Westminster School was founded fifty years ago as an alternative Montessori preschool and has gradually and purposefully evolved through the years. The Lower School grew one grade at a time between 1970 and 1975. The Middle School began in 1978 with sixth and seventh graders and graduated its first eighth grade class in 1980. Thirty-three more have followed, and the School now has over 1700 alums world-wide. From its beginning in 1963 with ten students and four teachers, the School has grown to over 550 students with a faculty and staff of 90, but it has never lost sight of its purpose—to teach kids to think well, work hard, and work well together.