April 06, 2011
I'm a student at Westminster, and have been since 9th grade. The school is simply incredible: students are very friendly, the faculty are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects, and the campus and facilities are just otherworldly. However, if you are switching, be prepared for a rough adjustment period, especially academically. The courses are all taught college-style, with minimal, if any, grade inflation, and the workload, especially at the beginning and end of each semester, can be overwhelming. In addition, tests are based, more so in advanced courses, on insight and deep understanding of topics rather than simple regurgitation of facts and formulae. You will almost certainly have to change your study habits, and don't be surprised if you go from straight A's to mainly B's and C's, especially if you are enrolling in honors and AP courses, as the caliber of the average Westminster student is head and shoulders above the average student at any other school. But if you are looking for a place to challenge yourself in all aspects of schooling, Westminster is the school for you.
- submitted by a community member