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  • Our School

    Windermere Preparatory School's academic approach is built on complex problem solving and critical thinking and culminates with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

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  • Admissions

    Begin your Windermere Prep journey today and learn about our admissions process

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  • Academics

    Learn more about our Academic Plan, Core Values, Rigorous Curriculum and more.

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  • Students

    Students at WPS experience academics, arts, athletics, community service and extracurricular activities.

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  • Boarding

    The Boarding Program offers students an exceptional global opportunity, first-class education, and a safe home environment.

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  • Fine Arts

    At Windermere Preparatory School, the Performing and Visual Arts are an integral part of our curriculum enhanced by a unique collaboration with The Juilliard School.

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  • Athletics

    Our athletics program strives to provide a high quality competitive opportunity for our students that aims to enrich lives, enhance the educational growth, promote the image of the school while building on the school’s mission and vision

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  • News and Events

    Stay up-to-date on the latest news, information, and events for WPS.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Windermere Preparatory School a top private school?

Windermere Preparatory School students are nurtured intellectually, emotionally and socially to prepare them for the ever-changing challenges of tomorrow. We are a community school with a global vision and have been educating, empowering and inspiring day and residential students since 2000. As a top private day and boarding school in Central Florida, Windermere Prep offers the International Baccalaureate Program that develops students who will have an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge - students will flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically and become prepared for college and beyond.

Where is Windermere Prep located?

The aesthetically beautiful Windermere Preparatory School 48-acre campus, is located southwest of Orlando in Windermere, Florida. The campus, which features an abundance of green space and water elements, houses students and teachers comfortably in well-appointed classrooms within the three academic Divisions of the school.

State-of-the-art athletic facilities provide venues that engage students in healthy physical activity year-round. Our Cypress Center is a state-of-the-art visual and performing arts center allowing our students to inspire, imagine and create in drama, voice, dance, and visual arts.

Does Windermere Prep offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program?

Yes, Windermere Prep offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Known as the gold standard in education, the IB program is ideal for high achieving students who are independent thinkers, knowledgeable and open-minded.

Does Windermere Prep offer personalized learning?

Our teachers strive to support the individual needs of each student and create a personalized learning environment that ensures their success. Our faculty members are committed to life-long learning and professional development and bring new, innovative ideas to the classroom, and nurture and encourage the passions and interests of each student.

Does Windermere Prep offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses?

Yes. Windermere Prep offers Advanced Placement, Honors, International Baccalaureate and a variety of electives so students can pursue their passions and interests.

Does Windermere Prep offer small classes?

Windermere Prep averages 18-20 students per class.

Does Windermere Prep offer any special or unique programs?

In addition to a number of electives, Windermere Prep offers special programs through collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF.

Does Windermere Prep have a STEM program?

Windermere Prep has a STEM program that utilizes the STEAM model incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM).

Why is the STEM program such an important part of your curriculum?

Our STEAM program gives students those tools to tackle real-world challenges and develop transferable skills such as flexibility, creativity, and communication. In addition, our collaboration with MIT teaches students how to effectively work together and the program fosters their critical thinking skills.

Are Windermere Prep students accepted to top colleges and ivy league universities?

Yes. Each year Windermere Prep students are accepted to the top colleges and universities in the country. Windermere Prep students are also accepted to Ivy League colleges and universities each year. In 2021, some of our college acceptances included Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Notre Dame University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

When do students begin work with College Advisor?

Our college advising philosophy is to help our students find a university that is the best fit for them and their goals. Beginning in their freshman year of High School, our students work with a college advisor to create a comprehensive, individualized program to help them identify and apply to colleges and universities that match their needs and aspirations.

Does Windermere Prep have a strong athletics program?

Yes, Windermere Prep athletics and sports programs compete in over 20 sports at multiple levels. In addition, we take a holistic approach to wellness and give our students the tools and knowledge that they need to make healthy, personal life choices for a lifetime.

Does Windermere Prep have athletic facilities?

Our state of the art athletic facilities allow our athletes to discover their passions and train year round plus we have a full-time strength and conditioning coach that works with our athletes daily.

Does Windermere Prep have a Fine Arts program?

Windermere Prep has an award-winning Fine Arts program. In collaboration with the renowned Juilliard School, our performing arts curriculum sparks creativity and develops confidence in our students, setting them up for success in college and beyond.

Does Windermere Prep have a program for a serious artists?

Through the Performing Arts academy, career-minded artists are able to develop the dispositions and skills to achieve their goals beyond Windermere Preparatory School by focusing on artistic excellence, collaboration, venture artistry, and creative audience engagement.