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One Schoolhouse

In 2009 Westover was one of four all-girls schools to establish the Online School for Girls (OSG), the first ever consortium offering online education exclusively for girls. In recent years, the programming in OSG has changed and grown, and it is now a division of One Schoolhouse (OS).

In addition to courses offered on the Westover campus, a student may consider applying to take a course through OS. Westover's academic departments select and approve courses each spring. Westover students have recently taken courses in AP Macroeconomics, Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations, AP Psychology, AP US Government & Politics, and AP Comparative Government & Politics. These courses do not fulfill Westover's graduation requirements.

OSG teachers use personalized learning, collaborative work, connection of subject matter to other subjects and to real world applications, writing skills, and creative classroom methods to engage students.

Program Director: Kathryn Albee


Westover established the Sonja Osborn Museum Studies Internship to enable a junior or senior to broaden and enrich her dedication to Art History through practical experience in museum work.

The internship consists of a ten-week program that the student develops with Westover's Art History teacher Ali Hildebrand and Hill-Stead staff members.

For the first eight weeks, the student spends six hours a week at Hill-Stead, where she participates in meetings, assists educational programs, and works in collection management, research, or conservation. During the final two weeks of the program, the intern works on a project that investigates the historical ties between Hill-Stead and Westover.

Program Director: Ali Hildebrand

Manhattan School of Music

The precollege division of Manhattan School of Music is a full-day music program for 30 Saturdays between September and May. Students are admitted by audition only, and once accepted are entitled to a full day of music classes.

There are currently about 400 students enrolled in the Precollege Division, with more than 130 faculty members.
Students attending the Precollege Division must study with a Precollege Division Faculty Member exclusively. The Precollege Division is not for beginning students on any instrument.

For more information about the program, including tuition, please visit: Manhattan School of Music precollege program.

Program Director: Bob Havery