Westminster Schools of Augusta

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Westminster Schools of Augusta Photo #1 - Knox Hall, the newest addition to campus, holds several offices, a commons area, a modern kitchen and cafeteria, study rooms, media center, and foreign language programs.
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 Photo #10 - 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 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.

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School Overview

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
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$160
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students539 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Westminster Schools of Augusta Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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 score1278
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes2020-21 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
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,200
Acceptance Rate
89%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDawn McCraith
Admissions AssociateMolly Wright

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.31 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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Clay Shooting

School Notes

  • 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

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Augusta
    Grades: NS-8 | 357 students
    1.8 miles
    2248 Walton Way
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 733-1192
    1.8 NS-8
    357
  • Augusta
    Grades: PK-12 | 575 students
    3.1 miles
    313 Baston Road
    Augusta, GA 30907
    (706) 863-2905
    3.1 PK-12
    575
  • Augusta
    Grades: K-8 | 436 students
    1.2 miles
    1220 Monte Sano Avenue
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 733-6193
    1.2 K-8
    436
  • Augusta
    Grades: NS-12 | 444 students
    3.9 miles
    285 Flowing Wells Rd
    Augusta, GA 30907
    (706) 434-2381
    3.9 NS-12
    444
  • Augusta
    Grades: NS-12 | 392 students
    3.9 miles
    1326 Broad Street
    Augusta, GA 30901
    (706) 828-6624
    3.9 NS-12
    392

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
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We have been a part of the Westminster family for 14 years. Our oldest started in kindergarten and is now a sophomore in college. The study habits, writing skills, and time management skills that she learned at Westminster made the transition to college a very easy one for her. She is excelling in her studies. Our other 2 children are currently in the middle-and upper school. Westminster has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic so well that we have seen zero negative impact on our children's academic progress. As of December, Westminster has continued on-campus learning 5 days a week while taking every precaution and following all CDC guidelines to keep our children safe. We are so grateful to Westminster's dedicated faculty and staff. They not only challenge and prepare our children academically, but they truly care for them personally.
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I love Westminster. I have one child who graduated WSA, and two others who are currently enrolled in the upper school. I have been so pleased with the academics, rigor, and the quality of teaching that my children have received. My daughter, who is currently at UGA, started college with a years worth of college credit which I attribute to the variety of AP, Dual Enrollment, and honors classes that were offered. My children have been loved, nurtured, and cared for within this wonderful, God-loving school community.
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Westminster is a true gift to the Augusta community. We toured other private schools, but the moment our family stepped onto the Westminster campus, we knew this was the place for us. We are going into year 2 at WSA, and we absolutely made the right decision. We moved to the area in the midst of the school year, and our family was quickly embraced and loved. "Excellence" is the word we would use to describe our experience at WSA. The campus, the staff, administration, and teachers are kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and passionate about their students, their jobs, their school, their faith, and their community. At WSA, the education is well-rounded. It was important to our family that our daughter experience the highest quality in academic standards while also focusing on honoring the Lord. This is our experience at WSA. It is evident that Westminster is setting a firm biblical foundation while emphasizing the importance of serving others and being the hands and feet of Jesus. We have also been impressed with the family atmosphere, the quality of the education, arts, and culture, the focus on safety, the solid foundation of love and faith, and the care and service to the community. Our daughter is not only learning these things at home, but these characteristics and qualities are being reinforced and taught at school. These things are priceless, especially now. We are honored to be a Wildcat family. We can't say enough great things. We highly recommend Westminster Schools of Augusta!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!!
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