To our community and neighbors: in addition to the other measures we have taken to ensure the safety of our community and to observe the recommendations of the CDC, Westtown School's campus is now closed to ALL except essential staff and residents. Thank you for observing this important measure for the safety of our residents - and for the greater good. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus once it is deemed safe to do so. Peace and Light to all in these most unusual times.
Our students engage in meaningful experiences in the classroom, art studio, stage, science lab, and athletic fields.
In Lower School, students gather weekly to be in community to sing, share, and interact with one another. They learn about what makes a community healthy and beneficial to all. Throughout the year they share religious and cultural holidays and family celebrations that are important to them. One opportunity for Middle School students to share and learn about each other is in the student diversity group that meets weekly. In this group, dubbed M.O.O.S.E (Many Optimistic Open-minded Supporters of Equality), students learn how to be upstanders and discuss ways to share the rich diversity of experiences of their communities with their peers. Read More
Work with Students
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.