Upper School

Over the last month, students from lower school, PREP, and upper school had the opportunity to attend various field trips spanning the state of Florida all the way up to Boston, Massachusetts. These trips have provided many educational opportunities as well as a chance for camaraderie with fellow students. Below is a recap from each field trip: Second Grade, Miami Zoo—Second-grade students traveled to the Miami Zoo to learn about and explore the different animal habitats and exhibits. Some of the animals that students could see were elephants, monkeys, and giraffes. One of the day's highlights was walking through a transparent...

Last week was full of school spirit in honor of Winter Court with dress-up days, hallway decorations, the Winter Court presentation in the Upper School chapel, and Friday’s pep rally. All festivities led up to the WA Lions basketball game on Saturday, February 4, against Saint John Paul II Eagles. The Lions, who rank #3 in their division, defeated the Eagles 78–56. The 2023 Winter Court was recognized during halftime—Seniors: Josiah Carre, Jeremiah Critch, Robert Nedry, Jacob Payner, Makenzie Blake, Ellie Farrar, Danielle Forrester, and Lilly Nava; Juniors: Julian Irizarry, Harrison Kraft, Laura Johnson, and Isabella Pisaturo; Sophomores: Cooper Hermann, Jonah...

On January 27, High School students spent the day volunteering in the community for Service Project Day. Each grade served at a different local non-profit organization. Students in 9th grade attended The Fruitful Field, where they worked in the community garden and helped to provide fresh produce to underserved families in the community, and at Feeding South Florida, where they packed 10,000 pounds of food. Students in 10th grade served for Heart2Heart Outreach, where they were split between two care center facilities impacting 40 senior citizens. Students in 11th and 12th grade served at Homes United helping with painting and home...

As we begin the second half of the school year, we would like to share an update regarding school leadership. Effective as of January 1, Dr. Ron Farrar has been promoted to the position of Assistant Headmaster in addition to his role as Upper School Principal. As we pursue mission priorities and goals and invest in the professional development of our leaders, this is an appropriate next step for Dr. Farrar and aligns with his gifts and calling. This role will expand his influence while leading the academic teams to ensure Westminster Academy maintains its position as the leading provider of...

Re-enrollment for the 2023–24 school year is just around the corner. Next week, all currently enrolled families will receive an email with details about the re-enrollment process. The preferred enrollment window for our current families begins on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, the first day of the second semester, and concludes on January 31. Last year we had a 92% retention rate and high interest from new families, which resulted in waiting lists. Given the interest already expressed by new families, we are encouraging families to re-enroll as soon as possible because, on February 1, we will begin to admit new...