Fundamental to the Windward School philosophy is the belief that secondary education must engage more than the mind alone.

Allowing young people to participate in a range of academic and extracurricular experiences fosters social growth and responsibility, as well as personal development. Woven through the traditional college-preparatory courses—English language and literature, a complex social studies curriculum, mathematics, science, and foreign languages—are opportunities that enable students to be actively involved in their own education.

Windward’s comprehensive and rigorous course of study teaches students to think independently, to reason with care and logic, to write and speak with clarity, and to identify and develop their aesthetic talents. This strong academic preparation is complemented by the development of ethics, character, and people skills. The School hopes its graduates will go forth from Windward with a strong sense of personal integrity, self-confidence, and pride in their particular talents, inspired by learning, and prepared for college and for life in the 21st century.

Windward Programs at a Glance

Average Class Size


Years of English, History, and Social Sciences required


Electives Offered


Years of Math, Natural Sciences, and Foreign Language required


Community Service Hours Logged


Years of Fine Arts and Physical Education required


Four students in class at Windward School