Westminster Academy

Westminster Academy is a nationally recognized, accredited, college preparatory school with rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and award-winning fine arts.
Since its founding by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy in 1971, Westminster Academy has been decidedly mission-driven, firmly committed to Christian scholarship, and keenly focused on kingdom impact for the glory of God.
With these combined core convictions as a cornerstone, Westminster Academy serves Christian families in South Florida by educating and equipping their children to be exceptional thinkers, lifelong learners, and influential leaders with a biblical and scholarly perspective for college and beyond.
Please contact the Admissions Office at 954.815.0131 or admissions@wa.edu to learn more.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 835 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,450
  • Acceptance rate: 63%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1971
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students
835 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Westminster Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Capstone, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government & Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP United States History, DE (Dual Enrollment) Business Calculus, DE Business Law, DE Calculus I, DE Calculus II, DE Chemistry, DE College Algebra, DE Introduction To Life Calling, DE Macro/Micro Enconomics, DE Precalculus, DE Psychology, DE Statistics, DE Trigonometry
Average SAT score
1207
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniforms - shorts, slacks, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
63%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Blake Matthews
Admissions Associate
Sandy Black

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
FIRST Robotics Competition, Green Club, Harvard Model Congress, Key Club, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Concert Band, International Thespian Society, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Pep Band, Quill and Scroll

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 900 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, Wheaton, and Yale.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Do the comparison. There is no other covenant school with Westminster's academic rigor in froward county. Voted safest school. Family oriented, nurturing the whole child. We love WA. Go.
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5  
I had a great experience as a student at Westminster Academy almost 20 years ago and have now enrolled my children in school there. They have continued to improve facilities, faculty and curriculum over time and it has been a great place for our family - providing a safe, Christ-centered, first class learning environment for our kids.
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5  
This is a school that will love and nurture your child. Your child will receive a great education and be free to worship and pray.
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5  
As a family we have all been very happy at WA. I feel high school is preparing them well for college in many ways, not just academically. They provide a good balance for the students. This year WA did get a new Headmaster. We look forward to many good things and a even stronger future for WA.
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5  
I am a parent who has a 2010 graduate and a current high schooler. Westminster Academy has been an excellent Christian school that has provided both my sons a very well rounded College Preparatory education, along with opportunity to be well rounded through leadership, music, and athletics.
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 835 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,450
  • Acceptance rate: 63%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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