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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.


  • Academics

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

    Academics 2020

  • Students

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

    Students 2020

  • 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.

    WPS Arts Center

  • Admissions

    The Admissions Office looks forward to working with your family through every step of the Admissions Process.

    News & Events 2020

  • Boarding

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

    WPS Boarding

  • News and Events

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

    WPS Football

Laker Learning Buddies and Windermere Prep's Unitas Spirit

Our Laker Learning Buddies are an integral part of developing the spirit of Unitas between the Lower School and Middle School students.  However, in Lower School, students begin their mentor roles starting in third grade when they are paired with the youngest of learners, our PreK-3 students.  The students in third grade have the advantage of not only being mentors but also have their own eighth grade Laker Learning Buddies.  When older children mentor younger students, everyone benefits from the interaction.  In particular, social skills grow, physical literacy, confidence, and self-esteem to name a few.  The older students also learn to develop leadership skills in an authentic manner. Children often look at adulthood as something far away from the world they live in.  That world is something they will enter when they are finished with school. However, students who are just a little bit older than themselves offer a different factor, a “cool” factor that is just outside their reach and something they can look up to and aspire towards.   We cherish and value our Laker Learning Buddy time and encourage you to ask your children about their learning buddy experience. ~ Melissa Fagan, Lower School Director