A Well-Lit Path: A Blog from Westtown School

Lynette Assarsson

Lynette Assarsson is Associate Director of Communication at Westtown School. Her responsibilities include writing and managing content for the website, writing and editing school communications, and managing social media. She is the managing editor and writer for the school magazine, The Westonian. She received her B.A. from Earlham College, and earned diplomas from Estudio Sampere in Madrid, Spain, and Programas Americanos en Segovia, Spain. Both of her daughters attended Westtown School, and her eldest was a “lifer” who boarded for two years, graduating in 2014. Lynette is passionate about travel and exploring the world, reading (which she considers another form of travel), and writing.

Recent Posts

Common Myths About Boarding Schools

Posted by Lynette Assarsson on September 30, 2015



The Top Six Myths About Boarding Schools

 
There are common misconceptions about boarding schools. Movie depictions of boarding schools might lead you to believe that they are havens for rich kids who misbehave, are full of uniformed-clad elitists, or are homes for wizards. These notions are far from the reality. Let’s dispel the most common myths about boarding schools:

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Topics: How to Pick the Best Independent School in Philly

Rest, Relaxation, and Reading: There is still time for more this summer!

Posted by Lynette Assarsson on August 14, 2015


Whether we’re in a hammock, on a boat, in a beach chair, or on the back porch swing, a book is often our blog_sz_book-634135-editedsummertime companion. Summer is the time to catch up on literary treasures and, of course, our guilty reading pleasures.

Teachers and school staff especially relish time to read books that are not job related. We asked the faculty and staff at Westtown School for some of their favorites.

Here’s what they said:

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Topics: Westtown Picks