Category: Upper School

  • What can students learn from chariot races and ring toss?

    Third graders scream with frightened excitement. Tenth graders pull with all their might. And with a final mighty heave, the winning chariot pulls across the finish line in one monumental effort of amazing strength. This is the 3rd Grade Greek Olympics. The day starts with tenth graders and their third grade buddies teaming up in
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  • 2019 House Rhetoric Challenge

    Written By Catherine Baum Every year, Westminster’s house system holds a series of Namesake Challenges, one of which is the Rhetoric Challenge, issued by Columba house. The Rhetoric Challenge charges one student from each house in the 10th-12th grade to present a first-person narrative explaining the life and significance of their respective namesake. On September
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  • Becket House Unveils Newly Remodeled Room

    As with all of the houses, symbolism and ceremony are everyday aspects of Becket house life. Throughout the new house room, which was recently unveiled after a summer-long renovation, notes of Thomas Becket’s God-serving life can be found: in the elegant glass plaque, the painted archways that hint at the cathedral in which Becket served,
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  • Westminster Academy Golf Teams Wrap Up Inaugural Season

    This year, Westminster Athletics added golf to the roster of sports available at the school. The golf program consisted of four teams for the first year, middle school and high school boys and girls, and all of them had great initial outings. The teams and individual players proved to be competitive in a field of
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  • Applications, Essays, Exams…College Prep at Westminster

    On September 9th, the Class of 2020 congregated in the school library with the heads of college guidance for a day of working towards the future by way of college applications, essays, letters of recommendation and more. But the foundations for this day of college prep work were laid long before the first application was
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  • Four Houses, One Community

    House systems have become increasingly popular among high schools in the last several years. While most exist to foster community and camaraderie, the house system at Westminster Academy is about so much more than social time and house pride. When we dig in, we find the intentional cultivation of virtues and leadership opportunities for students.
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