One of top girls only boarding schools in US! Westover School, Middlebury, Connecticut is located in a classic New England town ninety miles from New York City, is a selective boarding and day school with 200 girls from 17 countries and 16 states. Great US boarding! 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. International girls come from Russia, France, Rwanda, Ghana and many other countries.
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Name of Director: Mrs Laura Volowski
Address: 1237 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT, 06762, USA
Tel: + 203-577-4522
Fax: + 203-577-4588
Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling
Application fee: 33 GBP
International application fee: 66 GBP
Cost of tuition
7 days boarding: 31 236 GBP
Day school only cost: 22 444 GBP
Needs based aid: Offered
Percentage of students receiving some aid: 50%
Average aid awarded: not publicised
Merit scholarschips:Not Offered
About the school
A leader in girls’ education, Westover is an
academically rigorous school dedicated to challenging and encouraging young
women to participate in all aspects of academic, athletic, and community life.
Westover School is located in a lovely, safe New
England town halfway between New York and Boston. Founded in 1909, Westover is
best known for a broad and deep academic program, a warm and welcoming
community, outstanding facilities and strong college placement. Students at
Westover are high achievers who take advantage of the wide range of electives
and 22 Advanced Placement courses that are offered in all subject areas.
Students are also involved in a variety of clubs and community service
In addition to the tradition courses, seven
signature programs at Westover enhance the curriculum. These programs are:
W.I.S.E. (Women in Science and Engineering)
Investing in Girls (IIG): Principles of Finance
Sonja Osborn Museum Studies Internship (SOMSI)
Global Exchange Programs
Manhattan School of Music
Westover Poets Program
With one main building that houses all dorm rooms
and day student lounges of the 200 students, community life is integral at
Westover. The Westover community is diverse, with 20% of students coming from
minority backgrounds, and 19% representing 17 countries. Surrounding the
central campus are playing fields, tennis courts, a pond, and walking and
cross-country trails in woods extending over 130 acres. Students regularly join
with the faculty to consult on recommendations regarding the academic program,
activities, and school life. Dorm parents live on corridor, and they, together
with faculty members, share with students in a rich extracurricular program.
Dorm Facilities: With beautiful and large rooms all boarding students live in one main dorm. Each class lives on their own corridor with one dorm parent.
Dress code: Casual
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Average class size: 12
Number of AP courses offered: 22
Social life & attractions
Located in Middlebury CT, Westover is only a short distance from New York City and Boston. Our girls travel to both of these cities for both their studies and recreation. In addition to these trips Westover offers a number of co-ed events on the weekends such as dances, movie nights, and volunteer events. Finally, there are also a number of chaperoned trips to local stores, theaters, and restaurants.
||We have a student center on campus with a snack bar and fun activities for the girls in their down time.
Amnest, Art Club, Coagess (Yearbook), Dorcas (Community Service), Drama Club, Environmental Action, French Club, Glee Club, Global Voices (International Student Newspaper), Handbells, Heads of School, Instrument Ensembles, Jewish Association, Lantern (Literary Magazine), Latin Club, Meals and Nutritions, Overtones (a capella singing group), Peer Support, Photography Club, Proctors, Senate, Spanish Club, Student Academic Committee, Student Council, Walsa, Wests and Overs, Wick (School Newspaper)
Sport and culture
||The Fuller Athletic Center (FAC) houses one main gym with two full basketball courts, four volleyball courts, and a climbing wall. In addition to the gym, the FAC has four squash courts, a weight room, and locker rooms.
|What we offer?
Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball
|Culture and arts:
A Cappella, Chamber Ensemble, Drama Club, Guitar Ensemble, Tech Crew, Art Club, Choral Music, Glee Club, Improvisation Group, Theater, Chamber Choir, dance, Gospel Choir, String Ensemble.
Westover Summer Programs in the Arts and Academics are for girls entering grades 7,8, or 9.
Famous People Who Attended This School
- Princess Zein bint Al Hussein (Class of 1986), Jordanian Princess, daughter of the late King Hussein and sister to King Abdullah II of Jordan.
- Eleanor D. Acheson
(Class of 1965) former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Justice
Department in the Clinton Administration, Vice President, General
Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Amtrak, former Director of Public
Policy and Government Affairs of the National Gay and Lesbian Task
- Minnie Cushing Astor Fosburgh (Class of 1925, deceased), Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney (Class of 1928, deceased), and Babe Cushing Mortimer Paley (Class of 1934, deceased). The Cushing Sisters
were socialites whose marriages connected them to some of the most
noted and wealthy families in America of mid-20th century American (the
Astors, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Mortimers,and Paleys).
- Winifred Rockefeller Emeny (Class of 1923, deceased).
- Sylvia Shaw Judson (Sylvia Shaw Haskins) (Class of 1915, deceased), sculptor, creator of "Bird Girl" (used on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) and many other works.
- Isabel Rockefeller Lincoln (Class of 1920, deceased).
- Edith Cummings Munson (Class of 1917, deceased), professional golfer and first American woman on the cover of Time magazine (Aug. 25, 1924).
- Ginevra King Pirie (Class of 1917, deceased), Chicago socialite who was F. Scott Fitzgerald's inspiration for the character of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.
- E. C. Spykman (Elizabeth Choate Spykman) (Class of 1914), journalist and children's book author.
- Alice Tully
(Class of 1920, deceased), philanthropist, patron of New York City's
music institutions. Lincoln Center's chamber music hall is named after
Why Should You Choose this School?
As a leader in girls’ education, Westover is an academically rigorous school dedicated to challenging and encouraging young women to participate in all aspects of academic, athletic, and community life