I gave the school 2 stars as they have some great teachers. HOWEVER the counseling program here is in need of a drastic overall as is their approach to dealing with teens out of control. The mean girl movement is in full swing with no control nor real concern by the school. The academic standard is high
... Read more but so much so that if you don't shine you are left behind, not picked for various leadership roles, and your child's self-esteem is damaged. Boys fair much better than girls here. Beware! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/01/13
Windward has been a more wonderful experience than my family could ever have dreamed. Our daughter was admitted for the 8th grade from an over-crowded Santa Monica public school. The teachers are beyond incredible and as my child observed, "The teachers treat you with friendliness and respect. They
... Read more aren't always assuming you're going to screw around." As one of the three incoming 8th graders, my daughter could easily have been miserable if the grade was "clique-y" but she was fully welcomed. By the end of her first week she "knew" everyone in her class and felt completely at home. This welcoming attitude has continued throughout her current 11th grade year. She loves her teachers and they all go out of their way to help the students succeed. Last year my daughter was ill and missed almost 1 month of school and her teachers worked with her on their own time to bring her up to speed. I can't imagine a more loving and supportive environment (as well as a wonderfully challenging one.) Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/12/13
I feel incredibly lucky to be teaching at a school that really embodies its mission to offer a dynamic education and a nurturing environment. I ve been working at Windward for five years now, and I am energized and excited by the school s focus on assessing itself in order to best serve the students.
... Read more Part of that examination has involved finding effective partners, whether in the world of business, government or academia. Those outside partnerships have enriched the whole community, and I know that I, as a classroom teacher and educator, have learned much from them and am better because of them, whether it is a faculty trip to Stanford s Program in Writing and Rhetoric or helping students to prepare for their presentation to a group from a consulting firm. How fantastic to work at a place that thinks about what it does because the students and teachers matter so much. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 12/09/12
Windward offers something for every type of student. Excellent academics, great athletics and fantastic arts (theater, music and fine arts) departments make Windward a truly well rounded school. But more importantly, Windward produces well rounded students who graduate with the skills necessary to
... Read more excel in the world. A wonderful sense of community spirit has made Windward the perfect place for my son (and our family) to spend the past five years. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/02/12
I have been working at Windward for 6 months and I have been incredibly impressed by what this school offers its students. The academic programs are definitely exciting, but what has really surprised me is the community. From what little interaction I have with the students, it's easy to see that they
... Read more all love being here. I chaperoned the senior trip last year and saw what a cohesive group that class had become. I work with many alumni and hearing them talk about their time at Windward, the connections they made with their classmates and teachers, and how well prepared the felt when they got to college is moving. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 11/09/12
Windward is a great school for those students that are high achievers in either academics or athletics. It has a great group of teachers an the students there are very friendly. If you go, you get the opportunity to try many new things and be open to more ideas for the future. Its a great experience
... Read more to go to windward and i definitely recommend it. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/06/12
Without doubt, worst school ever!!!! My children hate this school. Both my son AND daughter have been bullied by students AND teachers
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Posted by a parent on 09/24/12
At the beginning of last year, I was terrified to attend a school like Windward. Up until then, I had only ever been to public schools, and the idea of making the switch was scary. However, the students at the school were quick to befriend me, and I have since come to love my fellow classmates, teachers,
... Read more and administrators. Everyone has been so supportive, especially since the classes are challenging and the workload heavy at times. I love being here. The campus is beautiful, and I couldn't be happier to attend Windward. Read less
Posted by a other on 07/24/12
I had a TERRIBLE experience at this school. All they want is your money. The kids are extremely cliquey and many of the girls can be really rude. While some teachers are good, a lot of them (especially the new hires) have been awful. The fact that the entire basketball team is all recruits that are on
... Read more full scholarship is unfair to the numerous kids who otherwise would have gotten accepted. Having been to numerous schools, this school is by FAR the most materialistic, cliquey, fake and unaccepting school there is. The kids here are in a bubble, with no view of the outside world, or how people live without "daddy's money" paying for everything. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/15/11
I am currently a senior at Windward. I would like to take the opportunity to respond to a few complaints common on this site: "Academics are not challenging enough:" Simply put, Windward is as challenging as you make it. Since coming to the school in ninth grade, I have only taken honors classes and,
... Read more by and large, had wonderful experiences at Windward. I will concede that I have had a few "duds," but these teachers were few and far between. I have heard anecdotally that middle school teachers are not completely up to par with the high school teachers. My experience has been "Windward's new hires are not great:" Au contraire! One of my best experiences with a Windward teacher was with a new Physics teacher. He was one of the driving forces in inspiring me to pursue science. I have him again this year for Senior Physics, and I am really enjoying the class. I will note, however, that I have had a subpar new teacher. A new biology teacher, who was a very nice, helpful man, had never taught high school students before and taught the class in a style that was too easy for eleventh graders. I have heard that in his second year, his class is much more challenging and exciting! Read less
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Los Angeles schools — Windward School is located at 11350 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90066. 11350 Palms Blvd is in the 90066 ZIP code in Los Angeles, CA Windward School is a Private school that serves grade levels 7 - 12.
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