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Dear Friends,

I believe there is no better place for a young person than Westtown. I am filled with admiration for my talented colleagues — teachers, coaches, advisors, deans, dorm parents, administrators, and staff members — and appreciation for all they do. In particular, I have been thinking with gratitude about these three key features of the Westtown experience:

  • Our spiritual foundation. Westtown is grounded in the Quaker understanding of the Truth within, and enriched by the religious diversity of our community. Every day, we want students to feel supported and empowered to let their inner Light shine.
  • Our appreciation of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. Our teachers cultivate joy in learning, encourage students to take risks and make mistakes, and equip them with real-life problem-solving skills for their own fulfillment and the betterment of the world.
  • Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We aspire daily to celebrate differences, affirm intersectional personal identities, cultivate cultural competency, and mitigate the detrimental effects of privilege by making privilege conscious.

In all that we do, we are inspired by your children, energized by their presence, and excited to help them realize their unique gifts.