I've been amazed by our students' eagerness to have an impact beyond campus." - Ashley Goodman, Director of Service Learning
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.
By integrating service experiences into the lives and learning of our students, we hope that they will grow as creative and innovative collaborators, and find the potential within themselves and in our world to become social changemakers.
- Westside Children's Center
- Mar Vista Elementary School
- Richland Avenue Elementary School
- Grandview Boulevard Elementary School
- Walgrove Avenue Elementary School
- Palms Elementary
- Beethoven Street Elementary School
- Mar Vista Community Council
- Discovery Academy
- W!T Improvisation Station
- Girls in STEM
- Book in a Bag at Westside Children’s Center
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.
Art Explorers is a fun way to learn about many of the most important artists of history while making our very own works of art. Each week, we will look at a new artist from a different period of time or place, then create projects using their techniques. Through these activities, we will build a set of skills and knowledge that leave a broader understanding and appreciation of visual art. The students will take the projects in their own directions, stretching their creative capabilities and enjoying the satisfaction of producing something truly original.