Grammar School at Westminster
Students at Westminster love to learn!
Because we believe that the essential function of teachers is to help students harness their natural characteristics of curiosity and wonder, Westminster teachers shape opportunities for students to enthusiastically engage the world. Walk in our hallways and hear the sounds of learning:
1st graders comparing their apples, charting the results, and making apple tarts
Latin students reading their animal compositions to each other
3rd graders practicing their Charlotte’s Web play
4th graders rehearsing for the annual 4th grade play
5th graders offering closing arguments in their Frindle trial
Budding scientists jostling each other for a closer look at a calf heart
Teachers engage not only students’ minds, but hearts as well. Instruction exists within relationship, where students are known and loved by their teachers, where their gifts and talents are celebrated. We believe that all students have been uniquely gifted by God, and those gifts are not only demonstrated in the classroom. We are dedicated to helping students recognize and appreciate their talents, be they academic, athletic, musical, social, or artistic talents.
We believe children are made in the image of God, so they have great value and worth. That glory, however, has been altered by the fall and students are subject to the effects of sin. We are not surprised when these “glorious ruins” make mistakes or get themselves into trouble. We view these as opportunities to come alongside students, partnering with parents, to discipline and train in Christian character.
In every aspect of the Grammar School, from literature to Latin, PE to poetry, athletics to art, we seek to demonstrate the lordship of Christ, believing with Abraham Kuyper, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”