Author: Blake Matthews

​Dear WA Community, The new year often represents an opportunity to reset. Some capture this idea with “resolutions,” which, while well-intentioned, can tend to have a short shelf life. To wit, I don’t have access to the data, but I suspect that gym memberships and training sessions spike around the middle of January and are in full decline by March. If I’m honest, my own willpower to avoid chocolate can be fleeting. That isn’t to say that milestones such as January 1 aren’t useful, nor are resolutions in and of themselves a bad thing. It is just that all too often,...

​Dear WA Community,  One thing that marks the Christmas season is tradition. At our house, we have old family ornaments that must go on the tree, the making of spritz cookies, and the Christmas morning scripture reading. Our family reads John 1:1–18 as we consider the wonder and good news of Christmas—the gift of salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ. John writes that “the true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” In this way, the coming of the Christ fulfilled the promise in Isaiah 9:2, “the people living in darkness have seen a great light.”...

Re-enrollment for the 2023–24 school year is just around the corner. Next week, all currently enrolled families will receive an email with details about the re-enrollment process. The preferred enrollment window for our current families begins on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, the first day of the second semester, and concludes on January 31. Last year we had a 92% retention rate and high interest from new families, which resulted in waiting lists. Given the interest already expressed by new families, we are encouraging families to re-enroll as soon as possible because, on February 1, we will begin to admit new...

Several of our fine arts students will be performing at the state level. Congratulations to Maddie Settembrino and Kendall Shelton on being accepted into the 2023 All-State Choir! They will perform in Tampa at the 2023 Florida Music Education Association Professional Development Conference & All-State Concerts! Westminster Academy’s International Thespian Society Troupe 8570 had an amazing time at the District 7 Individual Event this past Saturday! Each member who competed scored either an Excellent or a Superior in one or more of their pieces for a total of seven superior events and eight excellent events! Superior is the highest rating available, which...

At Westminster Academy, we encourage the relentless pursuit of excellence in all things. This pursuit is marked with discipline, diligence, and resilience—whether in academics, the arts, or athletics. One mark of this commitment to excellence in athletics is continuing to play at the next level in college. This is especially so when a Division I or Division II institution offers an athletic scholarship and student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent. We are excited to share that three seniors have signed such letters in recent weeks: Congratulations to… Jaylen Carey as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball...