Westminster Schools of Augusta

3067 Wheeler Road
Augusta, GA 30909-0309
     Tel: (706)731-5260
        
   
Grades: PK - 12 | 603 students
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Westminster's campus is comprised of 34 acres in a residential section of West Augusta.
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Westminster's campus is comprised of 34 acres in a residential section of West Augusta.
Lower School students occupy the self-contained Pamplin Hall.
Well-rounded students must be provided with opportunities to excel in more than academics. Strong fine arts and athletics programs are coupled with solid academics and a Christian perspective.
Wonder is part of the educational process. Students engage in hands-on activities and interact with the subject matter. Outdoor classroom, field trips and working the Westminster weather station are a few of the ways we inspire awe in the classroom and beyond.
Faith is integrated in the whole educational process, not only Bible class and chapel. Be awed at God's creation in science class. Learn Christian leadership in athletics and express creativity through the fine arts.
Westminster provides useful and current information on a variety of college admissions issues.
Wisdom is more than knowledge. At Westminster, we educate the whole person and believe that learning requires the interaction of the head, the hands and the heart.
We believe in community at Westminster. The caring faculty, supportive parents and strong student life programs help make that community possible.
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. It is the goal of our Athletics Department to impact our students and our community for God’s kingdom through the pursuit of excellence in the athletic arena.
Westminster graduates are prepared. Their education has given them wings to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ. The knowledge of how to study, strong SAT and AP test results and varied extra-curricular experiences place them ahead of the curve as they leave for college.
Westminster Schools of Augusta seeks to glorify God by providing an excellent education that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ.
Our educational program is grounded in a biblically-based Christian world view and distinguished by high academic challenge, character development and extracurricular opportunities.
A coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school, Westminster serves 604 students in grades Pre-K through 12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 603 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Westminster Schools of Augusta Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art-2D, Studio Art-3D, Studio Art-Drawing, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History  
Average SAT score 1802
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Formal/church attire is required on chapel days for Middle and Upper School.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 2014-15 All-inclusive tuition, includes lunch program: 1/2 Day PreK & Kindergarten-$5920; Full Day K - $8975; 1-5 $11,920; 6-12 $13,375
% on Financial Aid 27%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate 79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Aimee Lynch
Admissions Associate Sandy Ham

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. All-State Chorus, Art Club, Art Competitions, Class Officers, Debate Team, District Honor Chorus, Drama Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Forensics Team, French Club, International Thespian Society, Latin Club, Literary Competition, Math League, National Beta Club, National Forensic League, National Honor Society, One Act Play, Peer Tutoring, Science Olympiad, Senior Prefects (Leadership), Spanish Club, Spring Musical, Teenage Republicans, Volleyball Club, Yearbook Art Club, Class Officers, Debate Team, Drama Club, Forensics Team, French Club, Latin Club, Math League, One Act Play, Peer Tutoring, Spanish Club, Spring Musical, Yearbook, All-State Chorus,
Art Competitions,
District Honor Chorus,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
International Thespian Society,
Literary Competition,
National Beta Club,
National Forensic League,
National Honor Society,
Science Olympiad,
Senior Prefects (Leadership),
Teenage Republicans,
Volleyball Club,

School Notes:

  • 100% College placement
  • College acceptances over the past three years include: Covenant College, Wheaton, Furman, Harvard, Georgia Tech, UGA, UVA, UNC, Brown, Duke, U.S. Military Academy, to name a few.
  • Nationally recognized Latin program
  • 83% score 3, 4, or 5 on AP Exams
  • Average of our elementary students at the 92%ile on the ITBS
  • Small classes with excellent student to teacher ratios.
  • Open Enrollment Policy
  • Honor Code enforced
  • 34-acre wooded campus in West Augusta

Profile last updated: 08/19/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Aquinas High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Mary On The Hill Catholic School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Episcopal Day School (1.8 miles away)
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    AugustaGA 30904
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School Reviews

6 days ago
Westminster is a FANTASTIC school! The academics are tremendous but it is the prevailing Christian worldview that makes the school truly special. All things, whether in the classroom, on the stage, or on the playing field, are done excellently to honor the Lord. Our oldest child has graduated from Westminster and could not have been any more prepared to meet the challenges (both academic and social) of a secular college campus. We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful school community.
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
Every night when my little girl and I say our prayers, we thank God for a school like Westminister. We thank God that she learns about His Son, Jesus Christ. We are also thankul for a school that teaches her the things she needs for college. As a result,she will have a successful life academically, but more importantly spiritually.
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
We truly feel that a Westminster education is a gift to our children. They are getting an excellent education that will prepare them well for the future while also being strengthened, encouraged and challenged spiritually. Westminster offers the full package...a strong education, a Christian worldview, fabulous athletic and fine arts opportunities, a family atmosphere, and extra curricular experiences. Our children recognize the value of a Westminster education, and are thankful to be able to be a part of this community. We, too, are grateful to be able to give this to them.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I can not imagine a more wonderful, Godly environment to send my two children to. We selected Westminster originally for my daughter because she was entering 9th grade and her current school stopped at 8th grade. It is a perfect fit. She is involved in a little bit of everything. She loves the academic challenge she is experiencing and feels she will be well prepared for college. She was a member of the Varsity basketball team and now the Varsity tennis team. The coaches are wonderful- accepting to her level of play and encouraging for her to become a better player. My son is now in 5th grade and we decided to move him too. He is having the best year of his life. He has met more new friends, risen to the academic challenge, and able to play every sport for his Own school. I feel like our being at Westminster is an answered prayer!!!!!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We chose Westminster Schools of Augusta for many reasons. They have a Christian staff that loves and nurtures the children from Pre-k through 12th grade. We find great peace in knowing that our child is taught God''s Word in the classroom daily and to respect God''s world and the people in it. The class sizes are small giving more opportunity for a teacher to have the time to reach out to each student. The lower school is blessed to have para-pros in all classes through 5th grade. Parents at Westminster are anxious to help in all activities of the school, giving the children fun opportunities outside the classroom. Westminster offers an array of competitive athletic sports throughout the school year. The Fine Arts department at Westminster is flourishing and award winning. In addition to academics, fine arts and athletics at Westminster also emphasizes service and caring for others through numerous community service projects. Westminster is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment enabling instructors to teach the skills necessary to excel in college and to be compassionate citizens in the community.
- Posted by Parent

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