Westminster Academy

5601 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308-0333
     Tel: (954)771-4600
Grades: NS - 12 | 994 students
Since 1971, Westminster Academy has educated and equipped children as a Christ-honoring, Bible-centered, covenant, college-preparatory school ministry of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.
We are composed of students in PK2 through 12th grade with an annual enrollment of approximately 1,000 students.
Our students are prayerfully immersed in Jesus Christ, God's Truth, and scholarly excellence in all areas of their learning at WA.
We prepare our students to be exceptional thinkers, learners, and leaders with a Biblical and scholarly perspective for college and life.
Our seniors receive college scholarships and many go on to attend the top-tier universities in the nation including the United States Military Service Academies, UNC at Chapel Hill, Covenant, Duke, University of Florida, Florida State University, Furman, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Holy Cross, MIT, Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Wheaton.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Christian Schools of Florida
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1971
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students 994 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP United States History, DE (Dual Enrollment) Business Calculus, DE Business Law, DE Calculus I, DE Calculus II, DE Chemistry, DE Introduction To Life Calling, DE Macro/Micro Enconomics, DE Precalculus, DE Psychology, DE Statistics  
Average SAT score 1207
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms - shorts, slacks, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Jeffrey Jacques
Admissions Associate Julie Tchividjian

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBalletBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Junior State of America, Key Club, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, Robotics, Sigma Gamma, Student Council, Teen Advisors, Teenage Republicans Chess Club, Drama, Fishing Club, Key Club, Robotics, Sigma Gamma, Teen Advisors, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Junior State of America,
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica,
National Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
National Latin Honor Society,
Quill and Scroll,
Student Council,
Teenage Republicans,

School Notes:

Since 1971, Westminster Academy has educated and equipped children as a Christ-honoring, Bible-centered, covenant, college-preparatory school ministry of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. We are composed of Pre-K 2 year olds through 12th grade with an annual enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. Our students are prayerfully immersed in Jesus Christ, God's Truth, and scholarly excellence in all areas of their learning at WA. We prepare our students to be exceptional thinkers, learners, and leaders with a Biblical and scholarly perspective for college and life. Our seniors receive college scholarships and many of them attend the top-tier universities in the nation including the United States Military Service Academies, UNC at Chapel Hill, Covenant, Duke, University of Florida, Furman, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Holy Cross, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Wake Forest, and Wheaton.

Profile last updated: 11/28/2014

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Our son has been at Westminster for both summer camp and Pre-K2 and we have been very happy with the school. We highly recommend it to any parent looking for a warm, caring environment for their young children.
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