Boarding Schools Westtown School
|West Chester, PA
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.
When Westtown celebrated its Bicentennial in 1999, over five thousand were in attendance to mark the end of the school’s second century and the beginning of its third. As the oldest continuously operating co-educational boarding school in the nation, Westtown has grown with the times, yet continued to fulfill its original mission of providing a haven in which a child’s education and moral development are valued equally.
Westtown School is a Quaker, co-educational, day and boarding school founded in 1799. Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the school serves over eight hundred students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. At Westtown, we believe a good education makes you think about four essential things: who I am…how I see the world…how I want to live…what I can give back. For over 200 years, we’ve encouraged young people to answer these questions as we inspire and prepare them to make real change for a better world.
Center for the Living Arts. The Center for the Living Arts: 564-seat Barton-Test Theatre with computerized lighting system, a scene shop and costume shop, an art gallery, three art studios, a ceramics room, dark room, chorus room, orchestra room, four music practice rooms, and a recording/sound studio.
Summer Workcamps. Westtown Quaker Leadership Workcamps are an interesting and meaningful way to volunteer and travel with a purpose. Working and living together with other young people provides an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn about new cultures, gain new skills and practical experience.
Top colleges attended by students
Brown University, College of William & Mary, Earlham College, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, NYU, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College, Wesleyan University
What the school looks for in students…
“Westtown School seeks well-rounded students that are eager to give back to the community.”