Parent Essentials

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Parents, teachers, and students all work together to make learning fun and successful at Windermere Prep. 

Stay informed with the important information below so your child can thrive with us.
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KEY DATES OF THE SPRING 2024 SEMESTER

Here are the most important dates for your calendar during this semester.
MLK JR Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Monday, Jan 15, 2024
Presidents' Day Weekend - NO SCHOOL
Friday, Feb 16 to Monday, Feb 19, 2024
Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024
Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Monday, Mar 18 to Friday, Mar 22, 2024
Residential Life Dorms CLOSED * Res Life Sponsored Trip
Monday, Mar 18 to Sunday, Mar 24, 2024

STAY CONNECTED TO WPS STUDENT LIFE

Stay on top of your child’s nutrition, fitness, academic planning, uniforms, and more. Gear up with Laker team pride by using the links below.
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FOOD, NUTRITION, AND DINING OPTIONS
Nutritious meals in conjunction with good health practices are important at WPS to support every student’s well-being. Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner services are provided by Flik Dining Services — one of the world’s leading food service providers.
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OUR ACADEMIC PLAN
To enable your child’s growth and success, we follow a school-wide academic plan that structures your child’s learning across all areas. Get familiar with our approach to critical thinking, differentiated instruction, curriculum mapping, teaching protocol, vocabulary, writing, and more.
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OUR UNIFORMS
The WPS uniform communicates the spirit and unity of our school community from our youngest to eldest. Parents can shop and purchase uniform options from Dennis Uniforms — our partnered provider.
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) AT WPS
Our Physical Education curriculum is designed to help students develop positive attitudes toward being physically active while also gaining an understanding of health and nutrition. We keep parents informed about their child’s progress and encourage parental collaboration to foster a healthy lifestyle.
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OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL
After school, the Windermere Preparatory Community School offers classes for our Lower School students. Classes vary in length and price.
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OUR CAMPUS STORE
Open throughout the school week, our campus store is full of spirit wear (sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats), sports clothes, fun spirit products and novelty items, school supplies, a large variety of snacks and beverages, lunch options, and so much more!

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Your child may participate in a wide array of extracurriculars at Windermere Prep that will help them become a well-rounded individual, as they nurture their skills, talents, and interests beyond class time. 

Here, we’ve featured a selection of WPS’s offerings across clubs, service opportunities, the performing and visual arts, team sports, and athletics.
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OUR LAKER EXTENDED ACTIVITY PROGRAM (LEAP)
Amid the familiar surroundings of our school campus and our supportive and competent staff, LEAP (Laker Extended Activity Program) provides on-site after school care for students who need extended day supervision. 
 
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COMMUNITY SERVICE
At Windermere Prep, we encourage students to put into action the “virtus” and “unitas” values of our crest by helping others and making a positive difference in the world around us.
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MUSIC
Our students have access to a wide world of music. From Kindergarten, they can explore jazz, opera, multicultural music, orchestral instruments, and recorder playing in their classes. They can also take weekly private lessons in piano and get involved in one of our many music groups.
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DANCE
Lower and Middle School students may learn ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. High School students can focus on ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, composition, body alignment, and stretch. All grow as dancers, performers, and individuals our encouraging environment.
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TEAM SPORTS
We host a variety of team sports and individual athletics, including golf, basketball, baseball and softball, football, soccer, cross-country and track, swimming and diving, tennis, weightlifting, volleyball (beach and indoor), and lacrosse.
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ATHLETIC PARTNERSHIPS
Our student athletes can benefit from our partnerships with Laker Aquatics and Orlando Tennis Academy right on campus. MMG Golf Academy, Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS), and IdeaSport Soccer Academy are also excellent off-campus WPS partners.
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ATHLETIC PARTNERSHIPS
Laker Aquatics 
Laker Aquatics prepares elite swimmers to compete nationally while building a lifelong love for the sport. Every swimmer meets their highest potential through an exemplary work ethic; discipline in thoughts, attitudes, and actions; unwavering support of their team; and strong character development that extends to life beyond the pool. Laker Swim offers instruction at all ages and levels, from stroke instruction for entry-level swimmers to highly advanced instruction athletes preparing for Olympic Trials.
 
Orlando Tennis Academy
Orlando Tennis Academy provides players with the ideal environment to improve their tennis skills with professional coaching while also gaining an exceptional education. We work with all our players on their tournament planning, training schedule, and academic work/life balance so they can achieve their maximum potential.

MMG Golf Academy
Specifically designed to help students who want to play college golf in the US, MMG Golf Academy is a world-leading high-performance program for junior golfers to train like the best players in the world. We educate students on the values and philosophies that build and sustain high performance, and we support them in developing the training and lifestyle habits that lead to growth and success in the game.

Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS)
Rowing is one of the world’s most enduringly popular amateur sports. And it’s available to people of nearly all ages and abilities here in Central Florida. Rowing is a lifetime sport: a festival of exertion and exercise, variable in intensity, but rewarding at any level. Rowing offers the special bond of team sports alongside the deepest of individual challenges. Tenacity, discipline, camaraderie, self- discovery, resilience — these benefits and more await rowers who want to learn and excel with OARS.

IdeaSport Soccer Academy
IdeaSport is a diversified sports company operating out of ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. We provide soccer training adapted to the ages and levels of our players. Our training program is focused on four main content groups of professional soccer training: Tactical cognitive, Technical coordinative, Physical-conditional, and Psychological-mental.
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THEATRE
In our state-of-the-art performance space, the Cypress Center for the Arts, our theatre students thrive with many opportunities in the theatrical world. We create outstanding productions and collaborate with artists, students, parents, and faculty.
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VISUAL ARTS
Self-expression takes many forms at Windermere Prep: drawing, painting, pottery, sculpting, and more. WPS students work with images, designs, and words, expressing themselves across media and techniques.
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THE WINDERMERE PREP VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION FOR PARENTS

Get active in our parent community! The Windermere Prep Volunteer Association (WPVA) is a non-profit organization for parent volunteers that supports the educational and recreational needs of all WPS students through enrichment programs and planned events — fostering our sense of community, school spirit, and team pride at WPS.
GET INVOLVED

SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION

At Windermere Prep, we combine world-class teaching and internationally recognized curricula with cutting-edge technology and facilities. Our educators are passionate about inspiring young minds — and through our exceptional professional development opportunities, our teachers also never stop learning.

HOW WE TEACH
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