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Westminster Academy Overview

Memphis' only Classical Christian school educating children in grades JK-12

Purpose
Westminster Academy was established in 1996 as Memphis’ only JK-12th grade classical Christian school. We are committed to providing a classical and biblically based education that glorifies God. We plan our curriculum with the end in mind so that even our smallest students are learning the skills necessary to become eloquent and wise graduates.
Vision
Westminster Academy aims to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire that they see all learning as under the authority of Christ, seeking to integrate all subjects together in forming a comprehensive biblical world-view. We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical, and to be unswayed by the world, the flesh, and the devil. We aim to find them well-prepared in all situations, possessing truth and knowledge and the ability to decide and act confidently. We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; developing a lifelong love of learning, and desiring to grow in wisdom. We desire that they know and love the Lord Jesus Christ and His church, having a heart for the unsaved and the courage to give a defense of the hope that is within them. All these we desire our students to possess with humility, thankfulness, and gratitude to God.

We likewise aim to cultivate these same qualities in our faculty and to see them well paid so that they may make a career at Westminster Academy. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students, loving their subjects, and most importantly, loving the Lord in front of their students. We desire that they clearly understand classical education, how it is implemented in their classrooms, and how their work fits into the whole of the trivium; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to grow in their gifts and skills and to be refreshed and renewed. We desire to see them coach and mentor new staff. We desire faculty to serve as academic coaches to students and to identify, nurture, and develop the intellectual, physical, and spiritual gifts of students. We look to see them continue to mature in Christ, to participate joyfully in Christian community through the local church, and to grow in their knowledge of God and the Scriptures.

Westminster Academy functions under the principle of in loco parentis, under the delegated authority of the parents. We believe that the parents are the primary educator and as a school, we partner with them in training up a child in the way he should go. Therefore, we aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for Westminster Academy; to see them well informed about the goals and methods of classical Christian education. We desire our parents to grow with the school and to be involved in and excited about the educational journey of their children. We recognize our own rightful authority in curriculum, policy, and discipline as an independent classical Christian school while also recognizing and respecting the God-given authority of parents over their children, particularly in matters of secondary doctrine and issues pertaining to Christian liberty. Therefore, in the construction of our policies, we want to take care always to acknowledge rather than undermine parental authority. We desire to partner with parents to demonstrate to all our students the body of Christ living joyfully and graciously together in Christian community, and worshiping and serving together in local churches.
Mission
Classical Christian education is the cultivation of virtue and wisdom by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty according to God’s Revelation using the classical liberal arts. Its purpose is to train the soul to love that which is worth loving.
Additional Culture Details
Faith-Based Organization
Headquarters
Memphis, TN
Employees
78 US Employees
Industry
Education - Primary / Secondary School
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