A Partnership Between Parents and School
There is something special happening at Westminster. For almost 50 years, God has remained faithful, and as we reflect on what He is doing, particularly through the partnership between parents and the school, we see how God has blessed us. Parents Advancing Westminster (PAW) is evidence of this as it continues to serve the school. PAW connects parents with the broader Westminster community by hosting multiple events throughout the year as well as weekly prayer groups.
Each week, nearly 50 moms and dads attend different prayer groups on Westminster’s campus. It is a time to reflect on what God has done and is currently doing in the school as well as pray for His work to continue in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. The College Moms in Prayer group also prays for our alumni.
Granotta Farquharson says that being part of Moms in Prayer, another weekly prayer group, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences she has had as a Westminster parent. She says, “What a blessing and sacrifice for these women taking the time to pray each week for our school, teachers, staff, community, and most of all our students.”
Westminster is more than a building. It is a place of growth for students and parents alike. When parents search for the right school to send their children to, the environment—the community—matters. Middle school and high school are vital times during the development of young minds. It is a time when students shape and develop, growing and maturing into what God has designed for them, and our parents continuously pray for God’s work in the lives of their children.
As you step into the Grand Entry, you see a single word high above the steps: H.O.U.S.E.
In everything, we seek to Honor Christ, Own the Outcome, Unite in Gratitude, Set the Example, and Empower Each Other. Our desire is for our students to live out each of these tenets.
From academics to athletics to the arts, we seek to see God’s work in the lives of our students to reflect his love and mercy.
“During our evaluation of college preparatory schools, [our daughter] said, ‘this feels like home,'” says Jill Skaer. “It was the simplest reason and the only answer we needed to hear. We considered many options, and it was clear once we came to the campus this was where our family could allow her to grow and become a young adult ready to be a light in the world.”
This article was originally published in our alumni magazine, Chimes. Read more from the Winter 2022 issue.