About Us

Westminster Academy is a nationally recognized, accredited, college preparatory school with rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and award-winning fine arts. Since its founding by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy in 1971, Westminster Academy has been decidedly mission-driven, firmly committed to Christian scholarship, and keenly focused on kingdom impact for the glory of God. With these combined core convictions as a cornerstone, Westminster Academy serves Christian families in South Florida by educating and equipping their children to be exceptional thinkers, lifelong learners, and influential leaders with a biblical and scholarly perspective for college and beyond.

Our graduates have received extraordinary amounts of college scholarships—most recently, the 67 students of the Class of 2024 collectively received over $5.2 million in scholarship offers. Many go on to attend the top-tier universities in the nation, including the United States Military Service Academies, UNC at Chapel Hill, Covenant, Duke, University of Florida, Florida State University, Furman, Georgia Tech, Gordon, MIT, Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Wheaton, and Yale.

Students in PK2 through 12th grade are prayerfully immersed in a caring, Christ-centered setting in such a way that Westminster Academy becomes more than a school—it becomes a community. It is within this community that lessons are learned, life is lived, friendships are forged, and worldviews are formed. This all comes together to create a unique experience not found anywhere else—the Westminster Academy experience. View our 50th Anniversary Commemorative PawPrint, which shares our distinguished legacy and highlights God’s faithfulness to our school in our first five decades.


Our Mission

Westminster Academy is a Christ-centered, biblically-based college preparatory school dedicated to equipping covenant students to excel by using their gifts and talents for God’s glory.

Core Values

Mission Driven — An intentional focus on mission priorities determines action


Christian Scholarship — A challenging academic program in a learning community


Kingdom Impact — Our aim is for preparation to serve

Guiding Principles

Authentic relationships — The gospel frees us to engage one another as broken image-bearers


Excellence as our standard — Uncompromising pursuit of demonstrated performance


Extensive program — Westminster Academy is an educational institution committed to providing a superior experience that embraces academics, arts, athletics, and social elements


Integrity in practice — Our activity is marked by professionalism, exemplary service, and trustworthy operations


People matter — Students are our priority and a great staff delivers a great product

What do we believe?

Westminster Academy is an educational ministry of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. It gives instruction to children and youth from within a biblical framework as interpreted through the historic, orthodox creeds and doctrines of the Church. In particular, it views God, life, and scripture through that form of biblical interpretation presented by the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.

Who attends Westminster Academy?

Children from homes where parents have personally embraced Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who hold active membership in a local Christian church, and who are supported by a ministerial endorsement are eligible for enrollment. The student body is comprised of children from more than 150 Christian churches representing every major denomination.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 954.815.0131 or admissions@wa.edu to learn more about the Westminster Academy experience.

Accreditation & Memberships

Westminster Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Christian Schools of Florida, and The National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). Westminster Academy is also proud to be a member of the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA)—the only school in South Florida and one of 42 across the nation.

National Blue Ribbon School

The Westminster Academy Lower School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School based on the lower school’s exemplary high academic performance.