16 students gathered in a converted barn in August of 1858 under the tutelage of Rev. Hummell Wellminster. The mission of the Wellminster Day School was 'to understand the past, to create the future' and to prepare young men of the Wellminster Township for their roles as leaders of their community. Today,
Wellminster Academy prepares over five hundred girls and boys from every region of the nation for success in college, industry, arts, citizenship, service and life in a twenty-first century state of the art coeducational setting.
Wellminster maintains the highest standards of achievement in academics, athletics and the arts while focusing on the individual student. Our blend of meaningful traditions and innovative educational methods emphasizes the balance between personal discipline and personal creativity. Academic excellence, we believe, is the result of a community of learners and instructors who seek not only to meet external expectations, but who develop and maintain internal standards of rigor, review and renewal. We dedicate our facility, faculty, and the resources of our larger community to stimulating and nurturing those learners, and are rewarded with pride in their consistent high achievement.
WELLMINSTER AT A GLANCE
THE SCHOOL: Wellminster is a 4th-12th grade, college preparatory, coeducational boarding school with five hundred and seventy two students: 288 girls and 284 boys. We house 492 boarders, and accommodate 80 day students and children of faculty and staff.
THE FACULTY: The faculty and
administration of Wellminster includes 87 full and part time members. With two sections of 4th-6th graders averaging thirty students per class, our Middle School and High School classrooms average 13-15 students per group.
TUITION AND FEES: The tuition, fees and charges for boarders is $43,867 for boarders and $32,578 for day students. Current tuition supports roughly 45 percent of the cost of each student's education and students receive $3 million dollars annually in full or partial scholarship and financial assistance from the school. An education at Wellminster is subsidized to a large extent from income from endowment, past gifts and current annual giving.