Westminster School

Simsbury, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Offering a large and diverse program in an intimate, small-school setting, Westminster is a community where people know, understand and care about each other. Students balance a rigorous academic schedule which includes college-preparatory, honors and 23 AP offerings with broad and deep athletic, artistic and extracurricular programs. In addition to the outstanding involvement to which students eagerly commit themselves, family-style meals, student-led assembly and chapel, and numerous opportunities for leadership and teamwork instill a strong sense of character. Virtute et Numine (By Grit and Grace).

995 Hopmeadow Street, P.O. Box 337, Simsbury, Connecticut, USA 06070
860-408-3000

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Director of Admission: Jon Deveaux
Admissions Phone:860-408-3060Fax:860-408-3042
Email: admit@westminster-school.org Website: www.westminster-school.org


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $75
  • International Application Fee: $150
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

school events

Admissions First Look!

Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM , Simsbury, Connecticut, USA

An informal visit for prospective students and their parents interested in fall 2015 enrollment.
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school news

Students Earn National Academic Recognition

Posted on October 30, 2013
Westminster students have been recognized for their high performance in the National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
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Community Service Day

Posted on October 30, 2013
Students, faculty and staff performed volunteer service at locations throughout Connecticut Oct. 3 as a part of the school's annual Community Service Day.
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  • Founded: 1888
  • Campus Size: 200 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     115 70 185
Boys     147 59 206
Total     262 129 391

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $52,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $39,000
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 34.00%
  • Average Awarded: $32,178
 
 

Department Director: Sistare Bill

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 56

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 75.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 23

Notable Achievements: New 85,000 sq. foot academic center, Small class sizes, averaging 12 students, APs, honors, advanced independent studies

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
  • Online college courses for advanced study
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Public Speaking Science Fiction Poetry Festival
History:
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
  • Art History Psychology
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Ethics
  • Moral Philosophy
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Moral Philosophy
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Alternative Energy Aquatic Ecology
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Computer Science Independent Study
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Science
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory
  • Voice
  • Jazz Band
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Lighting Design
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Sculpture
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Textiles
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Design
  • Architecture Eng ineering & Design Digital Imaging
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
 
 

Department Director: Tony Griffith

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 6

No. of Girls Dorms: 3

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
Student Center, Store, Cafe, Kitchenettes 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Facilities

  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Lighted Turf Field Squash Courts Softball Field

Clubs and Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sexualities Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Summary: From the small stage to the big screen, from the school playing field to the professional leagues, Westminster artists and athletes excel beyond the classroom. Westminster alumni consistently go on to create and perform in college, many leading teams and organizations. Alumni are staring in television and movies, playing D1 and professional sports.

Arts Department Director: David Chrzanowski

Athletics Department Director: Tim Joncas ’00

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Bowling
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Snowboarding
  • Table Tennis
  • Weight Lifting
  • Stickball
 
 

Summary: The College Counseling Office is staffed by a team of dedicated and experienced counselors, who are supported by an actively involved faculty. The individualized work of the counselors is enhanced by an impressive office facility, the latest college search processes and technology, and online and print resources every family needs when making college decisions. 96% of recent graduates have been accepted to the “Most Competitive” and “Highly Competitive” schools, 70% to the top category, according to Barron's.

Department Director: Greg Williams

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Boston College 16 graduates
Colgate University 10 graduates
Connecticut College 9 graduates
George Washington University 10 graduates
St. Lawrence University 13 graduates
New York University 7 graduates
Trinity College (CT) 17 graduates
University of RIchmond 14 graduates
Vanderbuilt University 7 graduates
Middlebury College 9 graduates
Yale University 6 graduates
Harvard University 6 graduates
Boston University 7 graduates
Columbia University 6 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



Notable Alumni

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Quotes from Alumni

Westminster provided me with a strong foundation: class six days/week, sports all 3 terms, dress code, small classes, high standards and a college prep mentality, you have to be ready to go every day.

-D. Bradley, Class of 2000,

 

The life of a Westminster student is demanding. Students attack this workload with grit and grace. Today, I often work with the lessons of grit and grace that I learned at Westminster.

-B. Smith, Class of 2006, Boston College '10

 

There was no chance to deny living up to your potential at Westminster.. I am very thankful that my teachers never let me be anything less than the most I could be..

-P. Fulkerson, Class of 1991,