SOCIAL PURPOSE

At Windermere Prep, our students have a voice in the community, and they discover how they can make a positive difference around them. Our students build their social awareness both locally and globally and discover impactful ways to exercise their leadership.
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SERVICE STARTS AT SCHOOL

From Middle School onward, service becomes a natural part of our curriculum before “it counts” towards any program. We host drives, events, and programs to serve the greater good, and we focus our efforts around the “4 C’s” of collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. For example, our 6th graders have traveled to the Second Harvest Food Bank to prepare food for area shelters, responding to the urgent need.

As a whole school, we have also fundraised for important causes, such as supporting children's hospitals and breast cancer research. Students participate in the fundraising and directly organize their own efforts. In fact, for the past three years, our Student Government Association (SGA) has organized a “Lakerthon” fundraising event to donate over $145,000 to local children's hospitals. For over a decade, WPS has also hosted "Dig Pink" that raises about $5,000 annually for the Compassionate Hearts and Hands organization for breast cancer survivors.
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AN ADVANCED CURRICULUM

By high school, opportunities to become more socially aware abound. Through the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Entrepreneurial Studies programs, our high schoolers learn about different local and global social issues, especially preparing them to commit to activities that improve others’ lives. 

Our Entrepreneurial Studies program allows students to delve into the world of owning a business, which includes understanding how their business can drive social impact. For example, the non-profit “Play for Keeps” is a highly successful social project that five WPS high schoolers built. The non-profit donates athletic equipment to local underprivileged schools so all students can play sports. They have raised over $10,000 and have delivered 400 pairs of shoes and socks to a local elementary school.

We’re also proud to host an advanced high school course, Women's Studies Honors, in our curriculum. This course explores social issues through the lens of gender and other components of identity. Students examine the social and cultural constructs of gender; systems of privilege and oppression; and the relationships between power and gender as they intersect with race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, or disability.
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STUDENT SOCIAL INITIATIVES

Our Student Government Association (SGA) addresses school-related issues affecting the whole student body and manages a wide range of events, activities, and programs to address local changes. Our students' participation in the Model United Nations also empowers them to be world-changers on global issues, as they share their thoughts to how to make positive differences in the world. Other groups, like our National Honor Societies and student-led non-profits, create further opportunities to engage in service or tackle social awareness.

In addition to the student-led non-profit “Play for Keeps,” WPS PERIOD is another student non-profit that's initiating change. WPS PERIOD strives to address and eradicate poverty and stigma in the local community through service and education. Students can advocate for equity opportunities in poverty-stricken regions, focusing on fundraisers and donations to those communities.

The student-led “Lend a Paw” Club is another student-led organization that hosts multiple fundraisers and volunteering events throughout the year for local animal shelters.
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SHAPING YOUR FUTURE

At Windermere Prep, our social purpose is driven by our belief that education has the power to change the world. With exceptional opportunities around them, our students use their inspiring start in life as the foundation to go on and make a difference in the world.

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