Author: Blake Matthews

​​Dear WA Community,  Every summer the school’s leadership team develops five or six annual goals which are in turn approved by the school board. These goals help set priorities, drive action, and provide short-term performance indicators. They are couched within our strategic plan and are impacted by survey results and industry benchmarks. One of our goals this year simply reads—“invest in faculty.” To be fair, this goal has four clarifying and accompanying bullet points. The first is related to compensation and the second is regarding faculty training, namely worldview development. Recently we implemented a phased initiative to offer the highest compensation...

At Westminster Academy, it is our goal to instill a desire for lifelong learning within each student. We also model that through our faculty and staff with professional development and continuing education. With that in mind, we would like to congratulate our headmaster, Dr. Joel Satterly, for completing the Doctor of Ministry program through Knox Theological Seminary—a journey that began during the pandemic and was completed in 20 months. Dr. Satterly also holds two master’s degrees—Master of Education and Master of Business Administration. His dissertation, “Constructing an Effective Biblical Worldview: The Significance of the Christian Day School,” was the basis...

In the February eNews, we announced that this year’s commencement speaker will be Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. We are excited that he and his wife, WA alumna, Class of 1979, Mary (Kahler) Mohler, will be joining us. Dr. Mohler serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. He has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. A Florida native, Dr. Mohler was...

When we launched our 50th Anniversary with the Celebration Weekend in the fall, we opened the time capsule from 1996 during a special chapel. This spring, following our National Day of Prayer Chapel, we prayed for the future students, our current student body, and those who will follow. Then students filled a time capsule which will be opened in 2031, with new memorabilia. “It was quite memorable to be a part of the 25 year time capsule as a student, and then to be involved again for the 50 year as faculty. Reading my second grade essay from 1996, then standing...

As we approach the end of the school year, we are excited to share that we have several student-athletes extending their seasons! Varsity Softball won Districts for the second consecutive year—defeating Highlands Christian in the semifinals 15–0 and Miami Country Day in the Finals 17–0. They recently won the Regional Quarterfinal game to advance to the Regional Semifinals. Varsity Baseball also won Districts for the second consecutive year. They defeated The Sagemont School in a 6–2 battle and then defeated Sagemont again and more decisively in the Regional Quarterfinals 14–4 and will play in the Regional Semifinals on Saturday, May 14. Four members...