Month: February 2016

  • Mock Trial Advances to the Semi-Finals

            Here at Westminster we take our mock trial seriously, and this year was no exception.  We fielded two teams totaling 15 students (9th-12th grades) this year.  A-Team was comprised of older, more experienced students, and B-Team was made up of our younger students, generally.  Both our teams did very well in the competition.  Both teams […]

  • Mrs. Shaunak invited to the Bill of Rights Institute

    One of our upper school teachers, Faith Shaunak, who teaches history and rhetoric, was invited by the Bill of Rights Institute to participate in an upcoming event that will take place March 11-13, 2016 – “Slavery and the Constitutional Republic” –  in Arlington, VA. This colloquium will focus on the debate about the Founders’ protection of the […]

  • Rome wasn’t built in a day…

    As we in Lower School build the foundational skills that lead to success in Upper School and in life, we keep in mind the ideal Westminster graduate: in the words of Quintilian, a 2nd century AD rhetoric teacher and philosopher, “a good man speaking well.” Rhetoric fills our school, and Latin class is no exception! […]

  • Westminster Students Chosen for St. Jude Symposium

    Westminster students, Ethan Cox, Mary Banks Hickman and Sophie Tusant were nominated by science teachers Dr. Christopher Marino and Mrs. Mary Read to participate in St. Jude’s inaugural symposium for high school students interested in science and a science-related career. Once nominated, they were evaluated and then selected by St. Jude’s faculty and staff. Westminster […]

  • God as Mathematician

    Mrs. Dougherty’s 5th grade class created sunflowers using the Fibonacci pattern for seeds and petals. How they’ve enjoyed their brief detour in Bible to study Fibonacci and “God as mathematician.” In God’s creation, there exists a divine proportion that is exhibited in a multitude of shapes, numbers, and patterns whose relationship can only be the […]

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