"Westminster School seeks curious and engaged students who want to grow and learn in a challenging and supportive environment. Students who are motivated to become their best selves both in and out of the classroom, taking advantage of the myriad of opportunities Westminster has to offer."
“At Westminster, we aspire to an extraordinarily ambitious commitment to secondary education, a commitment to nurture the participation of our diverse school community across our entire program — from academics, to studios and labs, gyms, fields and rink, and service to our Hartford community partners. Westminster students are inspired by opportunities to make a difference in all their endeavors.”
"Through gritty trial and error, Westminster students grow into independent learners who are curious, critical thinkers. With the support of faculty, students gain the skills to understand the world around them and enrich their communities at school and beyond."
"The visual and performing arts program at Westminster weaves the community together and nurtures the spirit of the Westminster campus. The arts at Westminster inspire students of all levels of experience from the very beginner to the advanced artist to practice the freedom of creative self-expression. Professional teachers guide students to work through the creative process from inception to the presentation, building a lifelong respect and appreciation for the arts."
Kerry Kendall Head of Visual and Performing Arts Department
"Athletic success at Westminster is measured not only by wins and losses, but through the bonds created between teammates and coaches, individual and team improvement, and personal growth. When students learn how to be competitors and how to cooperate with one another, they are better prepared to be citizens of the global world."
“Driven by a desire to serve young people and conscious of the opportunities for private schools to support a public purpose, Westminster School’s mission statement concludes with the call ‘to commit to a life of service beyond self.’ Westminster’s Hartford Partnership programs aim to deliver on that mission while making a direct impact on people and programs in Hartford.”
Patrick Owens Executive Director, Horizons at Westminster & Hartford Partnerships
“Involvement will be the key to your success at Westminster School. Get involved with the arts, try a sport you've never played, start your own club, run for student council. You will get out of this experience exactly what you put into it. Do these things early in your life — keep seeking more opportunities for growth.”
From the playing fields to the stage, Westminster students are active participants in an afternoon program that brings balance, enjoyment and competition to their lives. All Westminster students participate in an afternoon program during each term of the school year. The emphasis is on athletics; however, the afternoon commitment can include drama, stagecraft, dance, community service or another independent study project. The afternoon program is designed to encourage Westminster core values: community, character, balance and involvement. It's a great way to compete, to be physically active, to perform, to hone your skills or try something new, and to meet different groups of people.
Our sports and recreation facilities include 35 acres of playing fields, 14 tennis courts, a 400-meter synthetic track, eight international squash courts, an indoor hockey rink, two synthetic turf fields (one lighted), baseball and softball fields, basketball courts and a state-of-the-art aquatic center that includes an eight-lane, 25-yard swimming and diving pool, a well-equipped fitness room and our professionally staffed health center.
Fan Code of Conduct
Westminster School seeks to create a safe, enjoyable and comfortable experience for all sporting events on campus for all athletes, officials and fans. In order to successfully do so, Westminster School mandates that all guests, including students, adhere to these basic principles.
Respect and appreciate others who are attending
Disruptive or illegal behavior including foul language, obscene gestures or taunting, or throwing objects on the playing surface, will result in immediate removal from the event
Never display signs or use language that is offensive, discriminatory or threatening including on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, ability or sexual orientation
Conduct themselves in a manner that represents Westminster School with honor, dignity and respect
Refrain from entering the playing area at all times, including after the game
Thank you for adhering to these guidelines to ensure that we create a safe, enjoyable and comfortable experience at all of our athletic events
Call for information about game day changes: (860) 408-3085
New Third and Fourth Formers must sign up for a team activity (athletics, dramat, dance) for the Fall Term.
Elite Sports and Life Fitness is open to returning Fourth Formers and Fifth or Sixth Formers. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to Fifth and Sixth Formers. New Fourth Formers must be on an athletic team, dance or dramat during their first fall. Students may participate in this program for one term per year.
Team Manager is for Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Formers. New Third Formers are not permitted to manage, and new Fourth Formers are not permitted to manage during the fall term.
Independent Study Program (ISP) is available for Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Formers. New Fourth Formers are not permitted to apply for an ISP during the fall term. Not all applications are accepted. Athletic ISPs come with a two-season commitment to interscholastic participation (Elite Fitness and Life Fitness do not count).
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students In keeping with our support for a diverse community, Westminster abides by all applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, including race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national and ethnic origin, ancestry and/or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Westminster admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.