Westminster Schools of Augusta was founded in 1972 as a private, Christian college-preparatory school located in the western section of Augusta, Georgia. The school serves 604 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The school is divided into three age groups, Lower (pre-K to grade five), Middle (grades six to eight), and Upper (grades nine to 12).
The school consists of two main areas on its 34 acres (140,000 m2) campus. The original buildings house grades six through 12. A new building constructed in 1999 houses pre-kindergarten through grade five.
The educational program of Westminster Schools of Augusta is based on "a biblically-based Christian world view", and aims to "glorify God by providing an excellent education that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ". It also uses the Arrowsmith Program.
Westminster's college-preparatory curriculum includes 19 Advanced Placement courses, with 80 percent of students routinely scoring a 3 or higher on each year's AP exams. Since its inception, Westminster students have had a 100 percent acceptance rate into college, with most electing to enroll in four-year colleges and universities. Westminster graduates have been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools and matriculated from five of them: Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Brown. Westminster graduates have also matriculated from West Point and the Naval Academy.
Profile for the Class of 2014
SAT (Middle 50% Range): Critical Reading 603; Math 603; Writing 596
SAT Combined Average 1802
ACT Average Composite: 26.4
National Merit Scholars: 1 National Merit Finalist and 4 National Merit Commended
Scholarship Awards: $2.23 million
Percentage of class who qualified for the HOPE or LIFE Scholarship: 79
Westminster Schools of Augusta fields 16 varsity interscholastic sport teams, including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, track and field, cross country, baseball, golf, swimming, and cheerleading.
The Westminster boys' soccer team is one of the most dominant in its state classification, having won five state championships. They have also won 157 regional championships. The girls' soccer team has won 12 regional championships. In the 2008-2009 season, the girls' soccer team won the state championship, the first in school history.
In 2012, the Westminster competition cheerleading squad won the state championship for the first time in school history.
Westminster State Championships
Class AAA 2000-2001 Boys' Soccer State Champions
Class AAA 2001-2002 Boys' Soccer State Champions
Class AAA 2004-2005 Boys' Soccer State Champions
Class AAA 2006-2007 Boys' Soccer State Champions
Class AAA 2006-2007 Boys' Tennis State Champions
Class AAA 2008-2009 Girls' Soccer State Champions
Class AAA 2011-2012 Girls' Soccer State Champions
Class AAA 2012-2013 Cheerleading State Champions
Class AAA 2013-2014 Boys' Soccer State Champions
The Westminster Fine Arts Department provides students with the freedom to express their creativity while pursuing excellence through comprehensive instruction and application. Lower School students enjoy a wide array of artistic experiences, beginning as early as kindergarten. The Middle and Upper School offerings in debate and forensics, music, theatre and visual art enable older students to express creativity through curriculum, clubs and organizations.
2013-2014 Fine Arts Achievements
2nd place at state in literary competition
8 students participated in All-State Chorus (the largest number in school history)
1st place at GISA state in Public Forum debate
Semifinalist rank at GISA state in Policy debate
2 students named All-State by the National Forensics League
1 student named Best-Actor and 1 student named to the All-Star cast by the Georgia Theater Conference
36 students/parents sang at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City