About Westminster

A Challenging College-preparatory Experience

Westminster School, in Simsbury, Connecticut, enjoys a reputation as one of the finest college-preparatory schools, and certainly one of the very top small boarding schools, in the country. The challenging academic program, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, prepares boys and girls in grades 9-12 and postgraduate for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit.

Westminster School is a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 401 students (75% boarding, 25% day students) from across the country and around the world. Nearly one third of the students receive financial aid from the $5.68 million awarded each year.

Westminster School, on its 200-acre north-central Connecticut campus, is a place where scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership thrive. Set in a small New England town north of Hartford, Westminster is walking distance from Simsbury's vibrant town center, is convenient to both New York City and Boston, and is just twenty minutes from Bradley International Airport.

Since its founding in 1888, Westminster School has been committed to a challenging, college-preparatory experience. Our core values - community, character, balance, involvement - and our commitment to excellence are the lifeblood of the School. Our motto – virtute et numine – by grit and grace – defines and distinguishes the experience, our community and our alumni.

As an independent, coeducational, secondary school, we demand high academic standards, participation in the arts and athletics, and a strong commitment to service for others. The unique combination of grit and grace is what makes Westminster people successful, on the Hill and beyond.

At a Glance

  • High school grades 9-12 and Postgraduate
  • 401 Students (co-ed)
  • Boarding and Day
  • Students from 22 states and 30 countries
  • 95 Faculty
  • Located in Simsbury, Connecticut
  • A New England town of 22,000 residents
  • New York City and Boston, Mass. are within 2 hours driving time
  • Bradley International Airport is 20 minutes away
  • Founded in 1888

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995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

P. (860) 408-3000
F. (860) 408 3001
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
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; and Westminster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered program.
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