Westminster School Profile (2021) | Simsbury, CT

Westminster School

Westminster School enjoys a reputation as one of the finest college-preparatory schools, and certainly one of the very top small boarding schools, in the country.
The challenging academic program prepares students for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit.
We are a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 400 students from across the country and around the world. 33% of our students receive financial aid from the $5.86 million awarded annually.
Through a highly selective admission process, Westminster seeks to enroll young men and women who are motivated, hard-working students who have accomplished much already and who hold the promise of achieving so much more in a challenging, caring academic community.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 398 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,475
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1888

Student Body

Total Students
398 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Westminster School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
61%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Government, Computer Science, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, United States History
Average SAT score
1350
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Blazers, ties; Dresses or layers)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day tuition = $47225
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$34,480
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Miles Bailey
Admissions Associate
Kelly Babbidge
Endowment Size
$100 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
A Capella (Co-ed), Art Club, Asian Awareness Club, Black & Gold (Tour Guides), Debate Club, Eco Team, Gay-Straight Alliance, John Hay Society, Math Club, Model United Nations, Multicultural Student Organization, Seniors as Sisters, Serving Our Neighbors, Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Government, Student Music Organization, The Martlet (Creative Writing Magazine), The Spectator (Yearbook), Westminster Belles (Girls a capella), Westminster News

School Notes

  • Westminster's motto is Grit &Grace.  These words define and distinguish Westminster School. They represent a tradition, a culture, an attitude, an aspiration, a way of life for our students and faculty, an advantage for our graduates.Grit characterizes the effort students make to meet our high expectations for academic work, athletics, and community involvement. Grace speaks to the way they negotiate these responsibilities with generosity of spirit, good manners and respect for all. The unique and powerful combination of grit and grace is what makes Westminster people successful, not only here, but also later in life.  Derived from our motto virtute et numine, "grit and grace" encapsulates in one phrase our culture, our promise, a commitment to ourselves and others. In delivering this potent and proven educational experience, Westminster offers and expects a lot.Guided by four core values - community, character, balance and involvement - Westminster inspires young men and women of promise to explore and develop diverse academic, artistic and athletic talents, to live with intelligence and integrity, and to commit to a life of service beyond self.We help young people reach their full promise as students and bring out the best in them as individuals. We teach them in ways that prepare them to do well in college and beyond, in ways that inspire them to be dedicated students, good citizens and effective leaders.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 398 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,475
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $20,557 for elementary schools and $35,059 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hartford County, CT is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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