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Westminster School USA

Address: 995 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070, United States
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Description Westminster School USA

  • Founded: in 1888
  • Location: Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
  • Training programs: 9-12 class + university preparation
  • Total number of students: 393 people (11% - international students, 69% live in a boarding house)
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Accommodation type: residence (boarding house)
  • Language of instruction: English.

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:

  • George Washington;
  • Boston College;
  • Columbia University;
  • University of Richmond;
  • Harvard University;
  • Trinity College;
  • Connecticut College.

According to statistics carried out jointly with Barron's Profiles, more than 65% of graduates were admitted to universities at the level of "Most Competitive", and more than 90% Most or Highly Competitive ", which demonstrates excellent academic performance and readiness to master a complex university program.

The total number of students of the school today is 393 people: they are representatives of 26 American states and 19 foreign countries (about 11% of students). 76% of teachers have academic degrees: teachers constantly work with students not only in class, but also during rest, an extra-curricular program, which makes it possible to get to know the abilities of each student more closely.

There is no strict religious affiliation in school, and uniform is also welcomed - the general business style of clothing.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Westminster School USA

Program name
from 27 000 $ / semester

Quick overview:

  • Age of students: 15-18 years;
  • Dates: all year round.

About the educational program: In each class there are no more than 12 people, and the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 5 - this gives teachers the opportunity to give each child a maximum of personal attention, practice a personal approach.

In general, at the advanced level (increased complexity), you can study 24 subjects to choose from, of which students form a personal curriculum.

Please note: the school does not provide an additional course of English for foreigners - before entering, make sure that the child's level of knowledge meets school requirements, will be sufficient for the full mastery of the program. As a basic introductory requirement, the school uses the results of the SSAT test, documents are accepted until January 15 (for admission in September of the same year).

Events Westminster School USA

Extra-curricular electives and entertainments are offered to students daily, often after lunch and the end of the basic academic lessons. On the campus there are more than 16 sports clubs, more than 45 circles and studios for interests, social and charitable projects are organized, you can take part in the volunteers program, teach and tutoring at a local school for junior and middle-class children. You can master choreography or music, journalism or different genres of photography, visit language clubs or literary circle, play in a local theater studio - the options are practically unlimited!

Athletics can be mentioned among the most popular sports, but other sports (football, baseball, running, squash, tennis, hockey, basketball, swimming, general fitness) are available for students almost all the year round.

Equipment Westminster School USA

The total campus area reaches 20 hectares (more than 200 acres) - a picturesque green, hilly terrain. The school is particularly proud of its sports infrastructure:

  • 14 tennis courts;
  • Synthetic track for running and track and field athletics;
  • Basketball courts;
  • Fields for softball and baseball;
  • Aquatic Center with 2 pools;
  • Health center;
  • Fitness center and gyms;
  • Hockey rink;
  • Squash courts.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Study according to the program;
  • Accommodation and meals;
  • Study guides, books and materials;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Supporting the English language course (if necessary);
  • The program of leisure, recreation and entertainment.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Visa fees and services, translation, certification and delivery of documents;
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy);
  • Round trip air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Accident insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

As a basic introductory requirement, the school uses the results of the SSAT test, documents are accepted until January 15 (for entry in September of the same year).

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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