Westtown School is home to a globally diverse community—literally. On-campus faculty families and Upper School boarding students infuse the school with warmth and life 24/7, enriching the Westtown experience for every student from Pre-K through grade 12. There’s no better way to learn than in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community. Generations of Westtown students—and their proud parents—can attest to the habits of mind and character that living in this learning environment cultivates: respect, patience, kindness, humor, honesty, and, perhaps most notably, confidence and independence. Themes of ethnic, religious, and cultural identity are woven the curriculum in all divisions, and students explore these issues both through the lens of self and other.Read More
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Guided by Westtown School’s mission and values, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is a working group of faculty and staff that meets regularly in order to pursue and support our school's goals in diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The committee is tasked with leading the way on our strategic priority of engaging all Westonians in the work of creating a supportive environment for students, especially those from marginalized identity groups.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board
The purpose of the DEI Advisory Board is to articulate and support a high-level, strategic vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access at Westtown. The DEI Advisory Board is comprised of administrators, faculty, trustees, and alumni/ae/x. Meeting quarterly, the group provides oversight and perspective on the school's work to advance strategic priorities in diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Members are committed to continuing education and collaboration among all community members (parents, employees, alumni/ae/x, and students), and measuring progress, quantitatively and qualitatively, in Westtown’s growth.
Statement of Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination
Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. In accordance with our Quaker heritage and identity, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.