To ‘prove God right’ is a journey, but, with His guidance, we can learn to travel every day, step by step, following His lead. As teachers and students, we may struggle and fail, but as we support each other and learn from our mistakes, we come to the conclusion that God must be the center of and reason for everything. This is Weimar Academy’s whole focus.
According to Ellen G. White, true education includes more than just academics. True education benefits one’s whole being. It should affect not only the life here, but also the life to come. A typical day for a Weimar Academy student includes exercise, classes, choir, work, and play. On a weekly basis, total community involvement, outdoor activities, and spiritual outreach add variety to daily activities. With all there is to do, in no time, weeks become months, months become years, and eventually, years add up and it’s time to graduate. However, the time spent at this school is meant to impact a student’s life, not only for the years spent here, but for eternity.
Weimar Academy Class of 2021
Having been involved with Weimar Academy for the past six years, three of which I have spent enrolled in the Academy, I have had my fair share of Weimar Academy experiences. I have seen people grow not only physically, but spiritually.
As a freshman, I never thought the time would come for me to graduate, yet here I am nearing the end of my journey. This place that I have come to love has so much to offer, but it is up to the individual to decide whether or not to accept those offers. If you take advantage of the opportunities that the Academy provides, you won’t be disappointed.
Weimar Academy Class of 2020
Looking back on my time at Weimar Academy, I realize that I have missed many opportunities. The optional spiritual activities and Bible studies that I neglected to attend, the meaningful conversations that were cut short for lack of time – all these were opportunities to grow that I missed. I am now entering my Senior year here at the Academy and if there is one thing that I have learned, it is this: don’t put anything off ‘til tomorrow unless you are willing to lose it forever.
Today, I can say I am a different person than when I first came. With the help of teachers and experiences that pushed me out of my comfort zone, I have truly been able to deepen my relationship with Christ and have learned to prove Him right.
Weimar Academy is a place often thought to be under a strict conservative regime, but, in actuality, it is not as bad as many think; the students here are actually cool people. The students of Weimar Academy are Christian teenagers who simply have a genuine desire to learn and to love and serve God with all their hearts. It is really the people that make the place what it is. Attending Weimar Academy is a great opportunity to get to know God and develop lifelong friends if that is your sincere desire.
Here in the dorm, there are some responsibilities that you might not have had at home. You will not have mommy and daddy here to do your laundry, prod you on to do your homework, or give you everything you might want or need. The deans are here to help and guide the students, but you will have to take care of yourself in some respects.
Beyond the Classroom
There will never be the “perfect” student, but here at Weimar Academy, you will find students who aim for Christ’s perfection.
Because Christ is such an important part of our lives, you’ll find that praising God comes easily to us. Every morning before classes, we begin with a time for song and worship. Every morning, a student shares a worship thought. There is something special about how each student describes God in his or her personal way, and while speaking up-front may seem intimidating at first, it is an opportunity you will not regret taking.
Another time set aside for each student to learn about and experience God is Week of Prayer. Every semester, Weimar Academy hosts a guest speaker to teach us about practical Christianity. Through the messages of the speakers, and the time spent together in prayer, each academy student is able to see a clearer picture of Christ that they can then reflect to others.
It is our desire for Christ to be increased in everything we do, and we hope that this desire is reflected in every prospective student as well.
Weimar Academy Class of 2020
To Heal a Hurting World
Everything that Jesus did during His life and ministry on this earth was for the benefit of others, and, as followers of Christ, we should strive every day to live as Jesus did. That is why here at Weimar Academy, every student is given opportunities to serve.
One of these activities is TCI (Total Community Involvement). As a part of this initiative, the whole school goes out one day every week to connect with those in the community instead of doing regular classes in the morning. The students make new friends by going door to door, offering help with yard work and housework, and showing community members Weimar Institute’s various programs which can help them with their physical, mental, and spiritual health.
One of the service highlights of the year is our annual two-week mission trip. Every student has the opportunity to go out and serve God in another non-local location for two weeks. This gives students fresh perspectives and sheds light on the way people live in places where ordinary necessities are not accessible.
Words of kindness, looks of sympathy, expressions of appreciation, would to many a struggling, lonely one be as a cup of cold water to a thirsty soul.
A word of cheer, an act of kindness, would go far to lighten the burdens that are resting heavily upon weary shoulders. It is in unselfish ministry that true happiness is found. And every word and deed of such service is recorded in the books of heaven as done for Christ.”
Weimar Academy is a place where students come not just to learn new things, but to offer what they have learned to the world around them. Sharing what God has done for them is integrated fully into the program.
Through giving worship for the whole student body, music ministry, doing yard work for the community, and actively seeking to help each other, students are encouraged to make Christ-like service a part of their lives. When sharing the Gospel of Jesus through service to others becomes a habit, there is no limit to how God can use their talents all throughout their lives!