Westover is an independent boarding and day high school. Here, a wide range of opportunities are offered that will provoke thought, spur discussion, and help build skills and expertise. Innovative programs such as WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), IIG (Invest in Girls) and our Independent Senior Projects will allow students to pursue specific interests while preparing for college (and beyond). Our visual and performing arts programs offer students the opportunity to study and share their work. And our enduring commitment to social justice and community engagement comes to life through the many activities sponsored by the Rasin Center for Global Justice.
1. The Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Program was developed in the early 1990’s in collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with the goal of encouraging more young women to pursue careers in Computer Science and Engineering fields. It is a fully-fledged four-year STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] curriculum that gives our students the ability to specialize as upperclassmen. Unlike other STEM programs, it collaborates with our Science and Math departments but is separate and stands alone. WISE includes full-credit courses that lead students from entry level to advanced electives and encourages students to explore topics they might otherwise never know exist.
2. Westover students come from many states and countries including: New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, China, Mexico, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Congo, Turkmenistan, Germany, Morocco, Moldova, Brazil, Kenya, Canada, Uganda & Ghana.