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Westminster Academy

5003 Lawson Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39507

(228) 868-1312


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The potential of each child is untapped. The experiences in an elementary school can mold and
develop the child into an adolescent who can build and grow independently. A child who has the
basic cognitive skills can proceed at a higher level of learning with independence. A child who
has the basic cognitive skills can pick areas of interest in which to develop. Responsibility of
learning can rest upon the student when the student has a good foundation.
The curriculum has to be flexible in order for students to learn at appropriate group and
individual developmental stages. Emphasis will be placed upon the acquisitions and
development of the skills and abilities necessary for becoming an independent learner.
A child is a social being. The child who lives in a changing society also has obligations to that
The total development of the child is not accomplished alone. The school cannot totally
influence or shape the child into a “well-rounded� individual. The home and the school need to
be interwoven as a single force, one reinforcing the other. If the goals of the school and home
are separate and different, the home and school can only serve to cancel the influence of the
This elementary school is built for children; the needs of the child are met first. The wants of the
child are met as they serve the needs. WA endeavors to provide a school life based upon the
above philosophy."
Excerpted from the preschool's website