The Westminster Schools
The Westminster Schools is a private school
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 (K-12) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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. Founded in 1951 and tracing its origins to 1878, Westminster has the largest endowment of any non-boarding school in the United States. The school's expressed mission is "to develop the whole person for college and for life through excellent education."


Westminster originated in 1951 as a reorganization of Atlanta's North Avenue Presbyterian
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 School (NAPS), an affiliate of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Dr. William L. Pressly of Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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, Tennessee
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's McCallie School served as Westminster's first president. The school moved to its current campus in 1953 as the result of a land grant by trustee Fritz Orr.

That same year, Washington Seminary, another local private school founded by two of George Washington
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's great-nieces in 1878, merged with Westminster. The resulting school was co-educational until the sixth grade, with separate schools for boys and girls continuing through the twelfth grade, a practice that continued until 1986 and provided the basis of Westminster's plural name.

In the mid-1950s, Westminster became a test site for a new advanced studies program that would later become the College Board
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's Advanced Placement program. In 1962, the administration building, later named Pressly Hall, was constructed, bringing the number of permanent buildings on campus to four. Three years later, in 1965, Westminster became one of the first southern private schools to integrate
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, and four African American
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 students graduated in 1972. Until 1978, the school also operated as a boarding school
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The school is currently in the process of raising $100 million to further increase its endowment size. The campaign is the third-largest ever for an independent school in the United States.


Westminster is situated on 180 acre (0.7284348 km²) wooded in the Buckhead
Buckhead (Atlanta)
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 community of Atlanta. A new campus road, completed in June 2004, rerouted traffic away from central campus. In addition to a new junior high facility, completed in August 2005, Westminster has six main high school academic buildings — Campbell Hall (1952), Askew Hall (1951), and Robinson
J. Mack Robinson
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 Hall (1992), Broyles Hall (1987), and Pressly Hall (1962). Pressly Hall houses administrative offices, the Malone Dining Hall, and McCain Chapel. Turner Gymnasium underwent major construction and expansion completed in 2000. Broyles Arts Center houses the orchestra, band, theater, and art programs, and also the Campus Center, an area for students to hang out during free time that includes a concession stand. The recently renovated Scott Hall now houses the campus bookstore and technology department after the construction of the Junior High School building. Love Hall (1995) serves as the elementary school. Tull Hall, which was once the dorm rooms for boarding students is now leased by the Georgia Academy of Music, and also serves as a day care for the faculties children.

The campus hosted the Atlanta Marathon
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 from 1964 until 1980.
During the 1996 Olympics the Torch was run through campus, and floor used for the basketball games then is now in Love Hall's gymnasium.

Post-Secondary Education

As a college preparatory school, one of Westminster's primary goals for its students is that they are prepared for and able to receive a post-secondary education.The Westminster schools has the 5th highest success rate(of students and graduates) and 2nd hardest learning program of any non-boarding school in the southern states. The Class of 2009 graduated 191 students, 93 male and 98 female. The universities with the largest matriculation from the class of 2009 were the University of Georgia
University of Georgia
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 with 38, the University of Virginia
University of Virginia
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 with 15, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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 with 10, and Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
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 with 8. The 2009 matriculations are similar to those of other recent graduating classes. Minority enrollment stands as 23.8%, and financial aid is awarded to 15.6% of the student body.


Current school traditions include a student-enforced honor code that forbids lying, cheating, and stealing. In the high school and middle school, the Honor Council oversees honor violation cases, while the Discipline Council oversees cases involving disciplinary actions not in violation of the honor code.

Annual events include Christian Emphasis Week, Homecoming, Senior Mudslide, and Salute to the Arts. Former events include Fieldigras, which was discontinued circa 2000, Westafest, which was discontinued in 1994, and Big Day Off, which was discontinued in 2010.

