Why Choose an All-Girls' School?
Before students come here, they often ask this question. Once they're here, the answer is obvious.
"Why a Family Should Consider an All-Girls' School" produced by AdmissionsQuest, is a resource for families & students asking questions and researching boarding schools. Westover's Head of School Ann Pollina answers your questions.
An all-girls' school emphasizes substance over superficialities and promotes a more focused, more challenging education at a level that simply can't be achieved within a co-ed environment.
Westover provides a cooperative, community environment where young women have freedom to grow, to truly be themselves and to keep their priorities focused on what they think, rather than what they wear. They enjoy speaking up rather than dumbing down. They feel free to make mistakes and to try new things rather than to stick to sure things. Westover girls feel comfortable leading rather than following.
This special freedom enables young women to experience an exceptionally enriching evolution of self, and to develop greater self-actualization, self-motivation, self-reliance, and self-confidence - without the usual self-consciousness.
Westover Girls graduate and go on to attend colleges and universities where they acclimate easily precisely because of the solid sense of self and self-worth they gained here. They're better equipped to make decisions for themselves and their future, and to develop meaningful connections with teachers, peers, and the greater community.