Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community, If you attended Convocation, you likely heard me say, “… this is not your average school year. It is true that we certainly face specific challenges with the current conditions and the myriad of issues consistent with any school year. Still, this year is anything but typical – it is our golden birthday. We look forward to celebrating together!” The first week began with a bang and ended with a family celebration at our football tailgate – it was a great night to be on the west campus. If you missed it, our theme for the year is Rooted...

Dear WA Community, As a Kentuckian, the first week in May holds a special place in my heart as the first Saturday contains the most exciting two minutes in sports, sometimes called the “run for the roses.” By this point, you likely know that I am talking about the Kentucky Derby. While the derby represents much of my home culture, I am keen on the early part of May for another reason—teacher appreciation week. My children benefited from a bevy of dedicated Christian teachers over the years. They are better people because of those influences. As a parent, I want to say...

Dear WA Community, Westminster Academy fully embraces the 16,000 hours that a student spends in school. It is within that space of time that we seek to develop each student spiritually, socially, and academically. Each of those hours is important. As you can imagine, what occurs in those hours differs dramatically depending on the student’s age. With that in mind, we are excited to announce a new, distinct academic division in our school—the Purposeful Rigorous Experiential Program, or PREP. Beginning next fall, Westminster Academy will shift from two academic divisions—Lower School and Upper School—to three. Each division will be led by a...

Dear WA Community, Since 1971, the formation of a biblical worldview has been at the heart of Westminster Academy’s mission. It is the aim of our 16,000 hours. A fundamental element of worldview is a right understanding of the nature of God and man. To be clear, that foundation is not determined by populism, media, or the whim of the current age. It rests, rather, on the Scripture. Matthew 25 contains three different parables, all describing the Kingdom of God. The Parable of the Talents correlates with our mission. First, this parable is primarily about the Master. We learn about his nature...

Dear WA Community, At Westminster Academy, we seek to build partnerships with like-minded families—those that profess Christ, value excellence, and embrace community. The process of identification and selection of mission-appropriate students and families is integral to enrollment. Likewise, enrollment, admission of new families, and retention of current students are the lifeblood of any private school. Being devoted to Christ and dedicated to excellence is not just a tagline but also the place where our school and families meet. It serves as the plumb line. Enrollment is really a year-round activity, but it begins in earnest each January with opening registration for our...