Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community, It has been quite a year! In spite of “shelter in place,” it has been a great year for our school community. Teachers Got Talent kicked off the year in a fun way. The varsity football team went 9–1 in the regular season as they made it into the FHSAA State Playoffs for the first time since 2001. We honored our World Series Champion, Michael A. Taylor ’09, by retiring his jersey, #3. Our choir once again performed at Disney’s Candlelight Processional and these events are just a few from a long list of accomplishments. In fact, we devoted this...

Dear WA Community, Typically this time of year our attention turns toward our seniors as their time as Westminster Academy students draws to a close. Each class tends to develop its own description and collective reputation. In that regard, the Class of 2020 was no different. However, the character established and earned over the years gave way to a unique moniker—The Quarantine Class. That is not to take away anything from their impressive individual and collective accomplishments, but the reality of these particular circumstances is rather overwhelming. Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. We have all witnessed it during the...

Dear WA Community, In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he reminds us that we “are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Some of the beauty we see in God's artisanship is how He builds community, calling us to hold each other up. There is a group of people at WA that takes that calling very seriously. Since this week is Volunteer Appreciation Week, it seems only appropriate that we honor their gift of time, talent, and treasure to Westminster Academy. We are so grateful for the leadership of the...

Dear WA Community, I’ve been doing a lot of walking, so much that I believe our dog, Gibbs, sees my purpose on this earth as his personal escort. Walking is a good thing—it offers exercise, a chance for Carol and I to connect, or an opportunity to enjoy some music or a podcast. I’ve really been enjoying Tim Keller’s Gospel in Life. Sometimes the walking is in silence and is a time for reflecting and thinking. This morning, I was walking with Gibbs only, which meant it was a time for thinking, not talking. The dog is a poor conversationalist, and it...

It seems appropriate on Holy Week that we begin a devotional series. A member of our staff or faculty will be sharing with you each week. Mr. Satterly will start us off by reflecting on Matthew 21. As our hearts draw near to Easter, we pray you will find time to reflect on the power and majesty of Jesus and the wonder of what He has done. In these uncertain times, it seems only appropriate to reflect on our Savior’s words, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have...