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Posted April 20, 2015
- a parent
This school has everything a parent/child could want in a boarding school.My son is currently a freshman and loves it. The academics are very challenging.The curriculum,expansive.Dorms are comfortable.Campus is gorgeous and sports are mandatory.It is a highly scheduled enviornment in which my son is learning independence and accountability.There is zero tolerate for rule breaking which, as a parent, is comforting. He is well taken care of by dorm parents. His only complaint is the food. We can live with that. We highly recommend this school.
I went to Westminster from public school for my sophomore year and transferred out for junior year. The administration was very unresponsive to problems that the students had, and I was surprised by how many students were expelled/asked to withdraw during my year here. While most classes were well-run and somewhat challenging, the student body is extremely exclusive. Most students are WASPs and those who are not tend to be ostracized. I am now at a much less expensive private school that has provided me with a much better learning environment and academic situation. I would not recommend this school, and was ecstatic when I left campus for the last time.