History

Westover School, located in a classic New England town ninety miles from New York City, is a selective boarding and day school with 209 girls from 19 countries and 18 states. With over twenty AP's as well as signature programs in science, engineering, art history, and music, we prepare our students to meet the challenges of the world and the world's best colleges. At Westover, girls find their passions, their friends, and their futures through our dynamic and diverse community.

Overview

Region
Southern Connecticut
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Girls
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 145 acres
Head of School Ann S. Pollina
Endowment $46,000,000

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.westoverschool.org
Director of Admission Laura Nash Volovski '83
Admission Application Apply to Westover School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 domestic, $100 international
Application Deadline(s) January 14
Financial Aid Deadline(s)
Financial Aid Awarded 2.6 million dollars
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 46
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $32,500.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $45,500.00
International Student Tuition $46,750.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment
Boys n/a
Girls 200
% Boys/Girls 100% girls
Boarding Students 130
Day Students 78
International
Australia
China
France
Germany
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
Other (Turkey)
Russia
Rwanda
Spain
Venezuela
United States
Arizona
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Kansas
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 20
% of International Students 19

Academics

Full Time Faculty 30
Part Time Faculty 19
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees
% of Faculty with Doctorate 1%
% of Faculty with Masters 65%
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 11
Special Academic Support Programs  
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Humanities
Journalism
Latin
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (Drawing)
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Sculpture
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Latin Literature
Other (Music Theory)
Physics B
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) mid 50 % (510-660)
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) mid 50 % (550-670)
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) mid 50 % (530-630)
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Alfred University, American University, Amherst College, Barnard College, Beloit College, Bentley College, Boston College, Boston University, Brooks Institute of Photography, Brown University, Bryant University, Carnegie Mellon University, Champlain College, College of Charleston, Claremont McKenna College, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Drew University, Earlham College, Elizabethtown College, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Emory University, Endicott College, Eugene Lang College, Fordham University, Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, Gettysburg College, Grove City College, Hamilton College, Hampshire College, Hampton University, Harvard University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Howard University, Immaculata College, Indiana University at Bloomington, Iona College, Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins University, Keene State College, Kenyon College, Lake Forest College, Laselle College, Lawrence University, Lewis & Clark College, Marist College, Miami University, Middlebury College, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Northeastern University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pomona College, Providence College, Purchase College, Queen’s University at Kingston, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Rider University, Rollins College, Sacred Heart University, Salve Regina University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Seattle University, Sewanee: University of the South, Skidmore College, Southern Methodist University, St. Andrews-University of Scotland, St. Lawrence University, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Temple University, Tufts University, Universidad Anahuac, University of Connecticut, University of Durham, University of Rochester, University of Toronto, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin: Madison, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Villanova University, Wheelock College, College of William and Mary, Williams College, Wofford College, The College of Wooster.
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
other (Dance Ensemble)
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
fitness
other (Dance)
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
tennis
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Choir
Community Service Program
Dance Club
International Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other ( Diversity Club)
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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