Our Mission

Windward School Mission Statement

Windward School is a dynamic college-preparatory school that challenges each student to achieve excellence in a nurturing, inclusive community. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire our students to be responsible, caring, well informed, ethical, prepared, and well balanced young adults.

A Dynamic, Engaging Education

Windward is at the forefront of educational models and practices that excite students about learning. Course offerings and academic initiatives are collaborative and interdisciplinary, driven by the most up-to-date research, and crafted in partnership with some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. These programs offer Windward’s students educational opportunities that are unique, engaging, and relevant to life in the 21st century.

A Nurturing, Inclusive Community

Community and collaboration are at the core of the School’s philosophy and reflected every day in the warm, welcoming atmosphere on campus. Students are motivated to excel and to explore new learning opportunities. Upper School students, trained as peer counselors, offer a sounding board for their classmates. Windward’s 9.5 acre campus and purpose-built facilities provide an idyllic setting for students to learn, work, and socialize.

Core Competencies

Windward Graduates Are:

Windward graduates ask thoughtful questions, with curiosity and openness to possibility, and conduct skillful research in pursuit of substantive questions. Building on existing frameworks, they make connections and strive for increasingly complex and sophisticated levels of thinking.
Windward graduates are dynamic discussion participants, empathic listeners, sophisticated readers, articulate writers, and engaging presenters. They express their ideas across media and modes of communication and deftly adapt their skills to new contexts.
Windward graduates identify needs, iterate questions and possibilities, and try multiple approaches. Entrepreneurial and adaptive thinkers with a growth mindset, they approach challenges as strategists, innovators, and design thinkers, generating original solutions.
From being part of a nurturing community, Windward graduates are able to take initiative, collaborate, and respond to local and global issues, building effective teams that incorporate varied voices, identities, and perspectives. As global citizens, Windward graduates engage mindfully with and respond thoughtfully to these issues.
Windward graduates are introspective, practice kindness, and discern upstanding and responsible choices. Cultivating resourcefulness and wellness, they are equipped to connect with, support, and empower others, and to live healthy, purposeful, and meaningful lives.

Windward graduates connect across differences and engage empathically with the world around them, practicing dialogue and striving for understanding. They engage mindfully and thoughtfully in ongoing learning about the values, experiences, perspectives, and identities of diverse cultures in order to foster respect and equity in their actions, relationships, and communities. They act as upstanders in the face of bias and prejudice.
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