Westminster is truly our 'partner' in the educating of our children. It provides a Christ-centered environment that focuses on the whole person. Strength of character and academic excellence is the by-product of making God the number one priority!
- Upper School Parents
In the fall of 1988, a small group of Christian parents desiring educational alternatives for their children gathered to discuss and begin planning the creation of a school in Oconee County. The planning stage took almost a year, but the vision was realized in the fall of 1989 when Westminster Christian Academy began operations with a combined class of first, second, and third-grade students meeting in rented space at Faith Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville. That first class consisted of twelve students and one teacher. A new grade level was added each year until the school had a complete program from preschool through the twelfth grade. The school purchased 30 acres of land in Oconee County and completed the first phase of development at the present location in the fall of 1998. The highlight of that first year on the new campus was the graduation of Westminster’s first senior class in the spring of 1999.
Westminster’s founders firmly believed that God gives parents the primary responsibility for the education of their children. In seeking to fulfill this responsibility, Westminster was established as a school that would be characterized by three primary distinctions. The leadership today is still committed to that founding vision, and those three distinctions are still the core of who we are and what we are working to accomplish.
- Covenant School
Westminster functions as a covenant school. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the education of their children, and the school’s role is to work in partnership with parents to assist them in this endeavor. For this partnership to be effective, the school and the home must be like-minded; therefore, both parents of students enrolled at Westminster must profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ. The school and its families operate in a covenant relationship with each other regarding the total education of the students. We strongly believe that the union of our school, its families, and their churches will equip our students for a life pursuing excellence and integrity under the Lordship of Christ.
- Spiritual Nurture
Westminster directs each student toward a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ. Students are encouraged to develop and embrace a biblical worldview. Along with that, they are taught to reason and think critically and to develop discernment skills. The school helps train students in the content and application of God’s Word and uses mentoring and discipleship to help students advance in the attainment of Christ-like character.
- High Academic Standards
Westminster provides a comprehensive and rigorous academic program with a curriculum that puts biblical truth at the center of all instruction. We believe academic success requires mastery of skills through disciplined effort; therefore, Westminster actively and steadfastly maintains high academic standards. This commitment to high standards directs the focus of our instruction and is the reason behind our advanced curriculum at all levels. Students are challenged to pursue excellence in their studies and to resist educational mediocrity.