College Counseling

What comes next.

Did you know? According to our young alumni,

- More than 9 out of 10 earn degrees in 4 years from the college where they started (in comparison with the national average of 56% who graduate within 6 years)

99% feel very well prepared for college

97% say their Westtown courses challenged them to think critically

90% are more comfortable than their peers participating in class and seminar discussions

- More than 1 in 4 choose STEM majors (science, technology, engineering or math); factoring in those who major in STEAM disciplines (adding art and design to STEM), the rate is 1 in 3

96% feel better prepared for college dorm life than their peers

88% believe Westtown has given them the confidence to approach new and challenging coursework

1 in 3 are innovators in college, starting or bringing something new to the community

8 out of 10 believe the Westtown religion curriculum “informed my vision of how I want to live my life”

COLLEGE ADMISSION REPRESENTATIVES 

click here to schedule a visit to Westtown School

 

Jessica Smith Director of College Counseling 
610-399-7930  jessica.smith@westtown.edu
Joaquim Hamilton Associate Director of College Counseling 
610-399-7938  joaquim.hamilton@westtown.edu
Marje Ireland Associate Director of College Counseling 
610-399-7927  marje.ireland@westtown.edu

 

What prepares a Westtown graduate for the next step in the educational journey? Read more about our College Counseling Program.

What do our graduates have to say?

Magdalen Jane Lind ’18

Natalie is that rare student who did well in the highest level of courses and subjects that seemed disparate. Natalie was a high achiever in Advanced courses in Spanish, science, mathematics, religion, history, English, and fine arts. As one faculty member noted, “Natalie analyzes literature, conducts high level scientific research, writes poetry, and creates original pieces of art. They have an impressive breadth and depth across academic disciplines.”  While working on an Independent Project in Art in which they created an immense body of work that included paintings, sculpture, and pottery, they were also conducting sophisticated lab studies in partnership with researchers at the University of South Carolina in the advanced-level Scientific Research course. Natalie earned Academic Distinction freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and took an unprecedented 19 Advanced classes during their tenure at Westtown. read more


Jordany Robleto-Baltazar ’18

Jordany, who was born in Guatemala and settled with his family in Harlem at the age of six, came to Westtown as a freshman. He was a highly motivated student whose academic work was outstanding. Jordany exceled on the soccer and lacrosse fields as well, and he was team captain for both sports. He took on many leadership roles in his time at Westtown. As a junior, he served as a proctor in the 9th grade boys’ dorm. He also served as a library proctor, Admissions tour guide,, and was co-Student Body President. Jordany now attends Haverford College where he plays lacrosse and plans to major in economics. read more

Yiheng Xie ’18

Yiheng was raised in Shanghai and came to Westtown his freshman year, after he and his parents found the multicultural curriculum and student body they were looking for. In the classroom, He earned a Deep Dive Certificate in Global Citizenship and served as a math tutor, Writing Fellow, and as a leader in the Peer-to-Peer tutoring program.. Yiheng exemplified the idea of learning for the sake of learning, and was awarded a Faculty Letter of Commendation, our highest recognition for achievement and citizenship, three years in a row. He was honored with twelve awards his senior year, including an award in Spanish and math for both achievement and commitment, the Religion Award, and the Alumni Association Highest Scholarship award. Yiheng attends Brown University. read more

Natalie Lobach ’18

Natalie is that rare student who did well in the highest level courses and subjects that seemed disparate.  While working on an Independent Project in Art in which they created an immense body of work that included paintings, sculpture, and pottery, they were also conducting sophisticated lab studies in partnership with researchers at the University of South Carolina in the advanced-level Scientific Research course. Natalie earned Academic Distinction freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and took an unprecedented 19 Advanced classes during their tenure at Westtown. Senior year, Natalie was awarded the Margaret Doty Memorial Biology Award, the Alumni Association Art Award, and Most Distinguished Scholar Award. They now attend School of the Art Institute of Chicago. read more

Important Dates

    • 10/10/2018 PSAT (11), pre-ACT (10)

      during school day, all students in tenth and eleventh grade are automatically registered

    • 10/16/2018 Seniors' Diversity in College Program 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMBoy's Collecting Room (BCR)
    • 11/06/2018 Faculty Share College Stories with Upper School Students 3:00 PM to 3:45 PMSouth Room
    • 12/01/2018 SAT at Westtown

      register at collegeboard.org

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