The school motto—responsible, caring, well informed, ethical, and prepared—defines Windward School. The Upper School supports students in their personal, social, and intellectual development, and fosters excellence in all disciplines within its longstanding liberal arts tradition. 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.