Spotlight On: Windermere Preparatory School

Windermere Preparatory School is a pre-K3 through grade 12 college preparatory private school with a boarding program starting in grade 7. Established in 2000, Windermere Prep nurtures students’ intellectual, emotional and social growth to prepare them for the ever-changing challenges of tomorrow.

Windermere Prep is the only private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Central Florida and a member of the Nord Anglia Education Family of Schools. Its diverse international community prepares the next generation of global leaders through exceptional academics, athletics and fine arts. Students also benefit from collaborations with world-leading organizations such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT), The Juilliard School and UNICEF.

Windermere Prep’s global vision provides a stimulating and diverse learning experience. Students are inspired to research, develop and debate solutions to society’s biggest challenges. The school’s IB curriculum emphasizes critical thinking through a wide range of subjects in traditional academic disciplines while encouraging an international perspective. In addition to completing college-level courses and examinations, IB Diploma Program students are also required to engage in community service, individual research and an inquiry into the nature of knowledge.

The IB program offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for success in college. With course offerings ranging from standard, honors, advanced placement and IB levels, students work with expert college counselors to craft a four-year academic plan designed to help them gain entrance into their first-choice college or university of best fit.

The senior class had 100% university admissions with 41% headed to the top 50 schools. On average, Windermere Prep students receive acceptances around the world with over 75% receiving acceptances to tier one and tier two colleges, based on US News and World Report College Rankings.

Windermere Prep’s Fine Arts programs showcase 100+ plays, operas, concerts, dance performances and more at the state-of-the-art Cypress Center each year. During the 2019-20 school year, students received 33 Applause Award nominations.

Athletic programs start in pre-K3 with competitive teams beginning in grade 6. Over 74% of students in grades 6-12 participate in at least one of over 20 sports. With a full-time strength and conditioning coach on campus, athletes can perform at their highest ability while maintaining their studies.

Windermere Preparatory School students are equipped with the knowledge, the desire to seek the truth and the fortitude to become life-long learners.


6189 Winter Garden Vineland Road
Windermere, FL 34786


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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