BOARDING AT WINDERMERE PREP

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Key Facts
55+
Nationalities
7 to 12
Grades
14:1
Student-teacher ratio

EXCEPTIONAL LIVING WITH A GLOBAL VISION

At our private boarding school in greater Orlando, Central Florida, Windermere Prep middle school and high school students from 7th to 12th grade live in converted townhouses that give the luxury and feel of real homes, just minutes from classrooms and sports facilities.

Within our nurturing living spaces and during our activities, we embrace the diversity and internationalism of our residential students, keeping a global mindset present through all our activities. Residential students mature in their independence, confidence, and self-reflection while growing a variety of good habits and developing a strong work ethic.
BOARDING LIFE
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WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION AND CARE

From our private boarding school in greater Orlando, Florida, your child will receive the best care, resources, and services in our first-rate environment. WPS teachers, dorm parents, and boarding staff look after dorms and take a personal interest in each student, helping them adjust to life in Windermere. With many social opportunities, our international students can master their English conversational skills to fluency and make incredible friends. Our boarding benefits include:
  • Full-time Dorm Parents and part-time Residential Assistants who know your child, looking after their well-being, safety, and happiness
  • Three large, comfortable bedrooms in each townhouse
  • Support during nightly study time
  • Weekend activities and social experiences
  • Thrilling resorts trips (during American Thanksgiving and Spring Break)
  • A state-of-the-art, gated security system

HEAR FROM OUR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

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Angelo
“My experience at Windermere Prep has been a very unique experience. I’ve connected with many different people from different countries, and I’ve enjoyed everything we have done, like going out on the weekends and sports. I’ve just joined football, and it’s been a great experience.”
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Daniel
“The theater program at Windermere Prep has blown my mind. I like how people are so coordinated, and there are so many ensembles and competitions in our department. I love the community.”
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Sophia
“When I first came here, I was really afraid I wouldn’t make any friends, but our boarding program is just like a big family. I love the people I live with, and I know I’m going to take these friendships with me for the rest of my life.”
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BOARDING LIFE AT WINDERMERE

DAILY LIFE AT OUR BOARDING SCHOOL

Our comfortable and safe boarding village enables each student to grow in their goals and perform at their best. 

Here’s an example of a residential student’s day-to-day routine.
BENEFITS OF BOARDING
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FUELING UP FOR CREATIVE THINKING
We grab a healthy breakfast in our dining hall before heading to class. In robotics, we work on assembling pieces of our robots to complete specific tasks, using coding to program the functions. We apply our creativity to build a bot that’s one of a kind.
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EARLY MORNINGS
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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES
In science class, we dissect rats to better understand their anatomy and to see how organs work. We use rats because their systems are like humans’ systems, giving us a tangible sense of each part’s function and its connections to other parts.
MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS
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LUNCHTIME
We like to eat at the Laker Cafe because there are so many nutritious options. We catch up with friends, and when the weather is nice, we sit outside and watch the basketball game on the outdoor court.
EARLY AFTERNOON
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PERFECTING AN ART
We practice playing wind instruments in Wind Ensemble, perfecting our skills further. Last year, we had a world-renowned composer create a song just for us at WPS, and we premiered the song at our spring concert.
AFTERNOONS
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BUILDING ENDURANCE
We finish our class schedule with the award-winning weightlifting class led by Coach Micah Kurtz at the sports performance center. Multiple teams from different sports lift weights to get stronger, build their endurance, and work harder to meet their targets.

 

LATE AFTERNOONS
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A NIGHT-TIME TREAT
After school, after we eat dinner, we head to Jeremiah’s. It’s a fun ice cream shop within walking distance of our residential life village. We love grabbing a local treat before we resume homework before bed.
EARLY EVENINGS

DINING AND NUTRITION

At Windermere Preparatory School, nutrition and health are important parts our students’ overall well-being. Our dining hall accommodates a wide range of dietary needs with global options. It’s run by Flik Dining Services — one of the world’s leading food service providers — who make nutritious meals from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.
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ACTIVITIES AND WEEKEND eventS

Throughout the week, residential students have a varied program that includes fun, rest, activities, household chores, and homework. After school, they participate in school-sponsored athletics, fine arts programs, clubs, and other extracurriculars. 

On the weekend, our students enjoy relaxing and a variety of activities or excursions to local attractions. These can include water parks, beaches, Orlando’s Downtown Arts District, Disney World, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, the Kennedy Space Center, Daytona International Speedway, Orlando Magic Basketball Games, and more.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What do we do during the school holidays?
    Windermere Preparatory School offers chaperoned trips for residential students during Thanksgiving (November) and Spring (March) breaks. 

    During winter break and summer, students must vacate the dorms to go home or visit an approved friend or family member. 

    For shorter holidays, our residential life team offers activities around Orlando for the long weekends that residential students can join. These include trips to beaches, water parks, and theme parks.
  • Can I check out of the dorms on the weekend?
    With the permission of their parents, students may leave campus under the direct supervision of family members or friends. Prior to departure, we require special documentation, and the student must complete check-out procedures.
  • What does the ResLife program provide for me?
    When you first check into the dorms, your room will be set up with a bed, clothing, storage, a desk, a chair, and a lamp. ResLife will provide bed linens which include a pillowcase, fitted sheet, top sheet, and pillow. We also include one set of school uniforms, including 5 tops, 4 bottoms, an Oxford shirt, blazer or vest, and a tie (boys only). You’ll also receive outerwear and our physical education uniform.
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READY TO APPLY?

HOW TO APPLY

Interested in joining our residential village? Learn more about applying and completing your application early to secure priority consideration and to ensure that your child arrives on time with proper visa documentation. 

You’ll also want to review our annual residential student tuition across five-day and seven-day options. Our fees include our premium educational quality and represent a trusted investment in your child’s future. Fees include academic tuition, room and board, a cell phone, uniforms, textbooks and supplies, participation in activities, and more.
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JOIN US FOR A PERSONALIZED TOUR OF THE RESIDENTIAL VILLAGE

Get a sense of what it’s like on Windermere Prep’s campus, tour our village of townhouses, and see how your child will immediately connect with peers, staff, and faculty in our warm and friendly community.

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