Westminster Schools of Augusta
5.00 (8 reviews)
Westminster Schools of Augusta Photo #2 - Westminster Schools of Augusta fields 16 varsity interscholastic sport teams, including, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, track and field, cross country, baseball, clay shooting sports, 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 Schools of Augusta Photo #3 - Westminster's campus is comprised of 34 acres in a residential section of West Augusta.
Westminster Schools of Augusta Photo #4 - 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.
Westminster Schools of Augusta Photo #5 - 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 Photo #6 - Wonder is part of the educational process. Students engage in hands-on activities and interact with the subject matter. The 1:World Laptop program, outdoor classrooms, field trips and working the Westminster weather station are a few of the ways we inspire awe in the classroom and beyond.
Westminster Schools of Augusta Photo #7 - 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 Schools of Augusta Photo #8 - 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.
Westminster Schools of Augusta Photo #9 - Westminster provides useful and current information on a variety of college admissions issues.
- 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 539 students in grades PK3 through 12.
Westminster Schools of Augusta places among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:
- Category Attribute
- SAT Score Highest average SAT score
- ACT Score Highest average ACT score
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Educational Records Bureau
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$160|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||539 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 21%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||53 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Number of AP Courses||17 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||1278|
|Average ACT score||28|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||2020-21 Tuition: 1/2 Day PK3, PK4, & Transitional Kindergarten-$6,125; Full Day PK3, PK4, & Transitional Kindergarten -$8,675; K-$10,700; 1-5 $14,300; 6-8 $15,800; 9-12 $16,400,|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$6,200|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Dawn McCraith|
|Admissions Associate||Molly Wright|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||30 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Class Officers, Committee Leadership Teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Honor Council, Latin Club, Literary Journal, Math League, National Beta Club, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Leadership Team, Student Leadershipship Team, Teenage Republicans, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
All-State Chorus, Art Club, Art Competitions, Debate Team, District Honor Chorus, Drama Club, Forensics Team, International Thespian Society, Literary Competition, National Forensic League, One Act Play, Spring Musical
- 100% College placement
- College acceptances over the past three years include: UGA, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Covenant College, MIT, The Citadel, Furman, Sewanee, Harvard, UVA, UNC, Brown, Duke, Johns Hopkins, to name a few.
- Nationally recognized Latin program
- 88% score 3, 4, or 5 on AP Exams
- Average of our elementary students at the 92 percentile 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:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Augusta Grades: NS-8 | 357 students
2248 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
(706)733-1192 1.8 NS-8
- Augusta Grades: PK-12 | 652 students
313 Baston Road
Augusta, GA 30907
(706)863-2905 3.1 PK-12
- Augusta Grades: NS-12 | 469 students
1326 Broad St
Augusta, GA 30901
(706)828-6624 3.9 NS-12
WSA does a great job preparing my children for college and life. I have a son who graduated and got accepted to Ivy leagues, honors colleges and decided to go to the #1 academic institution in the world. My other son has conversations with us regarding academics, spirituality, and real-life choices. The teachers invest their hearts and knowledge into all of the student body. At the end of the year, the teachers presented on each student, they truly know built good relationships with each student. As a parent, I would recommend WSA to any college-bound student.
- Posted by Parent - Rod B
If you're looking for a school whose commitment to a biblical worldview does not dampen its commitment to rigorous academics, or whose understanding of Christian education is not reduced to the memorization of Bible verses (as good as that is) or restricted to teachers in the Bible Department (as seasoned as they are), then Westminster is what you're looking for. Some of the best conversations I have had with my kids are those unplanned ones in the car home or while everyone's milling about the kitchen for a snack, when one of them remarks off-hand that they'd never before thought of (for example) the complexity of a single cell as a "signal of transcendence," or of the existence of Art as an argument against utilitarianism. This is the stuff they're getting from class--and not just from their Bible and Philosophy teachers! Maybe some will think of it as "indoctrination" or "brain-washing," but maybe the greatest proof that it's neither is that my kids don't feel they're being harassed or ostracized for believing (or struggling to believe) this or that idea. The academic environment of Westminster is, they say, truly safe.
- Posted by Parent - ryan
We chose Westminster after moving to Augusta with the Army. We were impressed by the educational reputation of some area schools, particularly in Columbia Co. However, after a glance and comparing them all, it was clear Westminster was the right school for my kids. This school commits itself not to a grade point average, Freshman college acceptance, or other "short term goals." They take the LONG view of education in seeking to make life long learners, with a Christian worldview, in every student. The teachers are outstanding, compassionate, and as dedicated to a student's growth and maturation as they are to the material being taught. Even the arts, athletics, and club events are directed with the same ultimate focus. My oldest is now in college, and is definitely seeing the value of her education at WSA like never before.
- Posted by Parent - Matt
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 - scoki
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 - jessi
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 - rhond
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 - donal
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 - cmhea
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