The Academic Quiz Team fields both a Varsity and Junior Varsity squad for regional and statewide meets, in both the Middle and Upper Schools. Participation is open year-round to students based on interest and dedication to the sport of academic quiz competition. This involves quick responses to a range of multi-disciplinary questions. During the 2016-17 school year, the team won the Georgia Academic Team Association’s Varsity State Championship.
Debate students gain in-depth research, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. The Middle School Debate Team, open to seventh and eighth graders, competes in several Atlanta-area tournaments every semester.
The Upper School Debate Team is a nationally competitive policy debate team. Students compete in pairs against schools from all over the United States.
The debate program continues its winning streak in 2016-17, most notably placing first at the National Debate Coaches Association National Championship and reaching the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions. One Westminster debate pair was ranked seventh out of more than 1,000 pairs of students in the nation.
Math team students to work together and to compete in many forms—from quick single-team six-question short answer “GMLs” taken here at Westminster, to Monday afternoon four-team “GAMEs” at a variety of schools around metro Atlanta, to weekend hundred-team invitational meets at colleges and universities around the Southeast.
The Model United Nations prepares students to participate in local and regional conferences, which are an authentic simulation of the meetings held by the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Participation is open year-round to all Upper School students based on interest and dedication to international relations. Model UN meets once a week to practice, and usually competes in one conference per semester.
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.
The WiredCats Robotics Team provides 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.
Discipline Councils members in the Upper and Middle School play a key role in shaping school culture by enforcing school rules governing student conduct. Under the supervision of the faculty advisors, council members convene to provide a fair and consistent way to identify and address infractions of the conduct policies at Westminster.
Honors Councils in the Upper and Middle School promote the honor system at Westminster to ensure a fair and consistent approach to identify and address infractions of the Honor Code. The councils protects the Westminster community against honor violations and provides the intervention and remediation that will nurture those who have violated the Honor Code.
Student Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC) serves as a campus resource and support network for the school community. Members facilitate constructive dialogue around issues of diversity, social justice, and privilege. The group hosts a variety of on-campus community-centered activities to help foster conversations around issues of race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, disability status, gender, and sexual identity.
Student Diversity Leadership Council, Junior is open to any Middle School student; the club watches film, reads articles, and takes action around the issues of race, class, and gender in our community and world.
Discovery Leaders serve as primary facilitators of the Ninth Grade Discovery experience by working closely with Discovery faculty to plan a complete Discovery experience.
Service Corps members design, fund, promote and implement curricular and extracurricular service activities initiated by council members, fellow students, and faculty. The Upper School students promote service develop skills in both leadership and philanthropy and are service role models in the Westminster community.
Student Government represents the student body in communications between the administration, faculty, and students; to promote interest in schoolwide activities; to interpret school policy to the student body and to encourage support of this policy; to recommend possible changes in policy to the administration; and to assist the administration in developing a plausible program to implement these changes.
Class Officers provides leadership, nurture spirit, and foster unity for each of their respective genders and grades through a variety of special projects.