Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community, I much prefer this modern world with all of its conveniences, as opposed to, say the middle ages. Yet, another event this week reminds us anew about the majesty and the profound impact of ancient Christianity. Maybe you missed it. In response to the flames that engulfed Notre Dame, ordinary people gathered and began singing hymns. Currently, others are pledging their fortunes to rebuild that magnificent cathedral. It should not be lost on us that in the face of trial, people often turn heavenward and look toward our Maker. One headline and photo focused on how in the...

Dear WA Community, This year, our faculty and staff have been studying Romans 12:1-2 together. Texts regarding the importance of worldview often include this passage. As worldview formation is integral to the mission of Christian education, these verses are both significant and instructive to us at WA. After taking a look at these verses again this morning, I unpacked the basics of worldview and its importance with our parents during One Cup. Studying these verses together affords us the opportunity to experience the rich depth of scripture. On one hand, we see the wonder of the gospel—God’s mercy leads to transformed lives....

Dear WA Community, In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a parable about three servants entrusted with talents. Because two of them invested their talents and increased their value, they were commended. 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.” We capture both of these ideas in our conversation about the 16,000-hour proposition—the amount of time a student spends in school. This is why Westminster Academy exists. It is both a place of preparation and a venue for talent investment. Recently,...

Dear WA Community, We began this week looking forward to several opportunities to gather as a community. It is rare that in a span of a few days we would celebrate an inaugural home game of a new school sport, revel in the consecutive championships of another, and give an account of our service as an institution in a public forum. But, that we did. As I stand on the concluding side of this lineup, I marvel at God’s blessings on WA. On Monday night, we watched Chase Lalonde walk to center field for the ceremonial ball drop of our first lacrosse...

Dear WA Community, I pray you enjoyed spring break. For some, the week offered a bit of rest; and for others, it was a time to get some stuff done. Regardless of how your week went, the passing of spring break signals the turn for home. There is still a ton of the race left and more to accomplish. Among other things, such as welcoming my first grandson into the world, last week afforded me an opportunity to reflect on our recent successes: A record-setting auction, which not only helps mightily with our annual fund goal but also provides funding for the...