Windermere Preparatory School

5.00 5 1 (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 Grades 6 - 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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  • Florida Polytechnic University
    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
 | 2019 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 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1500 students320 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
Teacher : Student Ratio1:141:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered218
Number of IB Courses Offered20-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


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


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 Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Geography, AP World 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 Organizations2524
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

  • How do we constantly earn our reputation as one of the top private schools in the country? Walk through the halls of Windemere Preparatory School, and you will instantly feel the energy and excitement of learning. Ask any child about our school, and chances are, the reply will be, "It's fun!" Our students are eager and focused, because our teachers' passion for knowledge and thought is contagious.
  • 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 Meritas 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 child, 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.
  • Students thrive when they feel safe and supported. That`s why our campus is equipped with 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.
  • We prepare students for college and life by developing their inherent abilities to the fullest extent in an academic environment that fosters civic virtue and character development.
  • 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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