Windermere Preparatory School

5.00 (1 review)
6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd
Windermere, FL 34786
Windermere Preparatory School is a local school which a global vision and is located on a beautiful 48-acre campus in Southwest Orange County.
Windermere Preparatory School's academic approach is built on complex problem solving and critical thinking emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social growth, that culminates with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Windermere Prep believes in educating the Whole Child.
While academic achievement is Windermere Preparatory School's highest priority, it is complemented and enriched by a multitude of resources and extracurricular activities, such as fine and performing arts, athletics, clubs and community service, and our collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, Unicef and StartUp Studio. Through personalized learning and cutting-edge curriculum, committed teachers provide instruction that develops and educates the whole child, both inside and outside the classroom. Windermere Preparatory School teachers, dorm parents, and boarding staff take a personal interest in each student and help him/her adjust to life at an American school.
Windermere Prep's Residental Life program offers boarding to Grade 7 - Grade 12 and our programming is structured and tailored for each age group concentrating on the development of good habits, independence, confidence, self-reflection, self-advocacy, a sense of belonging and a strong work ethic.

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    The classrooms are VERY modernised and you always feel immersed in classes. Uniforms are mandatory, but there is a LOT of variety in them. All of the teachers want you to succeed and will really. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
WindermereBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20001907
Campus Size48 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1500 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1231* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Mixture of formal and informal dress days)
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio14:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered218
Number of IB Courses Offered20-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(*Includes tution, room & board.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAndrea Houser
Laura Lykins

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered218
CoursesAP European History, AP U.S. History, IB Biology SL, HL, IB Chemistry SL, HL, IB Dance HL, SL, IB Economics SL, HL, IB English Literature SL, HL, IB French SL, HL, ab initio, IB German A Literature SL, IB German B, HL, SL, ab initio, IB History SL, HL, IB Latin SL, HL, IB Mandarin A Literature SL, IB Mathematical Studies, IB Mathematics SL, HL, IB Music SL, HL, IB Physics SL, HL, IB Psychology SL, HL, IB Spanish A Literature SL, IB Spanish SL, HL, ab initio, IB Visual Art SL, HL


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1516
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Art Guild, Film Club, Football Club, Gould Goes Green, Latinos Unidos, Masterpieces (Yearbook), One Love, Phoenix, The Naturals, Touring Talent

Arts and Music Programs:
Broadcast Journalism, Choir, Dance Club, Dragon Club, Drama Club, Driven (Student-Led Youth Group), Graphic Design, Guitar Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Cheerleaders, Core Golf Academy, Elite Tennis USA, Inner Choir, Sand Volleyball, Semi Quavers

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Central Florida14
University of Florida13
University of California - Irvine6
Virginia Tech3
Brown University2
Duke University2
George Washington University2
United States Military Academy - Army2
Columbia University1
Johns Hopkins University1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Windermere Preparatory School strives to ignite your child's curiosity and drive them to believe there is no limit to what they can achieve. As part of the Nord Anglia Education Schools, Windermere Prep collaborates with world-leading organizations and experts to create innovative programs that enhance our outstanding curricula so that our students learn from the best. 
  • As the only school in Central Florida who offers an IB Diploma & Certificate Programme, we strive for our students to become critical thinkers to prepare them for their future in this ever-changing world.
  • Our multidisciplinary STEAM curricula is designed through our collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 
  • Our Fine Arts Program is infused through our collaboration with The Juilliard School offered at all ages. 
  • A full array of advanced academics, arts, physical education, extracurricular activities, and community service keeps students engaged and motivated, developing the "whole child." Our affiliation with the Nord Anglia Education family of schools keeps our faculty on the cutting edge of educational best practices and opens up a range of opportunities for our students.
  • We care deeply about igniting the full potential in every student and create personal learning programs to achieve that goal. When students believe a teacher truly cares and is working on their behalf, they make remarkable progress. In fact, students often tell us their teachers are like "extra parents" - loving them, yet challenging them to be their best.
  • Our philosophy provides an educational environment that fosters civic virtue, which includes honesty, integrity, trust, self-worth, self-discipline, respect for authority, concern for others, appreciation for a free-market economy, as well as pride in our community and country.
  • We offer engaging and safe learning environments to ensure your child will love coming to school. 95% of WPS parents feel their child is happy at school because it is their home away from home and they feel safe. Our campus has state-of-the-art security. It`s also why our staff are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that encourages questions, rewards curiosity, and promotes the free exchange of ideas.
  • Our faculty members and students work together in a mutually respectful partnership, to reach the highest standard for both academic and personal achievement, and to inspire life-long learning.
  • Windermere Preparatory School accreditations: Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SAC), and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Spencer Pigot - IndyCar Driver, 2019 -Raced in the Indy500
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