Westminster maintains a rivalry with the neighboring Lovett School
The Lovett School
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, as well as other area private schools including Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy
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, Marist School, Wesleyan School
Wesleyan School
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, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
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,and Pace Academy
Pace Academy
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Westminster fields 81 athletic teams
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, including baseball
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, basketball
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—boys and girls, cheerleading
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—fall and winter, crew
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, cross country
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—boys and girls, football
American football
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, golf
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—boys and girls, gymnastics
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, lacrosse
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—boys and girls, soccer—boys and girls, softball
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, swimming and diving
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—boys and girls, tennis
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—boys and girls, track and field—boys and girls, volleyball
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, squash
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, and wrestling
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These teams have won 220 state championships since 1951. Westminster has received the Georgia Athletic Directors' Association Directors Cup in its respective classification nine of the ten years it has been awarded, 2000–2008 and 2010, and the GADA Boys and Girls Cup for best all-around boys and girls athletic programs in its respective classification for five years, 2002–2006. The varsity boys' tennis team has won the Georgia State High School AAA State Championship for the past ten seasons, 1999–2009. The boys' team has yielded many Division 1 NCAA scholarship tennis players over the years, and it has won several regional tournaments as well. Head Coach Wade Boggs has been at the helm of the program for 34 years. The Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving teams have won 34 State Championships under coach Pete Higgins, whose accolades through 51 years of coaching include membership in the Georgia Aquatics Hall of Fame, recognition of January 5, 1990 as Pete Higgins Day by the City of Atlanta, among others. Westminster fields the sole varsity squash team south of Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School
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 in Virginia
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 featuring full interscholastic competition; the team placed 16th in the 2004 U.S. National High School Team Championships, held at Yale University
Yale University
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. The team is coached by Tom Rumpler, a former hardball tour player and current U.S. #2 in the 55s-age division.

Extracurricular activities

Westminster places a great deal of focus on extracurricular clubs and activities, with students and faculty devoting time before, during, and after school to these activities. Among the academic extracurricular pursuits are an academic quiz team, math team, and math honors society.

Arts classes are not required for all students, but many extracurricular opportunities in that field are available to students, including a vocal ensemble and men's and women's a cappella, as well as a symphonic band, orchestra, and theater program.

Student publications include The Lynx, the annual yearbook, The Westminster Bi-Line, a monthly newspaper publication, Crossroads, a literary magazine in languages other than English, Embryo, an arts, music, and literature magazine, and Evolutions, a poetry and creative writing periodical.

Service has received increased focus at Westminster in recent years, centered around a Community Service Club, and 56% of high school students participated in non-required service projects in 2008-2009. Notable service clubs include the After School Kids organization for elementary school students and the Campus Conservation Corps, an environmental conservation club focused on educating and affecting environmental change. In addition, the East African Children's Education Fund
East African Children's Education Fund
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, which has raised more than $250,000, the largest of any student run charitable organization in the United States, was founded by a Westminster student and Westminster students remain active in its operation.

Political and social advocacy groups have become more active in the previous two election cycles, and include Young Democrats and Young Republicans associations and a Human Rights Club.

Religious and cultural groups on campus showcase the diverse heritage of the student body. A student-run Christian Life Committee oversees that aspect of student life, including many Bible studies and a branch of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Other groups of this type include Tikkun Olam, a Jewish fellowship club for Junior High students, Nosh, an all-encompassing religious discussion group, and Far Out Far East, a cultural club that explores Eastern cultures and traditions.

Experiential activities have increasingly developed at Westminster, centered around the on-campus summer camp. Junior High students experience activity-filled Immersion Days, freshman go through a two-week Discovery program, and seniors can be members of Peer Leadership, a guidance and counseling program for freshmen.

Other clubs include a FIRST Robotics chapter, which reached the divisional quarterfinals of the FIRST National Championships in its most recent season, a culinary society, and a record breaking club.

Policy Debate

The team has won 16 state championships as well as many large national tournaments, including the national Tournament of Champions
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 in 2011(Daniel Taylor and Ellis Allen), 2010 (Daniel Taylor and Ellis Allen), 2009 (Anshu Sathian and Rajesh Jegadeesh), and 2005 (Anusha Deshpande and Stephen Weil). The 2008-2009 team was ranked first in the country and won multiple national tournaments, including the Greenhill round robin, St. Mark's, the Glenbrooks, Ohio Valley, the Barkley Forum for High Schools, and the University of Georgia's tournaments. The team finished first place (both individually and as a team) at the Glenbrooks Tournament, the largest national debate invitational of the fall semester (2005). The team also won the Greenhill tournament, the Greenhill round robin, and the New Trier tournament in 2006. The team also won the National Debate Coaches' Association Championships in 2007 (Stephen Weil and Sanjena Anshu Sathian) and came in finals in the 2007 Tournament of Champions, also receiving top speaker (Stephen Weil). In addition, the Westminster debate team has both won and been in finals of the Novice and Junior Varsity National Championships, held at Woodward Academy annually in 2005(Priyanka Anand and Stephen Weil), 2007 (Daniel Taylor and Angela Guo), and 2011 (Colin Basco and Dillon Hall). The team has produced more national championships in the last decade than any other school in the country and has received the Baker Cup, the award for the top ranked team in the country three times, in 2007, 2009, and 2011.


