Headmaster Messages

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...

Dear WA Community, Westminster Academy is committed to delivering a high-quality, Christ-centered education—that is our “what we do” statement. It hasn’t changed since our founding in 1971. The “how we do it” has changed over the years. Usually, those changes are incremental, adopting best practices and new techniques and technologies. However, the change has not been gradual since we left for spring break. Our faculty and staff have stepped up to the challenge of making a major pivot with little time to prepare. Meanwhile, our parents and students are patiently adapting to a new normal as we all navigate through these times. I am...

Dear WA Community, While we are scattered across the tri-county and sequestered in our homes, today, for the first time in over a week, we got a sense of our community once again. Nothing will be a perfect substitute for the classroom. However, we are grateful for what technology brings in our current time of need. In the spirit of being grateful, I am tremendously proud of our team and thankful for the ways in which they are stepping up in this challenge. Faculty became our first online-learners and adapted quickly under the exceptional leadership of our academic administration. Our IT department...

Dear WA Community, This week has not been a typical week, not by a long shot. Pandemics are not a part of our regular fare. It is appropriate for us to take every precaution and to work with local, state, and national authorities, and we have done so. However, in the midst of our planning and communicating, I am also reminded of the incredible reality of our God. As a result, it is helpful to look to wise counselors. One of those is Scotty Smith, a PCA Pastor in Nashville. He is a friend of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and of many...