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Welcome to Great Hearts Western Hills, Serving Grades K-8

Dear Spartan Families,

It is truly an honor to welcome you, whether old friends or new friends, to the Great Hearts Western Hills community. I use the word “community” because it has special meaning for us at the liberal arts academy. It comes from the Latin words “communis” meaning “shared in common,” and “communitas,” meaning “public spirit” or “with-ness.” In short, “community,” when used as a noun, can be defined as a fellowship of people who result from the sharing of common attitudes, loves, and goals. C. S. Lewis, the author of the Narnia series, remarks that “…What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” We are a unique community of friends–students, parents, and faculty–bonded together by our shared love of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful; a fellowship of people striving to live the habits of happiness connected to the cardinal virtues… in essence, The Good Life.

I hope that the joy and wonder experienced in our classrooms spill out of our four walls and into your car rides and dinner table conversations, parties and gatherings, camping trips and excursions, and to the far corners of San Antonio. So, as we embark on year four as an academy, we invite you to our flourishing community, where we hope to build a legacy of rich traditions with you.

In that spirit of flourishing, Great Hearts Western Hills exists to build an intentional community of learners actively involved in the process of loving what is True, Good, and Beautiful.

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year… where we are Spartan Strong!



Headmaster Keffer