WESTMINSTER ACADEMY

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5601 N FEDERAL HWY
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
School Information
  • School Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 142.9
  • Number Students: 2000
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Tracey Wood
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (1034 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (37 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-01-01
    "This school was absolutely fantastic. The teachers are friendly and knowledgeable and really care about the students. It is a great safe environment that provides a high quality education. I know every teacher personally from pre k through 12 and they are all very qualified and nice people. If you are looking for a strong academic education in a christian environment you can't go wrong with this school."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-11-01
    "conservative administration but a laid back attitude from students, sometimes religious aspect of school can be overbearing"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-11-01
    "My son and daughter went to Westminster Academy. We love the small class sizes and the excellent curriculum."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-10-01
    "Gosh, i have had so much fun here. The people are honestly hilarious. It's a really great place to grow, just because there are a lot of genuine and real people here who are open about the stuff they're going through. I have had so many fun things happen to me over the years. When i was in eighth grade, there was a girl in my class who found a tiny pair of whitey-tighties on the ground next to a picnic table, so she literally picked them up, carried them upstairs, and hung them on the civics teacher's door handle in the middle school hallway so that the owner could find them again. Obviously she got in trouble, but i don't know, it was hilarious at the time. My entire class went on a trip to D.C. last year, which was SO amazing. Lots of the kids hadn't seen snow before, and even though it was dirty and gross they were totally amazed by it. While we were there, me and my friends and i stayed up till like ten o'clock in the hotel watching tv and eating ramen. It was great. We sang tons of songs while in the bus and got lost in museums. I will never forget it. If you come to this school and you are kind and outgoing then i PROMISE you that you will make real, quality friends that will stay with you forever."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-10-01
    "I really love this school! the classes are pretty small (about 60 or 70, depending on your grade), so basically everyone knows each other. We are sort of like a big, dysfunctional family. Because of that, being new can be a bit rough here, especially in middle school (i came in 7th grade) just because everyone is really close. Ive noticed, though, that if you are outgoing and work hard to make friends, you will do just fine. Middle school here definitely has cliques, just like any other school, but when high school comes they DEFINITELY start to dissappear. Mostly everyone is nice and easy to get to know, if you're outgoing. In terms of the teachers, I have found that some classes are way harder than others depending on who you have. I have had a couple teachers who basically treat the students like kindergarteners, giving out "classroom dojo points" or "privilege passes", while other teachers genuinely challenge the class. There are brilliant people here, and i know a lot of kids who are talented students, artists, photographers, athletes, and more. The school is very religious, and they teach from a christian perspective, which is good, but it does get in the way of students thinking for themselves. Basically every time I have tried to challenge a teacher's perspective, whether it has to do with theology or science, I have been shut down. They really try to avoid tricky subjects like evolution and stuff like that, but the new headmaster is trying to improve in the whole "talking about controversial things and letting kids think for themselves" area. At westminster, the entire upper school has a split day schedule, so we have A days and B days, each with four classes a day. It can be exhausting having so sit through an hour and a half of lessons, but it definitely makes the homework load lighter. Its also nice because we get long elective periods, too. I honestly just love it here, it's a place where i can be myself have fun, but still learn and grow. It's great!"
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