Windermere Preparatory School
A Culture of Thinking
Courtesy of Windermere Preparatory School
Prospective Family Open House: Windermere Preparatory School (WPS) invites you to attend the Prospective Family Open House for the 2019-2020 school year on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 PM on the campus of WPS: 6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Windermere, FL 34786. Please click here to register.
Windermere Preparatory School (WPS) is a private, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Twelve International Baccalaureate (IB) college preparatory school located on a 48-acre lakeside campus. WPS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Florida Kindergarten Council, and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. The diverse WPS student body encompasses highly motivated and academically talented students who are prepared for success in college through an integrated curriculum based on critical thinking that is articulated across all content areas. Each student is equipped with a Personal Learning Plan that provides motivation to expand his or her capabilities by targeting each student’s unique strengths and areas of focus at the appropriate level, and fosters critical thinking beyond the basic foundation of knowledge. An award-winning faculty further provides a challenging, yet nurturing environment that encourages WPS students to set and to achieve extraordinary goals.
WPS is the only private school in Central Florida to be awarded status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. IB is a world-class university preparation program widely recognized by college admissions offices, and has been called the gold standard of education around the world. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a stimulating two-year program of international education. The IBDP is a comprehensive pre-university course of study, leading to examinations, that demands the best from motivated students and teachers. The two-year IBDP curriculum is rigorous and intellectually coherent, encouraging critical thinking through the study of a wide range of subjects in the traditional academic disciplines, while encouraging an international perspective. Beyond completing college-level courses and examinations, IBDP students are also required to engage in community service, individual research, and an inquiry into the nature of knowledge. The two-year course of study leads to final examinations in six subject areas and a qualification widely recognized by the world’s leading colleges and universities.
In addition to the WPS academic curriculum, the school is also quite proud of its athletics, and the WPS Lakers. In all, more than 60 Middle and High School teams from WPS compete in Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) programs, with student participation over 75% campus-wide. The WPS Lakers consistently advance to postseason competition, and have won several District, Regional and State championship titles. To complement WPS academic and athletic programs, the school also offers comprehensive fine and performing arts and the opening of the brand new, state-of-the-art on-campus facility, The Cypress Center, as well as clubs/honor societies, student government, and after school activities. Community service is also of primary importance and the dedication to student service work reflects the deep belief of WPS that they are at their best and truest selves when helping others. Students learn at an early age that they can have a positive influence on others and the world around them through community service. Winston Churchill said, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” Such a sentiment is the rationale behind the WPS Community Service Program. WPS is also a member of the Nord Anglia Education Family of Schools. Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organization. NAE is a global family of 56 international schools, providing outstanding education to over 51,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. WPS is proud to be a part of the NAE global network, as well as home in the Central Florida community. For the last several years, WPS has been honored as among the “Best Private Schools” in multiple categories in Orlando Magazine. For more information about WPS and to schedule a tour, please visit: windermereprep.com.