Welcome! We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about Windward School and our application process. Windward is a grade 7-12, co-educational, independent day school located in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Our mission as a dynamic college-preparatory school is to challenge 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.

Please be in touch if we can help you in any way as you investigate schools and begin the application process.

Warmest regards,
Sharon Pearline
Director of Admissions

Please note: Windward’s Parent Open Houses are currently at capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for any of these events, please email us your information at

Meet the Directors

List of 2 members.

  • Sharon Pearline 

    Director of Admissions
    (424) 289-1010
  • Lisa Walker 

    Assistant to the Head of School, Associate Director of Admissions
    (424) 289-1011

School News

List of 4 news stories.

  • MS Students Honored for National Math Exam

    The results are in! This past November, 163 of Windward’s Middle School students challenged themselves by taking part in the American Mathematics Contest 8. The contest, which features over 98,000 students from over 1800 schools around the world, was administered by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to promote the development of problem solving skills. Upper School students will have the opportunity to participate in the AMC 10 or AMC 12 on February 7. Read on for a full list of our Windward finishers!
    Geometry Honors
    First place – Noah Goldsmith
     place – Michael Spector, Yalli Koren-Pinto, Michael Blevins
    Third place – Ryan Abazari, Andy Balasa, Jake Eaton, Maddie Rogers, Tessa Weiss
    Algebra 1 Honors
    First place – Noah Cohen (Overall School Top-Scorer and top 5% nationally!)
    Second place – Ella Asher
    Third place – Evan Farar, Marco Reis
    Algebra 1
    First place – Connor Molinski
    Second place – Lily Waters
    Third place – Sasha Bernthal, Hayley Hausner
    Accelerated PreAlgebra
    First place – Nasir Luna, Chloe Stephan
    Second place – Raphael Daneshgar, Zoey Greenwald, Cameron Kraus
    Third place – Sabrina Martin, Shylee Ravid, Matthew Sani
    Intro to Algebra
    First place – Kira Powell, Sammy Liker
    Second place – Hudson Brown, Vivyannah Mehta
    Third place – Siena MacDonald

    Excellent work, Wildcats!
  • Ariella Salimpour '13 Shares Startup Strategy

  • Cookies, Conversation at Inaugural GSA Event

  • Omnicats Set School VEX Robotics Mark

Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.