FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Westminster Academy accredited?
Westminster is a charter member of and accredited by the Association of Classical Christian Schools.
Do all of your teachers profess Christ?
Yes, all of our teachers profess Christ. Each has given his personal testimony of faith to the Board of Directors and adheres to our historic Protestant statement of faith. See Statement of Faith
What is the average class size?
The average class size is around 14 students; the maximum class size will be 16 students in grades K - 6 and 18 in grades 7 –12.
Is there an entrance exam?
Students beyond the first grade are either given the Math and Reading sections of the Stanford Achievement Test or must provide results of comparable standardized tests to determine placement. In addition, students may be asked to complete “assignments” during a school visit to help assess their abilities. See Application Procedures
Can my child begin at Westminster in any grade?
Because of our unique educational philosophy and curriculum, there are better grades to enter. Grades K – 4 and 7 – 8 are easier transitions than other grades; however, the latter grades require summer school prior to the beginning of the fall semester. We would encourage families to consult with the head of school on an individual basis.
What kinds of extra-curricular activities are offered?
Westminster offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including yearbook staff, chess club, youth legislature, knowledge bowl, literary magazine staff, student council, mock trial, drama.
Does Westminter have a sports program?
Westminster offers a girl’s and boy’s varsity basketball, cross country, boy’s varsity soccer, girl’s and boy’s junior varsity basketball, girl’s varsity and junior varsity volleyball, and elementary basketball and soccer.
Is there a music program?
Yes, there is a required class for students in K – 6th grades. In addition, there is a "select" choir for middle school students and a select Upper School choir was added in 2004-2005. Music appreciation/theory is taught in the Upper School. In coming years, the music program will continue to expand. (see Westminster Music)