Notable alumni
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 of The Westminster Schools include:
  • Margaret Mitchell
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     (Washington Seminary 1917), author, Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
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  • Jeff Galloway
    Jeff Galloway
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     (1963), Olympic 10k runner 1972
  • Taylor Branch
    Taylor Branch
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     (1964), historian and author
  • James H. Shepherd, Jr.
    Shepherd Center
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     (1969), chairman of the board, Shepherd Center
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    , the United States' largest catastrophic care hospital
  • Daniel R. White
    Daniel R. White
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     (1971), author
  • Clark Howard
    Clark Howard
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     (1973), consumer advocate and nationally syndicated radio talk show host
  • Michael McChesney
    Michael McChesney
    Michael C. McChesney , is a founding partner of Five Paces Ventures and has been the founder or Chairman of four successful Internet-based technology companies: SecureWare Inc., Technologics Inc., S1 Corporation and WebTone Technologies, Inc.Michael is a graduate of The Westminster Schools in...

     (1974), founder and chairman, Security First Network Bank
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  • Lisa Borders
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     (1975), president, Atlanta City Council; serves as a trustee of the school
  • Hannah Storm
    Hannah Storm
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     (1979), co-host, "The Early Show and anchor for ESPN
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    's Sports Center"
  • Phillip Alvelda
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     (1982), co-founder, chairman, and CEO, MobiTV
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  • Shuler Hensley
    Shuler Hensley
    -Early life:Hensley was born in Atlanta, Georgia. The youngest of three children, Hensley grew up in Marietta, Georgia. His father, Sam P. Hensley, Jr., is a former Georgia Tech football star, retired civil engineer and former state senator. His mother, Iris Antley Hensley, was a ballerina and the...

     (1985), Broadway
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  • Laurie Dhue
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     (1986), former anchor (2000–2008), Fox News Channel
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  • Lauren Myracle
    Lauren Myracle
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     (1987), author
  • Rand Knight
    Rand Knight
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     (1990), 2008 United States Senate candidate in Georgia
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    -Results:-Democratic:Jim Martin, a former State Representative, former State Human Resources Commissioner, Vietnam War veteran, and 2006 nominee for lieutenant governor, is challenging Chambliss for his seat. He has made his support for PeachCare and other social services a signature issue in the...

  • Rob Kutner
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    -Career:As a writer for Dennis Miller Live, he was nominated for a 2003 Writers' Guild of America Award. After Dennis Miller Live left the air, Kutner went on to write for The Daily Show, where he has won five Emmies to date. Additionally, he has won a Peabody Award and an award from the...

     (1990), writer, "The Daily Show
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  • Brian Baumgartner
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     (1991), actor, "The Office
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  • Ed Helms
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     (1992), former correspondent, "The Daily Show
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    "; actor, "The Office
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    ", The Hangover
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  • Rob Lathan
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     (1994), actor, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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    ," "Human Giant
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  • Brooke Baldwin
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     (1997), news anchor, CNN
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  • Sedrick Hodge
    Sedrick Hodge
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     (1997), former NFL linebacker
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  • Jennifer Stumm
    Jennifer Stumm
    -Life:Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of The Westminster Schools, Stumm studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she was one of the last proteges of the viola pedagogue Karen Tuttle. She also studied astronomy and politics at the University of Pennsylvania,...

     (1997), concert violist
    -Notable violists:A* Julia Rebekka Adler * Sir Hugh Allen , conductor* Kris Allen * Johann Andreas Amon * Paul Angerer , composer* Steven Ansell * Atar Arad * Cecil Aronowitz...

  • Morgan Jahnig
    Old Crow Medicine Show
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     (1998), stand-up bassist, Old Crow Medicine Show
    Old Crow Medicine Show
    Old Crow Medicine Show is an old-time string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called bluegrass, Americana, and alt-country, in addition to old-time. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs...

