Westminster’s traditional liberal arts and sciences program provides students with a curriculum that stretches and inspires them to be lifelong learners. The robust curriculum includes a full slate of 23 Advanced Placement offerings, honors courses and myriad electives and independent study opportunities. Westminster students strive for excellence within a culture that encourages involvement in a wide range of topics and activities, dynamic, layered relationships with faculty members, and the drive to embody the academic “grit and grace” that defines Westminster.
Dedicated and Accomplished Faculty
Westminster’s faculty members possess impressive diplomas, mastery of their subject matter, and years of experience. More importantly, however, faculty dedicate themselves to teaching, mentoring and engaging with our students. We are able to challenge and stretch our students, because a dedicated, skilled and caring faculty supports, guides and works closely with the young people in their classrooms.
Small classes and abundant opportunities for extra help ensure close personal attention to each student. Further, because nearly 85% of the faculty lives on campus, students and teachers come together in countless settings – the dining hall, the practice rooms of Werner Centennial Center, the locker rooms and on the fields and courts, faculty apartments and common rooms. Inevitably, students and faculty members quickly become a major presence in each other’s lives. This familiarity is tantamount to creating the close-knit community that remains at the heart of Westminster’s mission and it enables students to see their teachers as approachable, making extra help easier to achieve.