Founded in 1967, Westchester is the only Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 non-sectarian independent school in High Point, and is the oldest in the Piedmont Triad.
A small group of parents who wanted to provide their children with the best possible education established Westchester Academy in 1967. Through a generous donation of land, the school is located on a beautiful 53-acre country setting to the west of downtown High Point in the Willow Creek community.
- New construction for 1992-93 included an entranceway and driveway and Lower School classrooms and offices.
- A building housing a library and additional classroom space was completed at the beginning of the 1994-95 school year.
- The old library was converted into a double computer room and two classrooms. A cafetorium and six additional classrooms opened during the 1996-97 school year.
- A second gymnasium/classroom building with additional parking and three new playing fields was completed in January 2000.
- In the spring of 2008, lights, permanent seating, and field upgrades were added to the baseball and soccer fields complex.
- A technology lab also was added to the Finch Center for Academic Excellence. Permanent seating was added to Kennedy Soccer Field in the fall of 2011.
- The Rives Hall performance area underwent significant upgrades and a cross country course was completed on campus in the summer of 2012.
- Westchester welcomed its first Pre-Kindergarten class in the fall of 2012. In January 2015, the baseball facilities were named as the David F.
- Couch Baseball Complex and a one-to-one Chromebook technology initiative for grades 5-12 was initiated.
- During the 2017-2018 academic year, Westchester celebrated its 50th anniversary with special events.
- The Westchester Forward capital campaign was announced in early 2018; it will provide for new facilities and campus improvements, double the endowment, eliminate all existing debt, and provide funds for security upgrades, technology enhancements, and ongoing capital improvements