ARTS, ATHLETICS & EXTRACURRICUL ARS AT W E STOVER SCHOOL
from the westover motto series: to think. to do. to be.
Westover offers a breadth of programs in the athletics and the arts and a range of extracurricular activities for all girls to discover and explore their passions. Our size allows us the flexibility to accommodate all interests and talents. Students have the time to participate in arts, athletics, and activities, and as a result, try everything, from squash and canoeing to social activism and singing. Novices and experienced athletes can achieve their personal best, competing in interscholastic sports or participating in personal fitness classes. Girls benefit from Westover’s close proximity to New York City, Boston, and Yale University in New Haven, increasing opportunities for learning and playing outside of the classroom, while fun, weekly co-ed events provide an answer to the common “What about boys?” question. arts & extracurricul ars signature programs MSM (Manhattan School of Music): As participants in this joint program between Westover and Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division, talented musicians and vocalists have the opportunity to study at one of the country’s top music schools. SOMSI (Sonja Osborn Museum Studies Internship): A trimester-long student internship at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT. For signature programs in other areas of study, visit westoverschool.org/ signatureprograms.
other special offerings Students can choose a performance arts emphasis in dance, drama, visual arts, or voice. Advanced Placement arts offerings include: AP Art History, AP Music Theory, AP Studio Art: Drawing, and AP Studio Art: Two-Dimensional Design/Photography.
recent trips Boston’s Freedom Trail Fairfield/Brown Field Hockey Game Lincoln Center The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Museum of Modern Art Sacred Heart Volleyball Games Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Yale Center for British Art Yale Squash Matches
arts & athletics highlights
In the first two years of Westover’s swimming program, seven girls qualified for the New England Championships.
In 2010, Westover’s varsity cross-country team earned 2nd place in the Division III New England Championship, with two All-New England runners.
Westover consistently ranks among the top Scholastic Art Award winners on the state level and receives national recognition roughly once every two years, far above the average of once every 10 years.
“Since 1909, Westover has remained true to its motto: Cogitare, Agere, Esse. ‘To think, to do, to be’ is more than a catchphrase. Westover develops young women who will be prepared to think their way through problems, to take action, and to make a difference with their lives.”
— ann pollina, head of school
sampling of athletics, clubs & extracurricul ars Athletic Offerings Interscholastic Teams Basketball Cross-Country Field Hockey Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Squash Swimming Tennis Volleyball Non-traditional Teams Dance Ensemble: ballet, hip-hop, jazz & modern The Outdoor Program: camping, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, spelunking & trail w
Other Athletics Dance Fitness & Weight Training Rock Climbing Snowboarding & Skiing Tennis Yoga Clubs Amnesty International Cinematography Club Environmental Action French and Spanish Clubs Jewish Student Association Land for Peace Peer Support Steinbeck Club Ultimate Frisbee WALSA (Westover’s African American and Latina Student Association)
Women’s World Initiative
Extracurriculars A Cappella Singing Groups Coagess (Westover’s yearbook committee)
Community Service Gospel Choir Handbell Ensembles Heads of School The Lantern (Westover’s art & literary magazine)
The Wick (Westover’s school newspaper)
Recent Co-ed Events Activities with our Brother Schools (Avon Old Farms, Salisbury, South Kent, and Trinity-Pawling): All-Schools Prom Corn Maze Dances Karaoke Nights Movie Nights Prep School Days at Six Flags Rock ’n’ Bowl Events
alumnae accomplishments in the arts Coriana Close ’02 is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Memphis. Her first show, “Hyper Descent,” opened at the Jones Hall Gallery in Memphis in 2011.
In between teaching voice lessons at Westover and Chase Collegiate School, Marissa Famiglietti Apland ’00 has paired with singer Michael Amante for a series of concerts, “From Pavarotti to Broadway,” featuring songs from opera, Broadway, jazz, and pop.
In 2010, Elise Drew ’03 joined the renowned José Limón Dance Company, premiering at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in Manhattan. The company has since performed at a monthlong residency at Skidmore College and a five-week tour through Mexico.
For additional alumnae accomplishments, visit westoverschool.org/alumnae.
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cogitare, agere, esse—to think, to do, to be Look for the third in our series: “To Be: Character Development and Leadership at Westover School.”
Published on Nov 21, 2011