Academics

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,...

This week our 6th through 8th-grade students competed in our annual spelling bee. Seventh-grade student, Olivia Faber, won the bee and will represent Westminster Academy at the Miami Herald/Scripps National Spelling Bee for Broward County next year. Nicholas Sirois (also in 7th grade) was the runner-up, followed by 8th-grade student Daniel Pucé. Last month, we held our 4th and 5th-grade spelling bee. The students were well-prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 13 rounds and 147 words of intense competition, Siri Deenah won the spelling bee. Siri will represent Westminster Academy in the Miami Herald/Scripps National Spelling Bee for...

The fourth and fifth-grade classes have been working hard on this year’s Science Fair projects. Each student did individual experiments as they displayed their knowledge of the Scientific Method. The fourth-grade winning projects were selected with the help of the National Honor Society. The fifth-grade students presented their projects before two judges on Monday, April 26. The judges were very impressed by all of the hard work, scientific thought, and creative display boards, making their job of deciding the top three very difficult. A special thank you to all of our judges: Mrs. Scasserra, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Leonard, and our...