The History of Westminster Academy…
Founded in 1996 by six couples from five different churches. Had its first community wide meeting on November 9, 1995 with guest speaker and founder of Logos school, Douglas Wilson. We base our educational philosophy on his work, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning (Crossway Books). His work was inspired by C.S. Lewis contemporary Dorothy Sayers who wrote an essay in the 1950’s promoting the recovery of the medieval trivium for use in schooling.
Westminster Academy met the rigorous standards for accreditation by the Association of Classical Christian Schools in 2002.
School opens with 46 students in grades kindergarten through ninth
Ted Trainor is hired as first headmaster
First senior class of seven were graduated from Westminster Academy
Michael Avila is first Valedictorian
Two National Merit Finalists , Westminster Academy’s first – Tim Frazier and Laura Kemp
Added an additional section of kindergarten and first grades.
Goal set to grow to two sections in each grade level (k-12).
Varsity Basketball claims season ending tournament championship.
Westminster Academy hosts national Association of Classical Christian Schools at the Cook Convention Center – 600 + attend.
Mock Trial finishes 6th in the state of Tennessee
Mock Legislature and Chess Team finish “successful” seasons
Cross Country added
Varsity Soccer finishes 2nd
Enrollment breaks 200 and enters 2002 year at 225
Westminster Academy hosts Association of Classical Christian Schools sponsored Teacher Training conference.
Decision by board to move to Ridgeway Baptist Church in anticipation of continued growth.