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Principal's Welcome



I believe that Walker Memorial Academy offers a Seventh-day Adventist Christian education to the students of the greater Highlands County community.  Established in 1947, WMA has been serving families for nearly 75 years.  Three-quarters of a century is a long time, but there is a lot more to Walker Memorial Academy than being one of the most established schools in the area.  What makes WMA different is our commitment to the development of the whole child.  We strive to help students develop spiritually, academically, and for service to fellow man.   It’s this character alongside intellect approach that’s proven successful for going on 100 years.

Walker Memorial Academy is fundamentally and unapologetically Christian, which means everyone is welcome.  Rest assured that while students are not required to practice or follow any specific religion they will be introduced to and encouraged to accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior.   Introducing students and families to Jesus Christ is the reason WMA exists.  Spiritual growth is the first step on the road to Walker Memorial Academy’s goal to develop the whole person.

Over the past 75 years, WMA graduates have attended numerous prestigious universities, medical, dental, and graduate schools.  WMA understands and encourages the coexistence of spiritual and academic excellence.  Our curriculum was developed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and is practiced by over 1000 schools across the country.  Being a member school of the largest educational network in the world provides WMA students access to unlimited academic resources and certified teachers with the training to implement the curriculum with precision-like expertise.

Walker Memorial Academy believes in creating community.  A community where people follow the example of Jesus Christ and serve each other.  The culture being created at WMA expects students to treat each other with respect and dignity.  Faculty and staff are expected to treat students with the same respect, it’s an earned respect that fosters appreciation and a sense of community.  The spirit of togetherness is noticeable on campus.

Choosing an educational community for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent.   If you are looking for a Christ-centered, academic education that appreciates the core values of putting others first, you’ll want to consider Walker Memorial Academy for your child’s education.




Michael R. Berglund


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