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Our Campus May Be Closed, But Our Admission Office Is Open!

Welcome! We are so glad you found us. We are living in an unusual time, and we are looking forward to the day when life returns to "normal!" If you are still looking for a school home for the fall of 2020, we encourage you to begin the process now. While we can't do campus tours, on this page you will find information and videos about our school. Please reach out to us with questions, and we can't wait to meet you!

Warmly,

Elizabeth Perkins
Elizabeth S. Perkins
Director of Admission & Marketing

 

Liz Kinney
Liz Kinney
Admission Coordinator

If You Could Imagine a School...

Where the curriculum is designed with the end in mind. A school where students are prepared for the world, not just protected from it, and where Scripture is at the center of it all.

That’s what you’ll find at a classical Christian school.

At Westminster, our students use all of their senses in their discovery of the richness of God’s provision. Students experience the winds of spring by flying kites and hearing blustery poetry. They appreciate the smells of fall by taking nature walks and cooking apple tarts.

Students experience their own lives as a story, and so it is on the foundation of the familiarity of story that we build. Students learn color theory in a story of dancing mice and strengthen their knowledge by making their own fingers dance through paints. Bible stories serve as the foundation for discussing classroom rules, making friends, and serving our families. Learning through story develops a habit of learning by metaphor, a foundational tool in the classical toolbox.

What Is Classical Christian Education?

Classical Christian schools use the children’s God-given strengths at each stage of growth to help them learn; young children enjoy memorizing, singing, and rhymes, so a solid foundation is laid in each subject of study at this age; junior high students are inquisitive, so we develop their ability to reason and discern truth; high school students want to talk, so we teach them how to present their ideas persuasively. The result is a graduate who knows what they believe and why, and can positively impact their surrounding community. Classical Christian schools teach all subjects based on the principle that God is the Creator of all that exists, and therefore all knowledge is interrelated and points back to Him. Biblical standards of conduct are applied in all arenas of school life, acknowledging that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. 

Education is primarily about what we are trained to love, not just what we are taught to know.

Who Is Westminster Academy?

Our History

In 1996 six couples from five different churches in the Memphis area founded Westminster Academy. We met the rigorous standards for accreditation by The Association of Classical & Christian Schools in 2002. We are currently a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and the Southern Association for Independent Schools. As the school prepares to enter its fourth decade, we continue to live out our mission and vision for classical Christian education in Memphis, TN.  

Founding Principles

Westminster Academy's foremost conviction is that parents are responsible for the education of their children. Therefore, parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the daily life of the school. This understanding goes beyond the concept of volunteering . . . we have an open door policy; parents are welcome to sit in on any class, at any time, for any reason.

Westminster Academy is a community of parents and teachers who share a commitment for teaching children to love learning and grow in godliness. Smaller class sizes ensure that teachers know their students and are better able to serve them individually. Students know they are loved and not just another face in the crowd while openly manifesting deep appreciation and respect for their parents and teachers.

Our Mission

Westminster Academy offers parents a tool for teaching their children to reason, discern, and apply truth by way of Scripture and the classical liberal arts.

We desire that children see all learning as under the authority of Christ, seeking to integrate all subjects together in forming a comprehensive biblical worldview.

Read our entire vision statement here.

What Is the Process to Apply?

Don't be overwhelmed! Our admission office will walk you through this process step-by-step. Here is an overview of the process:

  • Submit application with $75 application fee
  • Schedule assessment
  • Submit teacher recommendations, records release, writing sample
  • Schedule shadow day
  • Apply for tuition assistance (if necessary)

Can My Family Afford This?

We recognize that an independent school education is a financial sacrifice. At Westminster, nearly 40% of our families receive some level of financial assistance. We would be delighted to discuss these options with you.

$7,435

JK- Kindergarten

Included: Field trips, Literature Books, Workbooks & Assignment Notebooks, History cards, Flash cards, Bible

$12,105

1st-5th Grade

Included: Field trips, Literature Books, Workbooks & Assignment Notebooks, History cards, Flash cards, Bible

$13,775

6th-12th Grade

Included: 10 day Senior Capstone Trip to Italy, 8th Grade Trip to D.C., Protocol Ball, 6th grade Retreat, Art Supplies, House Fee

Have Questions?

We believe that Westminster offers a unique curriculum and close-knit community unlike any other found in the Memphis area. Our admission process seeks to identify families who share our passion for the classical Christian pedagogy and students who will thrive in our educational model and live joyfully and humbly in Christian community.  The best way to gain an understanding of what a classical Christian education truly means is to see it in action, although right now that is harder to accomplish! Send us a message and we will be in touch with information, videos, and "virtual" tours!

 

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