  • Kaki King
    Kaki King
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     (1998), musician
  • Ansley Cargill
    Ansley Cargill
    Ansley Cargill is a tennis player from the United States, who won four International Tennis Federation Circuit singles titles, and four International Tennis Federation Circuit doubles titles....

     (2000), professional tennis
    Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

     player, WTA Tour
  • Julian Dorio
    Julian Dorio
    -Biography:Julian started drumming at the age of 6, as an original member of the Flying Dorios. The band included his father and his older brother, Michael Dorio of Trances Arc. A high school graduate of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and a college graduate of the University of Georgia, Dorio...

     (2000), musician, "The Whigs
    The Whigs
    The Whigs are an American garage rock band from Athens, Georgia, consisting of lead singer and guitarist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Timothy Deaux.-Biography:...

  • Sada Jacobson
    Sada Jacobson
    Sada Molly Jacobson is an American fencer. Her hometown is Dunwoody, GA. She is the 2008 Olympic Individual Sabre silver medalist and 2004 Olympic Individual Sabre bronze medalist. She has been training at Nellya fencers from a young age.-Background:Jacobson is a daughter of David Jacobson, a...

     (2000), 2008 Summer Olympics
    2008 Summer Olympics
    The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events...

     silver medalist and 2004 Summer Olympics
    2004 Summer Olympics
    The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece from August 13 to August 29, 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team...

     bronze medalist, sabre
    The sabre or saber is a kind of backsword that usually has a curved, single-edged blade and a rather large hand guard, covering the knuckles of the hand as well as the thumb and forefinger...

  • Robert Ransom (2000), pitcher, AA St. Louis Cardinals
    St. Louis Cardinals
    The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division in the National League of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won eleven World Series championships, the most of any National League team, and second overall only to...

  • Noah Britton
    The Best Thing Ever
    The Best Thing Ever is a punk band/performance art group formed by autistic singer/songwriter Noah Britton in the summer of 2003. The label "punk" is adequate to describe the band's influences and ethics, but the sound that they exhibited changed drastically from show to show.-Biography:The Best...

     (2001), musician
  • Parker Gispert
    Parker Gispert
    Parker Gispert is the lead singer of The Whigs. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, a 2001 graduate of The Westminster Schools, and a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Philosophy... After graduating college and self producing and releasing "Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip,"...

     (2001), musician, "The Whigs
    The Whigs
    The Whigs are an American garage rock band from Athens, Georgia, consisting of lead singer and guitarist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Timothy Deaux.-Biography:...

  • Hamilton Jordan, Jr.
    Genghis Tron
    Genghis Tron is a three-piece experimental metal band formed in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco, California. Genghis Tron signed to Relapse Records after releasing two recordings on Crucial Blast. The band is noted for its creative...

     (2002), musician
  • Emily Jacobson
    Emily Jacobson
    Emily Phillipa Jacobson is an American sabre fencer.-Background:Jacobson is a daughter of David Jacobson, a member of the 1974 U.S. National fencing team in saber and also a former Yale fencer, and Tina Jacobson, who has also fenced competitively.She is the younger sister of fellow U.S...

     (2004), 2004 Olympic fencer
  • Gordon Beckham
    Gordon Beckham
    James Gordon Beckham III is a baseball infielder, who plays for the Chicago White Sox.-Personal life:...

     (2005), 2009 winner of The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award
    The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award
    The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1946 by The Sporting News .*In 1947-48, and again in 1950, a single award was given for all of Major League Baseball....

  • Charles Judson Wallace
    Charles Judson Wallace
    Charles Judson Wallace , known as CJ or Judson Wallace, is an American basketball player currently playing for FC Barcelona Bàsquet in Spain's ACB league...

     (2001), professional basketball player
  • Stan Whitmire
    Stan Whitmire
    -Life and work:Whitmire was born in Atlanta, Georgia and learned to play the piano from the age of four. He graduated from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and Georgia State University....

    , pianist


  • The film "The Blind Side
    The Blind Side (film)
    The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical drama film. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL...

    " was filmed on the school's campus in June 2009, with students, parents, teachers and coaches acting as extras.
  • Revenue and expenses: $37,900,424. Tuition represents 63.8% of revenue.
  • SAT
    The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a nonprofit organization in the United States. It was formerly developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service which still...

    Average: 2080 out of 2400 in 2006; 1380 out of 1600 in 2005.

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