- Q Why Windward School?
- Q If I have a child at Windward School and would like his/her sibling to apply, what do I do?
- Q How many applications does Windward receive, and how many students are admitted to each grade?
- Q What is the average class size?
- Q What type of students do you accept?
- Q How will I see the campus and are applicants allowed to visit for the day?
- Q Is financial aid available to my family?
- Q How much weight is placed on the ISEE/ERB exam?
- Q How will I know when the required materials have been received and the admissions file is complete?
- Q How will I know that I am registered for an Open House?
- Q What activities can I become involved in outside of class?
- Q How much homework do students have per night?
- Q How many graduates go on to attend college?
- Q Is bus service available?
- Q How can I get answers to questions about admissions that are not addressed on your web site?
Every student at Windward can find his/her niche and his/her passion, whether it is through the traditional college preparatory courses offered, the various athletic opportunities, visual and performing arts events, or co-curricular activities. Students have a chance to get involved in the community and develop skills that help them to develop as strong, independent young adults. From yearbook to student leadership to robotics, there are so many ways for students to become active members of the community.
Sibling and legacy applicants need to apply by September 25, 2019 and take their ISEE exam in December.
Transcripts and recommendation forms are submitted with all other applicants, after December 1, 2019 but no later than January 17, 2020.
Windward School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.
Families are encouraged to attend Open Houses, to tour during the interview, and to visit campus for sporting or arts events.
Families may apply for financial aid by indicating their intent on the admissions application. A financial aid packet will be sent electronically, and all required forms must be returned to the business office by February 1, 2020. Financial aid at Windward is need-based; merit and athletic scholarships are not offered. Windward provides support for students beyond tuition and fees. Families who receive financial aid are also eligible to receive assistance with school activities, such as prom, foreign language exchanges, and for the purchase of textbooks. Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions.
The admissions committee rates a student based on grades, teacher recommendations, administrative recommendation, test scores, and the interview. Windward's admissions committee makes every effort to find the right match for the student and for the School. The ISEE counts for one-fifth of the total evaluation.
Once you have submitted your online reservation, a screen will immediately pop up that confirms your registration and you will receive a confirmation email as well. The Registrar’s Office will contact you only if there is no longer space on your preferred Open House date. A week before the event, you will receive a reminder notice. If you have any questions about your reservation, please contact Admissions Associate, Lauren Rice, at 424-289-1001.
There are many ways for students to become active members of the community. Students are encouraged to participate in sports, community service, chamber orchestra, chorus, improvisation, dance, film club, speech and debate, yearbook, robotics, and many other options. Each year, Windward students create new clubs depending on their interests.