Westminster Academy

The Westminster Academy is the laboratory school of the Music Education Department and the Westminster Conservatory. Classes are taught in a residency program at John Witherspoon Middle School, located in Princeton, and to homeschooled students at Westminster Conservatory, located on the Westminster campus. Opportunities for teaching internships are provided for graduate students in music education as well as practicum experience for undergraduate Music Education majors. The teaching philosophy at Westminster Academy embraces Critical Theory, connecting music teaching in the context of social change. Lessons are designed to meet individual student learning styles and the teaching strategies are framed in Critical Pedagogy. The curriculum seeks to affect transformative learning for both students and their teachers.