"Westminster School seeks curious and engaged students who want to grow and learn in a challenging and supportive environment. Students who are motivated to become their best selves both in and out of the classroom, taking advantage of the myriad of opportunities Westminster has to offer."
“At Westminster, we aspire to an extraordinarily ambitious commitment to secondary education, a commitment to nurture the participation of our diverse school community across our entire program — from academics, to studios and labs, gyms, fields and rink, and service to our Hartford community partners. Westminster students are inspired by opportunities to make a difference in all their endeavors.”
"Through gritty trial and error, Westminster students grow into independent learners who are curious, critical thinkers. With the support of faculty, students gain the skills to understand the world around them and enrich their communities at school and beyond."
"The visual and performing arts program at Westminster weaves the community together and nurtures the spirit of the Westminster campus. The arts at Westminster inspire students of all levels of experience from the very beginner to the advanced artist to practice the freedom of creative self-expression. Professional teachers guide students to work through the creative process from inception to the presentation, building a lifelong respect and appreciation for the arts."
Kerry Kendall Head of Visual and Performing Arts Department
"Athletic success at Westminster is measured not only by wins and losses, but through the bonds created between teammates and coaches, individual and team improvement, and personal growth. When students learn how to be competitors and how to cooperate with one another, they are better prepared to be citizens of the global world."
“Driven by a desire to serve young people and conscious of the opportunities for private schools to support a public purpose, Westminster School’s mission statement concludes with the call ‘to commit to a life of service beyond self.’ Westminster’s Hartford Partnership programs aim to deliver on that mission while making a direct impact on people and programs in Hartford.”
Patrick Owens Executive Director, Horizons at Westminster & Hartford Partnerships
“Involvement will be the key to your success at Westminster School. Get involved with the arts, try a sport you've never played, start your own club, run for student council. You will get out of this experience exactly what you put into it. Do these things early in your life — keep seeking more opportunities for growth.”
A range of opportunities abound, including joining a student-organized a cappella group, providing choreography or musical accompaniment for a Chapel presentation, or contributing art, photography or writing to a publication such as The Westminster News or The Martlet, our student/faculty art and literary magazine. As part of two core values, balance and involvement, students are required to participate in at least one arts course; however, many students pursue their creativity in multiple arts courses as well as additional after-school activities.
Our Arts Galleries, Venues & Facilities Showcasing the work, talents and inspirations for our students and the community, Westminster offers impressive spaces and facilities that meet every need. From the classrooms, to the gallery and rehearsal spaces, to our performance venues, we pride ourselves on having professional spaces that support the arts and showcase student work.
Galleries The Baxter Gallery, adjoining Armstrong Atrium in the Armour Academic Center, showcases the school's permanent collection of paintings, prints and sculpture dating from the late 19th to the early 21st century. The collection includes work created by Westminster alumni, former faculty, and internationally-known artists that was generously donated to the school by Westminster alumni and their families. Every spring, the gallery is transformed into exhibition space for the annual Alumni Art Show, which highlights the work of several alumni artists.
Students of all levels display their work in a variety of visible spaces on campus, including the intimate Hamilton Art Gallery, Chapel Gallery, and Fearn Hall which feature several student and faculty exhibits each year.
Venues Werner Centennial Center, Andrews Chapel, Armour Academic Center: Armstrong Atrium, Gund Reading Room, Sejong Auditorium
Facilities Hamilton Arts Center, Werner Centennial Center, outdoors
List of 12 members.
Kerry Anne Kendall
Head of Visual and Performing Arts Department, Director of Art Galleries, Annual Gund Event Coordinator
String Ensemble Director
Director of Music, Chapel Organist
Concert Band and Jazz Band Director
Andrew Marco 11
Technical Director of Werner Centennial Center
Dean of Student Life, Director of Theater & Dramat Productions
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students In keeping with our support for a diverse community, Westminster abides by all applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, including race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national and ethnic origin, ancestry and/or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Westminster admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.