Middle School (7/8)

Windward is committed to providing students a nurturing community in which they can best reach their full academic and athletic potential. To maximize the support incoming students and their families receive within the School, grade levels are assigned to three divisions—Middle School Division (Grades Seven and Eight), Prep Division (Grades Nine and 10) and Collegiate Division (Grades 11 and 12). Each division has the same team structure in place with a Director, Associate Director, Dean of Students, Counselor, and Administrative Coordinator. As your child’s educational journey continues, the different divisions work together to provide a helpful and seamless transition. This innovative structure ensures that student needs are best served by an attentive and available educational support staff member.  

Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge, and thinking critically and morally, while helping them grow academically, artistically, and athletically, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives. Crucial to such excellence are an inclusive curriculum and a diverse community, where members learn to appreciate, celebrate, and live within a rich variety of cultures. In addition, as young people of intelligence and integrity, Windward students are encouraged to recognize and address overt and subtle racism, as well as other inequities caused by class, gender, or religion that exist in the local and world communities.
 

Sample Course of Study

List of 2 items.

  • Eighth Grade

    • English 8
    • Spanish 1B, French 1B, or Mandarin 1B
    • Introduction to American History
    • Principles of Science 2
    • Intro to Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2/Trig Honors
    • Art/Electives (Students select from several options.)
    • Physical Education (Students may choose to fulfill the physical education requirements by either taking a PE class, dance, or participating on an athletic team.)
  • Seventh Grade

    • English 7
    • Spanish 1A, French 1A, or Mandarin 1A
    • Introduction to American Government
    • Principles of Science 1
    • Pre-Algebra, Accelerated Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 Honors, or Geometry Honors
    • Art/Electives (Students select from several options.)
    • Physical Education (Students may choose to fulfill the physical education requirements by either taking a PE class, dance, or participating on an athletic team.)

Middle School Division (7/8)

List of 5 members.

  • Eric Mandel 

    Assistant Head of School, Director of Middle School, History Teacher
    (424) 289-1025
  • Dr.  Emily Dawe 

    Associate Director of Middle School, Math Teacher
    (424) 289-1026
  • Ann-Marie Hobbs 

    Middle School Dean of Students, Admissions Associate
    (424) 289-1024
  • Tammy Clem 

    Director of Counseling Services, Middle School, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
    (424) 289-1037
  • Eveneshia Hedgeman 

    Administrative Coordinator to the Middle School Division, Attendance Administrator
    (424) 289-1002

Spotlight Programs

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