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 newspaper and yearbook to student leadership and robotics, there are so many ways for students to become active members of the community.
As a school committed to sustaining a strong sense of community, Windward realizes the benefits of family members attending the School. However, what is right for one child may not be correct placement for his or her sibling. Siblings will only be admitted if they have demonstrated qualities likely to lead to their success at Windward.
Siblings of current students and children of alumni and legacy families who have sustained a supportive relationship with the School will be given preference when all other factors are equal, although admission to Windward is not guaranteed. In addition to applying to Windward, it is strongly recommended that all families apply to other schools.
Sibling and legacy applicants need to apply by September 29, 2016, and take their ISEE exam in December.
Transcripts and recommendation forms are submitted with all other applicants, after December 1, 2016 but no later than January 20, 2017.
Windward seeks to attract a diverse student body of students with high academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and a wide variety of interests. Students should be willing to contribute to the entire Windward community.
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.
Open Houses are held in the Fall. If you are unable to attend a Parent or a Student Open House, a campus tour is provided during the admissions interview. Tours are led by Windward student admissions ambassadors.
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, 2017. 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 Shannon Pingrin at 424-289-1196.
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, newspaper, yearbook, robotics, and many other options. Each year, Windward students create new clubs depending on their interests.
Bus service is provided, depending on the numbers of interested families in a particular area. Please contact Vanessa Vazquez in the Business Office (ext. 1016) for more details about the current bus route.