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Educational Comparison

At Westminster, we want our students’ education to prepare them for the future, not just prepare them to pass a test. Our goals differ from most schools today, with an emphasis on the arts, humanities, and Scripture. We want our students to understand that all truth is God’s truth and it is impossible to learn about anything without the Scriptures at the center of our subjects. This philosophy is reflected in the way we teach our curriculum from JK all the way through graduation.

Westminster Academy…

Christ-centered education
Education for formation
Development of critical thinking – “Why?”
Emphasis on the true, good, and beautiful
Integrated interdisciplinary learning
Appreciation of Western Civilization
Latin taught as a core requirement
Humanities and fine arts emphasis
Requires the student to learn how to learn
Mastery as working to one’s fullest potential
Lifelong love of learning as the ultimate goal
Truth is objective, knowable, and absolute
Parents as primary educators

Modern Education…

Man-centered education
Education for information
Development of correct procedures – “How?”
Emphasis on politically correct
Fragmented and disjointed learning
Critique of Western Civilization
Latin as an elective
Techno-rational emphasis
Requires the student to learn how to pass tests
Mastery as measured by test grades
Graduation as the ultimate goal
Self-actualization, personal peace and affluence
Teachers as primary educators

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