We are delighted that you are interested in applying to Westminster School. The Admissions Committee will consider all candidates who have completed the necessary steps by January 15th of the year in which you wish to enroll. In addition to success in your current classes, we are looking for students who demonstrate “Grit & Grace” and who embody our core values: community, character, balance and involvement.

Click each section below for further details.

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1: Submit Online Inquiry

    Completing an online inquiry generates an email, giving you a username and the ability to create a password for your personalized admission portal, from which you can access and check the status of your online application.

  • Step 2: Schedule a Tour & Interview

    • A visit to Westminster's campus is an essential part of the application process. Your visit includes a personal tour with a student guide followed by an interview with a member of the Admission committee. However, if circumstances prevent your traveling to campus, a Skype or phone interview can be arranged.
    • To schedule your tour and interview, please call the Office of Admissions at (860) 408-3060.
    • Visits are available Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays at the following times:
  • Step 3: Complete the Application

    Candidates for admission to Westminster should apply online using the Standard Application Online or Gateway to Prep Schools application. The completed application is due by January 15 to ensure a March 10 decision and is comprised of the following:
            • Biographic Information
            • Application Fee - ($75 Domestic, $150 International)
            • Standardized Tests
            • Graded Writing Sample
            • Student Essays/Candidate Statement
            • Parent Statement
            • Recommendations – submitted online by current teachers
              School Administrator Recommendation – required
              English Teacher Recommendation – required
              Math Teacher Recommendation – required
              Personal Recommendation – optional
              Special Interest Recommendation – optional
            • Transcript – submitted directly by school (including current Fall term or semester grades)

    SAO          Gateway

                Applicants for admission should choose one of the application methods listed above. This choice has no bearing on acceptance rates.

  • Important Dates & Deadlines

    • Open House: October 5th & November 7th
      -- Call to sign up: (860) 408-3060
    • Application for Admission: January 15th
    • Admission Decision Notification: March 10th
    • Revisit Days: Friday, 3/30, Tuesday, 4/3, and Friday, 4/6
      -- Second visits for accepted students only
    • Candidate Reply Deadline: April 10th
    • First Look for 2018 Enrollment: May 17th
      -- Call to sign up: (860) 408-3060
  • Sign up for Standard Testing

    Westminster School requires the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) for all applicants entering the Third and Fourth Forms (9th and 10th grades). Westminster’s SSAT code is 8134. October, November, December and January are the preferred test dates for the SSAT; please be aware of registration deadlines and register well ahead for your test date and site.
    Westminster requires the PSAT, SAT or ACT for those entering the Fifth or Sixth Forms (11th, 12th grade or postgraduate year).
    For applicants whose first language is not English, Westminster requires the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    Westminster’s TOEFL code is 8486.

    Secondary School Admission Test: SSAT www.ssat.org
    Westminster requires the SSAT for applicants for the third and fourth forms (ninth and tenth grades). The SSAT Web site offers information for test registration, test sites, etc.
    College Board Testing PSAT and SAT www.collegeboard.com
    Westminster requires PSAT or SAT testing for applicants for the fifth form (eleventh grade) or postgraduate year. This Web Site offers information for test registration, sites, and other links.
    Test of English as a Foreign Language: TOEFL www.ets.org/TOEFL
    Along with the SSAT, PSAT or SAT, Westminster requires the TOEFL for all international applicants who have English as their second language. The TOEFL Web site offers information for test registration, sites and test preparation.
  • Financial Aid

    Applicants seeking financial aid must complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) online at sssbynais.org/parents. Please see the Financial Aid section of our web site for more information.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please call our Admissions Office at (860) 408-3060.
Westminster School reaffirms its long-standing nondiscriminatory policy and admits students of any race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Westminster. Westminster does not discriminate in its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Westminster School

995 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-3000
Westminster School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and Postgraduate, located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The suburban New England campus is midway between New York City and Boston. 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 origin, ancestry and/or disability.

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