Windermere Preparatory School

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6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd
Windermere, FL 34786
Tel: 954-305-6937
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Windermere Preparatory School students have years of experience collaborating with peers and graduate as global citizens who standout on college applications.
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Windermere Preparatory School students have years of experience collaborating with peers and graduate as global citizens who standout on college applications.
Windermere Preparatory School fine arts programs educates the whole child and equips young minds with the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate, compare, and make thoughtful choices so they can become informed and engaged citizens of the world.
Windermere Preparatory School hosts unrivaled athletic facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room, track, athletic courts & fields, and Sports Performance Center.
Windermere Preparatory School is the only private school in central Florida to offer the IB Diploma Programme, excellently preparing students for success at their top-choice college and beyond.
Windermere Preparatory School is an idyllic and inspiring 48 acre campus with beautiful grounds, stunning sights and unrivaled facilities. Located near Orlando, FL, students and faculty are filled with imagination and wonder, thirsting for knowledge and delighting at new discoveries.
Windermere Preparatory School students community is represented by more than 57 countries. Students from all over the world  enrich the overall academic experience by giving all students the opportunity to grow, learn, collaborate and compete within a global setting.
Windermere Preparatory School students are enthusiastic learners striving to be knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, balanced, reflective and caring.
Windermere Preparatory School students are enthusiastic learners striving to be knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, balanced, reflective and caring.
Windermere Preparatory School begins personalized college guidance in the 6th grade giving each student an academic head start to develop and achieve their goals.
Windermere Preparatory School students can choose to participate in a variety of competitive individual and team sports.
  • At Windermere Preparatory School, 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.
  • Students often tell us their teachers are like "extra parents" - encouraging them while challenging them to be their best.

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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 
2016 School Data
Windermere Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 2000 1910
Campus Size 48 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1380 students 298 students
% Students of Color
20%
20%
% International Students
37%
20%
% Students Boarding
22%
68%
Average SAT Score 1645 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 24 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Mixture of formal and informal dress days)
Casual
Average Class Size 18 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:15 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
Number of IB Courses Offered 37 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
59%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,000
(*Includes tution, room & board.)
$51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,850
(*Base tuition for grades 9-12)
$28,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
50%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMehgan Dorman
Erica Johnson

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 23
ExtracurricularsArchery Club, Broadcast Journalism, Cheerleaders, Choir, Core Golf Academy, Dance Club, Drama Club, Elite Tennis USA, Film Club, Graphic Design, Guitar Club, Habitat for Humanity, International Club, Literary Journal, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Robotics, School Band, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Thespian Honors Society, Titus Dynamic Fitness at WPS, Weightlifting

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Central Florida 16
Florida State University 12
University of Miami 6
New York University 3
Boston University 2
Pennsylvania State University 2
University of Chicago 2
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2
University of California, Berkeley 1
Yale University 1
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.
  • 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)
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