Our students engage in meaningful experiences in the classroom, art studio, stage, science lab or athletic field.
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. One opportunity for Middle School students to share and learn about each other happens in the student diversity group that meets weekly. In this group named M.O.O.S.E (Many Optimistic Open-minded Supporters of Equality), they get to role play how to be an upstander and discuss and find ways to share with their middle school peers the rich diversity of experiences in their community. Read More

Bridges Program

Westtown’s Bridges Program is a mentoring program that is open to new Upper School students of color. Participants are paired with a returning student who serves as a mentor throughout the school year. Students in the Bridges Program are also part of a family group with another mentor-new student pair and a faculty member.


Multicultural Board

Mission of Multicultural Board
Guided by Westtown School’s Mission and its Statement of Inclusivity, the Multicultural Board seeks to listen broadly and identify community needs in order to inform its goals and actions and to implement the strategic initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.

Members of the Multicultural Board
Each year the Head of School and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion invite members of the community to serve on the Multicultural Board. Members can represent faculty of the three divisions, administrators, board members and alumni. The Multicultural Board also works with the Upper School students so that there are also student voices represented.

Student Body Diversity

  • 9% - Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • 26% - Students of Color; 27% in the Upper School
  • 17% - International (Upper School)
  • Student representation is from 17 states and 18 countries

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.  To these ends, 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, disability, 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. 

Diversity & Inclusion work with Students - click here

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Recent Articles

Diversity, Identity & Education
Westonian - Winter 2016

What is SOCA?
Westonian - Winter 2016 

White Priviledge Conference

Reflections on Race - NAIS

Reflections on Race - Race Institute

PoCC/SDLC - 2015

From Learning to Doing 

Events

Dr. Bernard Hall - Multi-Racial Identity 
October 18th - students only 

Ta-Nehisi Coates
October 26th @ Temple University

Nyle Fort - learn more
February 17th - students only

Families for Multicultural Communities (FMC) 
Host a conversation on Who We Are for Middle School Parents
Monday, 2/27 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM in the MS Lobby.
All are welcome!

 

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