Westminster means opportunity.
You won't find another school like Westminster.
Our students are insatiably curious and tirelessly innovative. In response, our faculty–91 percent of whom have graduate degrees–reinvent courses, reimagine classrooms, and redefine paradigms. Westminster is a place where students can test their scientific theories, stretch their athletic abilities, explore the creative spark inside, and more. We're not surprised when our alums become distinguished photographers, environmental advocates, professional athletes, renowned actors, and state Supreme Court judges. That's because their classroom isn't only our 180-acre campus. It's the world. A Westminster education is the investment of a lifetime.
|Pre-First through Fifth Grade||$26,370|
|Sixth through Twelfth Grade||$30,330|
Tuition and fees include lunch, academic activity fees for all students, and technology resources. Students in pre-first through second grade have the use of iPads, while students in grades three through twelve use MacBooks. Book fees also include any software licensing fees for specific courses. While included for Lower School students, books typically average $400 to $500 for Middle School students and $700 to $850 for Upper School students.
Westminster is committed to providing bright, motivated, curious students with an unparalleled education regardless of their ability to pay. More than $5 million is awarded each year to families with demonstrated need.
Families must apply annually for financial aid directly through The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) website.
Westminster families may access the financial aid resource page in Wildcat Web to learn more. Applications for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year will be available in fall 2019.
Any parent interested in applying for financial aid should indicate this on their online application. Our admissions application process is need-blind, therefore the Admissions Committee will never know who is applying for or is in need of financial aid to attend Westminster.
As you complete the family information portion of the online application, answer "yes" to the question, "Do you plan to apply for financial aid?"
A list of all required documents required by SSS can be found in the 2019-20 Parent Guide to Financial Aid. All documents must be uploaded to the SSS site along with your completed application.
Please note that the Admissions Office is unable to accept any financial aid documents directly. All required documents should be uploaded directly to the SSS website. The Admissions Office cannot fax or upload on behalf of the applicant.
The deadline for completing the application is February 1, 2019 for non-Westminster families and November 30, 2018 for current Westminster families.
Please read the 2019-20 Parent Guide to Financial Aid prior to submitting your application.
- Should my family apply for financial aid?
- How many students receive financial aid?
- Does Westminster offer scholarships?
- Will my award automatically renew the next year?
- How will my child's experience be different if we accept an award?
- What if I am divorced or unmarried?
Westminster believes that a family’s contribution to education is based on the family’s ability to pay rather than each parent’s willingness to pay. In keeping with the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid, the School considers tuition the responsibility of both parents. Accordingly, both parents must complete a Financial Aid application and provide required documents. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis depending on several factors. For students in the Admissions process, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out if you qualify for such an exception. In cases where applications are completed by non-married parents, information is kept separate and confidential and will never be shared by the School with the other parent.
The Westminster Difference
print and electronic books in three libraries
championships and 74 athletic teams
of faculty with graduate degrees
awarded in financial aid
miles traveled during JanTerm
varieties of bread for four panini machines