Founded in 1888, Westminster School’s community inspires students of promise to cultivate a passion for learning, explore and develop diverse talents in a balanced program, to reach well beyond the ordinary, to live with intelligence and character, and to commit to a life of service beyond self.
Grit & Grace is more than just Westminster’s motto. These are words that define and distinguish Westminster School. They represent a tradition, a culture, an attitude, an aspiration, a way of life for our students and faculty, an advantage for our graduates. Grit characterizes the effort students make to meet our high expectations for academic work, athletics, and community involvement. Grace speaks to the way they negotiate these responsibilities with generosity of spirit, good manners and respect for all. The unique and powerful combination of grit and grace is what makes Westminster people successful, not only here, but also later in life. Where grit and grace come together, where excellence meets opportunity, almost anything is possible.
Westminster is a small school, with big opportunities — a place where you will be known and supported and have access top-notch facilities, faculty and programming. Westminster’s core values — community, character, balance and involvement — shape daily life at Westminster.