Service Learning

Service Spotlight

The Discovery Academy is an enrichment program offered one day a week on the Windward School campus for the students from our local partner school, Grand View Blvd. Elementary. The purpose of the Discovery Academy is to offer programming to the elementary school students that will enrich their learning in a variety of extracurricular areas as well as offer them the opportunity to interact with resources available on our campus. The Discovery Academy offers Windward students the opportunity to become student mentors in a subject matter they feel passionate about. The learning gained by Grand View Blvd Elementary students and Windward students is mutually beneficial and continues our goals of building community and connections between the two schools. Courses have included: Media Bytes, Junior Scientists, Art Explorers, and ArtSmash.

Service Learning at Windward

Service learning exposes students and faculty to experiences that engage each individual in creative problem solving, meaningful relationship-building, and learning that is connected to true community needs.

Service learning projects, opportunities, and curricula at Windward School are designed to create citizens of our local and global communities who are compassionate, curious, and connected with others. Our students have the potential to learn deeply by developing collaborative, reciprocal relationships with our local and global partners. We embrace an assets-based, community-driven approach where both students and community partners are serving and learning together through shared decision-making and direct engagement. Exploring life through the lens of a variety of challenges, situations, and exchanges pushes students to broaden their perspectives toward a more symbiotic and collaborative relationship with the world in which they live.

Current Partnerships

Grand View Blvd Elementary School

Richland Avenue Elementary School

Westside Children’s Center

Mar Vista Family Center

OPCC in Santa Monica

Special Olympics of Southern California

NKLA Animal Shelter

Adopt & Shop

Camp Harmony

LA Youth Council

Prime Time Sports at Palms Middle School
Gentle Barn

Mar Vista Community Council

Grandview Palms Senior Living Center

Mar Vista Fall Festival


Food Forward

Do Good Bus

One Voice

Safe Place For Youth (SPY)

Friendship Circle

Other Community Partners

Mar Vista Family Center
OPCC in Santa Monica
Daybreak Shelter in Santa Monica
Special Olympics of Southern California
Bessie Pregerson Preschool at SATV
NKLA Animal Shelter
West LA Animal Shelter
Camp Harmony
LA Youth Council (in connection with the Office of Eric Garcetti)
Mar Vista Elementary School
Prime Time Sports at Palms Middle School
Grand View Palms Senior Living Center
I've been amazed by our students' eagerness to have an impact beyond campus." - Ashley Webster, Director of Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship. 

Meet the Director

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  • Ashley Goodman 

    Director of Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (213) 261-2090
Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.