Campus Life

“While taking a break from studying for spring term exams in my freshman year, two of my friends and I decided to have a water balloon fight on the soccer field. when we were almost finished throwing huge balloons at each other, the sprinklers on the field turned on. We ran through the sprinklers while singing at the top of our lungs. It is honestly one my favorite memories from being at Westover." - Lauren '18

Westover is a place where girls have the desire and the opportunity to connect with each other, with the adults on campus, and the broader world around them. Our Campus Life program has been carefully designed to foster connection… allowing each girl to build a sense of self while she develops lifelong friendships and interests.

Families often ask about the weekends...what happens when school is not in session?

On Friday nights, girls can watch television with their dorm parent, take a shuttle to a nearby mall, walk to the nearby pizza restaurant, or just hang out with friends. Sometimes there are cultural programs on campus such as a musical performer or an artistic presentation.

On Saturday, after art classes and athletic games, students can attend social events held at Westover or other area schools, including boys' schools and co-ed schools.

The social events offered include dances, movie nights, and club or class-sponsored activities such as the Head's of School bonfire and Westover's yearly COLORES Festival.

Faculty and students alike all look forward to Sunday brunch; it is truly a spectacular treat, and a wonderful opportunity to take a break and enjoy each other’s company. While most students spend Sundays relaxing, studying, and preparing for the school week, there are often day trips to local shopping plazas, malls, and nearby cities.

Have a great idea for a trip or social event? Let the Director of Student Life, Sarah Mannella know or speak to your student social representatives and we will work to make it happen. Please feel free to drop by with questions or ideas.

8:1 student to faculty ratio allow for more on on one interaction

22% of our student body is drawn from countries around the world

1st and only Fair Trade certified school in Connecticut.

3000 hours of volunteer service are completed by students each year

Student Government

Heads of School

The student body is led by seven heads of school. Each head, who are all seniors, has specific responsibilities coordinating different areas of school life. Together they work with faculty administrators to maintain good community morale and quality of life.
The seven heads are as follows: First Head of School, Second Head of School, Third Head of School, First Head of the Athletic Association, Second Head of the Athletic Association, Day Student Head, and Head Proctor.


Proctors are Junior and Senior Dormitory Positions. These elected students are liaisons between the dorm parents and the students.
Proctors enforce rules, help with Check-In and help say Goodnights in the evenings as well as make themselves available to students who need someone to talk to or who need help with a problem, as proctors are trained in peer mediation.

Heads of School

Heads of School 2018-19

First Head: Bridget Gattinoni
Second Head: Elizabeth Cook
Third Head: Maya Kumar
Art Head: Dylan Norris
First Athletic Head: Xitlali Zuniga
Second Athletic Head: Maddie-Claire Norris
Day Head: Mia Giordano
Head Proctor: Kamille Howe

Proctors, West/Overs, Dorcas

Cecelia Beard
Jessica Gelfand
Elisa Ayala
Zoe Al-Tawiti
Cammie Hussey
Emily MacDonald
Whitney Hagen
International: Lialia Dia
Avery Pendleton
Teresa Shi

West Heads
First Head of Wests - Cara Khalifeh
Second Head of Wests - Annie Guo
Third Head of Wests - Kayla Surajnoth

Over Heads
First Head of Overs - Meaghan Bottino
Second Head of Overs - Mickey Shi
Third Head of Overs - Sarah Pino

First Head of Dorcas - Katie Sauter
Second Head of Dorcas - Julie Mariano
Third Head of Dorcas - Marianella Salinas