Academics

As we begin the second half of the school year, we would like to share an update regarding school leadership. Effective as of January 1, Dr. Ron Farrar has been promoted to the position of Assistant Headmaster in addition to his role as Upper School Principal. As we pursue mission priorities and goals and invest in the professional development of our leaders, this is an appropriate next step for Dr. Farrar and aligns with his gifts and calling. This role will expand his influence while leading the academic teams to ensure Westminster Academy maintains its position as the leading provider of...

In November, fifteen students in grades 6-8 competed in our annual spelling bee. After studying a list of over 400 words, eighth-grade student, Olivia Faber, won the bee with the championship word “undine”. Olivia will go on to represent WA virtually at the regional qualifiers on February 23. Congratulations to Nicholas Sirois (8th-grade) who earned 2nd place, and Rebekah Cochrane (8th-grade) who came in 3rd.  ...

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...

Last week Westminster Academy Latin students attended the 73rd Florida Junior Classical League State Latin Forum held April 7–9, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort and Convention Center. Our students competed with over 900 students representing 38 schools throughout Florida. Congratulations to the following students for receiving awards and representing Westminster Academy well: Ellisa Kim—4th place, Drawings Creative Project Miranda Arias—3rd place, Derivatives Level II Test & 6th place, Vocabulary Level II Test Lucy Clemens—6th place, History of the Empire Level II & 9th place, History of the Monarchy and Republic Level II Mia Harms—6th place, Creative Project Solo Costumes &...

This semester our high students have multiple opportunities to hear from a variety of professionals in the classroom setting. They are hearing stories from a wide variety of industries that all share a common theme of requiring honesty and integrity. We are grateful for their willingness to share their time with our students to make an impact in their lives. January 11—Gerry Cahill, former CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines January 11—Carol Satterly, Registered Nurse, Nursing Instructor at Western Governors University January 12—Hector Picard, Motivational Speaker, Spokesperson, and Para-Athlete January 18—George Barbar, Senior Managing Director at Mesirow January 20—Dr. Elijah Obiero,...