Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-Up

For the safety of our students, please follow the directions on the Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-Up Map below. Please drive carefully and slowly in the school and church driveways as children are walking, loading, and unloading. For safety reasons, please do not drop off your child(ren) on 22nd Avenue or 56th Street.

  • PK2 & PK3*

  • Please drop off and pick up your child in front of prekindergarten classrooms at Coral Ridge (Federal Highway entrance). Teachers and assistants will be there to help your child exit/enter your vehicle. If you need to walk your child to class, please park in the designated areas.

  • PK4–Grade 5*

  • Please enter the car line from 22nd Avenue only from the north during peak traffic times. The gate opens at 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Please remain patient and pull carefully behind the car in front of you. Someone will greet you curbside and help your child exit/enter your vehicle safely. Please be sure that your car tags are visible when you arrive on campus. No cell phones while in the carline.
  • Grades 6–12

  • Please drop off and pick up your child in the designated area behind Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Parents of students in grades 6–12 should drop off through the WA driveway if there is a student in grade 5 or below in the vehicle.

*Please observe the specific instructions for identifying your car so that the teachers and assistants can assist you smoothly. If you desire at any time to park, please note the places designated on the map and check-in at the Welcome Center. Please refrain from having a parent-teacher conference from the car.

All students prekindergarten through grade 5 who are not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be enrolled in CASA, after-school care until parents arrive. At 3:15 p.m., CASA charges will apply.

View/download a PDF of the Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-Up Map.

Severe Weather Procedures For Grades 6–12

(Drop-off and pick-up remain the same for students in PK2–Grade 5)

In the event of severe weather, Westminster Academy will do our best to communicate with you about arrival and dismissal changes. These changes are for identified severe weather and/or flooding around campus. Please familiarize yourself with the following procedures.

If the weather forecast includes poor weather during the day, please have your child prepared for it. Ponchos, umbrellas, and even flip-flops will be very useful.

Morning Drop-Off

  1. Please enter through the open gate at 22nd Avenue and use the car line drop-off along the north side of the school building. Signage will be used to indicate this change.
  2. We realize that this may make students late for class, but teachers will be informed, and tardies will not be given.

Afternoon Pick-Up

It is our intent to send a text message indicating we will use the SEVERE WEATHER PICK UP as early as possible.

  1. Please enter through the open gate at 22nd Avenue and use the car line after grade PK–5 dismissal is complete.
  2. Students in grades 6–12 will be dismissed to the car line once the pick-up car enters the line. Students will enter vehicles at the covered walkway on the east side by the pool.
  3. Student drivers will be dismissed when facilities indicate that crossing 56th Street to their cars is safe.

We understand that these procedures will take additional time. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as your child’s safety is our utmost concern.

Student Vehicles

Students may park in the designated student spaces, shown on the Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-Up Map above. Student drivers are required to properly operate their vehicle in a safe, mature, and responsible manner and to comply with the school and public traffic regulations, including but not limited to speed, noise, and courtesy. While the school will take precautions to safeguard vehicles, there is no assumption of liability by the school for any loss or damage which may occur while a vehicle is parked on campus.