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Our Mission

Guided by the essential Quaker calling to seek out and honor that of God in each of us, Westtown School challenges its students to realize their individual gifts while learning and living together in a diverse community. Westtown inspires and prepares its graduates to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Character Education

Character matters. 

Quakers believe that there is that of God in every person – the Inner Light – and that divine truth is revealed to those who seek it. These ideals are central to the vision of the school and are evident in how we relate to and nurture our students. Because we are guided by Quaker principles, we are committed to education that focuses on

  • Personal integrity
  • Spiritual growth and religious awareness
  • Simplicity
  • Equality
  • Community
  • Social responsibility, justice, and peace-making

Helping students to become people of solid character, to nourish their hearts as well as their minds, is as important to us as their achievement of academic excellence. In fact, we believe the two go hand in hand.

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