Westminster School USA (Westminster School in the USA) has been working successfully for more than 125 years: during this time, it has been able to earn an impeccable reputation, respect for colleagues from around the world and popularity among both American and foreign students. It is included in the TOP-10 of small boarding schools, considered one of the best preparatory schools in the US.
The school was founded in 1888 and was initially positioned as a male guesthouse of the classic British model. Then Westminster School was in Dobbs Ferry, but already in 1900 moved to a small cozy town of Simsbury (Connecticut), and in 1972 began to take on training and girls, since then working on a system of joint training. The motto of the school is the phrase "Grit & Grace" (Sand and Grace), reformulated from the motto with the family coat of arms ("Virtute et numine"), the founder of the school, William Lee Cushing. The sand symbolizes all the efforts that students make during training, and grace means the moral and spiritual upbringing that pupils receive at school, their generosity, good ethics, respect and readiness for mutual assistance.
The school is considered to be sufficiently selective and presents high demands to its entrants (as well as to the students) - as a result of this exactingness the SAT grades of the graduates are 1810-2080, which is much higher than the national standard. Graduates successfully enter the best American and world universities: