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


Current Students


Student/Teacher Ratio


Honors Courses and AP's


Average Class Size


Teachers Hold Master's Degrees


Teachers Hold Doctorates


League Titles


Committed to Financial Aid

News & Social

Bit by Byte – Gage Loveless and Rhazes Spell

At the beginning of the 2023-24 school year, the many years of proactive planning culminated in the launch of a new 8th Grade program for Principles of Science II. A joint collaboration between Gage Loveless and Rhazes Spell, Principles of Science II now introduces the principles of coding and programming in a way that connects with the Earth and physical science lessons that are also taught in the 8th Grade.

Continue Reading about Bit by Byte – Gage Loveless and Rhazes Spell

Our Story

1968-1971 1971 1972 1982 1987 1994-1997 2000 2007 2009 2011 2016 2021 2021


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.


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


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

Old Campus Shot


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


Tom Gilder named Head of School.

Timeline 1994 Campus


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.



The Leichtman-Levine Bridge opens.

Timeline 2007 Render


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


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


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

Gym Timeline


Windward renovates the Lewis Jackson Memorial Sports Complex


Windward celebrates its 50th Anniversary. 


The Academic Home opens. The vision for the 28,178 square foot building was designed with student engagement and learning in mind.