|Working together, Westminster students compete against other schools through a variety of teams. Through these teams, students learn the power of drawing on their own gifts and talents as well as those of others, how to be part of a group, and how contribute toward a common goal.|
Westminster’s Debate Team is a nationally competitive policy debate team. Students compete in pairs against schools from all over the United States. Ninth Graders generally attend Georgia tournaments, Tenth Graders usually compete at regional tournaments in Kentucky or North Carolina, and Eleventh and Twelfth Graders compete at tournaments ranging from Texas to Nevada to Illinois. Regular attendance at practice is expected, although students can take time off occasionally for other activities. Debate students gain in-depth research, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. A Middle School team, open to Seventh and Eighth Graders, competes in several Atlanta-area tournaments every semester. Learn more about Westminster Debate here.
The Math Team always excels with outstanding performances, placing in a number of local, regional, and national competitions. Interested Middle School students are invited to join the Mathcounts club as competitors or non-competitors. (Middle and Upper) Learn more about the Math Team here.
|Model United Nations|
The Model United Nations prepares students to participate in local and regional conferences, which are an authentic simulation of the meetings held by the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Participation is open year-round to all Upper School students based on interest and dedication to international relations. MUN meets once a week to practice, and usually competes in one conference per semester. Competitions are generally over three days—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—and some conferences require overnight stay. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors.
|Science Bowl and Science Olympiad|
The Westminster Science Olympiad and Science Bowl team is for Upper School students interested in working with other students on a wide range of science topics. Each participant specializes in several of the 23 events possible, which range from astronomy to microbiology. Some events are written, some are lab-based, and some require constructions of devices. Westminster hosts an invitational tournament in November and competes at a regional tournament in February as well as the state tournament in March. In addition, Westminster has often represented Georgia at the National Tournament in recent years. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors.
|WiredCats Robotics Team|
The WiredCats Robotics Team provides Upper School students the opportunity to learn teamwork skills through the construction of robots and participation in competitions through FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
. As they fashion their robot for competition, students use cutting edge engineering tools and software. The Build Team designs, constructs, and programs the robots, while Team Operations handles outreach, communications, finance, team strategy, marketing, and other business. The WiredCats participate in competitions in and out of state, where the FIRST spirit of gracious professionalism is evident and the collaboration of engineers, judges, student mentors, coaches, and other students around the world is always gratifying. The team is committed to the principles of conservation, recycling, and sustainability. A Middle School WiredCats club is also offered. Learn more about the team here.