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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-
11350 Palms Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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
1360
92 responses
Average ACT
32
92 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
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  • 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
    550
    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
    5:1
    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
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    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

    71 reviews
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    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.
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    We have two children attending Windward, and we all (including the students) could not be more pleased with the school. The teachers and facilities are absolutely top notch. The culture is kind and nurturing. The support that has been given to one of our children, who has dyslexia, has been absolutely outstanding, and allows her to succeed in a challenging academic environment. Athletics, depending on the sport, range from being open to anyone who wishes to participate to nationally competitive. The food in the pavilion is amazing. And the parents are a wonderful collection of supportive and generally "normal" people, despite a fair number of them being quite literally among the tops in the world in their chosen fields. Windward is truly impressive.
    Windward has been so supportive in fostering my academic ambitions. The combination of a collaborative student body and exemplary teachers which take interest in every student's success truly fulfills the school's vision of a "dynamic education and nurturing community." The classes maintain an impressive level of rigor which grants students unparalleled critical thinking skills, and this, along with dedicated college counselors, ensures student success in college. Windward is home for the curious, hard-working, and down-to-earth kinds of people.