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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
11350 Palms Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Telephone
(310) 391-7127

Applying

Application Deadline
December 7
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,285
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid
$35,000
From Windward School

Windward School was founded in 1971 to provide a dynamic education in a nurturing community for co-ed students in Grades 7-12 in Los Angeles. The School is named for Shirley Windward, who used her public school system pension to open the college preparatory school. That innovative spirit continues to thrive at Windward, where students are supported by dedicated faculty members and encouraged to pursue their interests while developing 21st century skills in state of the art facilities. Community and collaboration are at the core of the School's philosophy and are reflected in the welcoming atmosphere.

Windward School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
70 responses
Average ACT
32
66 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Coffee House
    24%
  • Music Performances
    18%
  • Founders Day
    15%
  • Sports Games
    15%
  • Community service events
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • The play, the musical, and the improv group shows
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
550
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700

Windward School Reviews

61 reviews
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Windward truly offers a rigorous academic environment that is balanced and nurturing. The student body is the most diverse of the Los Angeles area private schools, and there seems to be far less of the social pressures you see at other private schools. The administration is accessible and fully supports parental involvement. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer and be involved in student life. Windward's teaching approach is cutting edge and progressive. An excellent school all around.
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Windward definitely had some social challenges since many students came from very well-off families which could be difficult to compete with sometimes, but overall, I accredit Windward with making it possible for my to go to my dream university. I made some of my closest friends that I will keep for life , and I had the best teachers, classes that I loved, and opportunities to explore my interests all while having the best resources available to me. Every teacher/faculty/staff there cares about the success of each student - this I know is a fact.
As a family of four children who has had the great privilege of attending four private secondary schools, all local and highly lauded, it is Windward School that has exceeded all expectations for providing an exquisite education in a kind and engaging environment. You'll likely never meet a student body that loves their school more.