philadelphia Quakers.
  • 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
    (253 boarding, 119 day),
    - 9th through 12th grade
    - 128 Middle School Students,
    6th through 8th grade
    - 194 Lower School Students,
    Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade

STUDENT SUCCESS

  • 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."

DIVERSITY

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  • 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

CAMPUS

  • 600 acres of land. 
  • 14 acre lake with beach and boathouse.
  • Arboretum and natural forest.
  • Instructional organic farm.
  • 62 faculty houses and apartments.
  • Gymnasium
  • Field house with three basketball courts and indoor track
  • Wrestling Center
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Center
  • 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
  • 14-acre canoeing

ACTIVITIES

  • 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

FINANCIAL AID

  • 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.

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