Westminster Christian Academy

Tel: (706)769-9371
Grades: PK - 12 | 272 students
Westminster Christian Academy is an independent, college-preparatory school whose purpose is to assist Christian parents in the educational and spiritual development of their children from preschool through the twelfth grade.
Westminster is committed to the academic training of students in the larger context of a distinctly Christian perspective.
Our mission is to help students develop and embrace a biblical view of the world, integrate that view into their lives, engage their culture with discernment, and become contributing members of society in a manner that brings glory to God.
This commitment is the focus that dictates the quality of all our endeavors.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 272 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Westminster Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 48%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Latin
Average SAT score 1780

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nathanael Greene Academy (16.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Athens Montessori School (13.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Athens Montessori School (13.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Athens
    Athens Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 254 students
    13.9 miles
    3145 Barnett Shoals Rd
    Athens, GA 30605
    (706)549-8490
    13.9PK-8
    254
  • Siloam
    Grades: PK-12 | 176 students
    16.7 miles
    Po Box 109
    Siloam, GA 30665
    (706)467-2147
    16.7PK-12
    176
  • Athens
    Living Hope Christian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: NS-PK | 62 students
    17 miles
    2150 Lexington Road
    Athens, GA 30605
    (706)549-0019
    17NS-PK
    62
  • Athens
    Athens Seventh Day Adventist E
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-7 | 6 students
    18.3 miles
    429 Epps Bridge Rd
    Athens, GA 30606
    (706)549-9592
    18.31-7
    6
  • Athens
    Grades: PK-12 | 936 students
    18.6 miles
    1281 Spartan Lane, PO Box 6548
    Athens, GA 30604
    (706)549-9225
    18.6PK-12
    936

School Reviews

For full disclosure, I have been a teacher at WCA for a year and a half now. That being said, please don''t discount my thoughts for that reason alone. To speak briefly as a faculty member, my sense of community among my fellow teachers and overall happiness at work is such that I would decline moving to another school in the area even if a pay raise were offered. I enjoy coming to school each day. Our student body takes pride in academic strength and achievement; students who have an "I don''t care about school" attitude would have a hard time fitting in here. On the other hand, our student body seems generous and makes room for every new student who is making a good effort to get along and be part of the school. It makes me wish I had attended middle school here. Our upper school Bible study programs are helmed by two men for whom I have a deep respect and trust in their teaching. The Gospel is not something stapled on to the side of the school in a chapel service or obligatory Bible class but is the axle around which our efforts, affections, and worldview revolve. Christ, crucified for sinners, reconciles his people to the Father''s justice by his atoning death and secures our justification by his resurrection. We can both approach education itself as knowing the Creator better through the creation and approach each child as someone made in the image of God, worthy of respect, no matter what difficulties are present. Being a small private school nearly 25 years old has a few particular drawbacks, but they are to be expected. Although Westminster has expanded slowly, we have done so in a way that allows us to approach or attain excellence in our programs before we take on another, rather than a slew of offerings all approaching mediocrity. Our girls'' cross country, boys'' baseball, mock trial, one-act play, and other programs have all competed at or won in state level competitions for our division. Being a young school means we still frequently ask for help within our community from generous volunteers; to me, one of the strengths of this phase is that families and faculty both know that the school is still in the growing and building process. This allows a certain sense of ownership over growth and development. WCA has been a great move for me and my family. Given the choice on enrolling my children anywhere in the area, I would still choose WCA. My son is in the Pre-K program this year and we have every intention of re-enrolling. My parent impressions of my lower school peers have been courteous and professional. Communication from the Pre-K teacher and assistant is clear and helpful. My son likes coming to school and is on the verge of tears when he has a sick day. My teaching peers in the middle school and high school give me great pride as a colleague and great hope for the education of my children here.
- Posted by Teacher, 01/06/15
We have found Westminster Christian Academy to be an outstanding school in all respects. The classical curriculum is a VERY strong point. The faculty is very strong and the student/teacher ratio is extremely low. The students do very well in sports and score very high in standardized testing. Perhaps the most outstanding trait is the loving atmosphere that is evident in all areas and activities in the school...this is just an outstanding school to partner with in training/preparing your child for college and the future. Highly Recommend!
- Posted by Parent, 04/04/13

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