Founded in 1996 by six couples from five different churches, Westminster Academy had its first community wide meeting on November 9, 1995 with guest speaker, Marlin Detweiler. He is the founder and publisher of Veritas Press, formerly with the Geneva School in Orlando, and was starting Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA. In January 1996 Douglas Wilson, founder of Logos School came and spoke to the group. Our educational philosophy has its roots in his work, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning. 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
School enrollment at 57 students
Westminster Academy hosts 5th Annual ACCS Conference
Ted Trainor is hired as Westminster’s first headmaster
First senior class of seven graduates from Westminster Academy
Michal Avila is first Valedictorian
Two National Merit Finalists, One Commended Scholar
Added an additional section of kindergarten and first grades.
Goal set to grow to two sections in each grade level (kindergarten through grade 12).
Westminster Academy hosts national ACCS at the Cook Convention Center – 600 + attend.
One National Merit Finalist, One Commended Scholar
Mock Trial finishes 6th in the state of Tennessee
Enrollment enters 2002 year at 225
Westminster Academy hosts ACCS sponsored Teacher Training conference.
Decision by board to move to Ridgeway Baptist Church in anticipation of continued growth.
One National Merit Commended Scholar
Moves to Ridgeway Baptist Church
Initiates Strategic Plan
Dr. Michael L. Johnson named Head of School
Mock Trial goes to State Competition
One National Merit Finalist, Two Commended Scholars
Hosts national CiRCE Conference at CBU
Two National Merit Finalists, Three Commended Scholars