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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
11350 Palms Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,245
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
11%
Average Financial Aid
$30,000
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
1370
99 responses
Average ACT
32
97 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
  • Coffee House
    24%
  • Founders Day
    16%
  • Music Performances
    16%
  • Sports Games
    16%
  • Community service events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    625
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D
    Median Household Income
    $58,385
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,376
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $599,700
    National
    $184,700

    Windward School Reviews

    76 reviews
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    Having older children who attended different prestigious schools in the area, we found Windward to be just the right balance of academics and extra curricular activities (both on and off campus). While our older kids' experiences were positive in their respective environments, in hindsight we've come to appreciate an approach that fosters personal growth and exploration (and truly supports each individual student on their journey), over producing a well known "product."

    The culture at Windward is top notch. All of the Windward staff is communicative and responsive. Most recently, we've been very impressed with the school's transition to online learning during Covid-19 and are grateful that our student's learning and school based enrichment activities have continued in a robust manner.

    Selecting a high school is a very individual choice. With all that Windward offers, we highly recommend this school for consideration.
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    Windward excelled my expectations in every possible way. Their sports teams are intense and insane going against the best competition in the country. And the offer and endless stream of activities for your children. The relationship between parents, students, and faculty are all around great. Lots of communication and preparation to ready your children for higher education. The only downside I did notice was every so often our community would be put inside a bubble. Although it’s great to have a nurturing community, someonetimes our children have to see reality for what it is.
    Our daughter just finished middle school at Windward and will continue to 9th grade. We could not be more pleased with the faculty, staff, administration, curriculum and the general school ethos. Windward is truly an outstanding school where our daughter has blossomed into a confident, and well-informed young person. There is a wide range of elective offerings that gives the students the opportunity to explore their interests. Windward teachers are the best part of Windward, as they truly support and encourage their students and provide the necessary methodology and environment for students to reach their potential. Most of the teachers have graduate degrees, some have taught at universities. The administration is always cordial, friendly, and forthcoming. Windward is heavily athletics oriented, however, liberal arts are just as vigorously promoted and supported. Strong STEM as well. All things considered, we couldn't have asked for a better school.