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A dynamic, engaging education. A nurturing, inclusive community. 

Middle Division

Grades 7 & 8

Windward’s Middle School administration and faculty create a vibrant academic environment that fosters student success in all areas of school life.

Prep Division

Grades 9 & 10

Prep Division students are encouraged to take advantage of new opportunities and challenges as they begin to define themselves as young scholars and adolescents.

Collegiate Division

Grades 11 & 12

In the Collegiate Division, students apply the skills and learning habits they have honed in previous years to increasingly more challenging and rigorous course material.

By The Numbers

550

Current Students

8:1

Student/Teacher Ratio

55

Honors Courses and AP's

16

Average Class Size

84%

Teachers Hold Master's Degrees

25% 

Teachers Hold Doctorates

125 

League Titles

2.3M

Committed to Financial Aid

News & Social

Our Story

1968-1971 1971 1972 1982 1987 1994-1997 2000 2007 2009 2011 2016

1968-1971

Teachers Shirley Windward and Carl Parsons, sharing a mutual joy of teaching and a desire to “open up” their classes, decide to open their own school on the West Side.

1971

Windward School opens at 3118 Wilshire Boulevard with an enrollment of 68 students.

1972

The first Windward Graduation takes place at the home of Robert Feldman ’73 and Rich Feldman ’77. Six students graduated.

Old Campus Shot

1982

Continuing to grow and needing additional space for new programs, Windward moves to its present site, a 9.5 acre, multi-building campus at 11350 Palms Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Tom Head of School Announcement

1987

Tom Gilder named Head of School.

Timeline 1994 Campus

1994-1997

Science labs are extended, locker rooms are built, the Annual Fund increases from a $200,000 to a $350,000 level, and enrollment reaches 350 students.

Bridge

2000

The Leichtman-Levine Bridge opens.

Timeline 2007 Render

2007

The Board of Trustees sets a campaign goal of $18 million and approves construction of the Science, Dance, and Music Center, as well as the Center for Teaching and Learning.

2009 Timeline Campus

2009

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Science, Dance, and Music Center open, adding 40,000 square feet of new program space.

Tom and Shirley 40th

2011

Windward celebrates its 40th Anniversary and Tom Gilder’s 25 years as Head of School.

Gym Timeline

2016

Windward renovates the Lewis Jackson Memorial Sports Complex