Windermere Preparatory School: Together Again

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Windermere Preparatory School (WPS) is a private, pre-K through grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) college preparatory school located on a 48-acre lakeside campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The WPS academic approach is built on complex problem solving and critical thinking, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth.

The school’s academics are complemented and enriched by a multitude of resources and extracurricular activities, such as fine and performing arts, athletics, clubs and community service. It is composed of thinkers, learners, leaders, innovators, artists, student-athletes and a faculty of master teachers. WPS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Florida Council of Independent Schools, and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

What to Expect This School Year

The strength of a community is tested and determined during difficult times, and this year challenged the WPS community in ways that no school has ever encountered before. These experiences made them stronger and equipped them for the challenges in the months ahead.

Due to the current circumstances, WPS has been vigorously working on its “Together Again” plan to bring families back to campus safely. With new health and safety precautions in place, the school’s leaders feel they are ready to bring the WPS family back together and offer students a sense of normalcy while still social distancing.

Over the past few months, the school’s senior leadership team has been putting together a plan that they are confident will allow WPS students to enjoy the magic of the school while staying safe. Now, faculty and staff members are actively preparing for the arrival of students on campus by focusing on the school’s two interconnected priorities: ensuring both the continuity of learning and the health and safety of all members of the WPS community.

The Together Again Plan consists of various options for families to choose from, including The Blended Plan to start the school year, the Traditional Plan and Campus Connect. The Blended Plan will have the lower school (grades pre-K3 through 5) on campus five days a week, while the middle and high school will attend in-person classes twice a week and log in virtually the other three days a week to reduce class sizes. The Traditional Plan consists of five days on campus while Campus Connect is a virtual option that allows students to remain connected to their classrooms while they are not on-campus for an extended period of time. While nothing can replace the experience students get from being in a real classroom, the goal is to ensure that everyone who wants to be a Laker is able to do so, regardless of their location. Campus Connect is available at all grade levels, pre-K3-12. All three of these plans will offer the same instructions, assessments and access to all Windermere Prep has to offer.

About Windermere Preparatory School

As part of the Nord Anglia Education of Schools, WPS collaborates with world-leading organizations and experts, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for innovative STEAM curricula and The Juilliard School for the fine arts programs that are offered at all ages. In addition to the WPS academic curriculum, our athletic program has nearly 60 middle and high school teams competing in Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) programs, with student participation at over 74% campus-wide.

To complement the WPS academic and athletic programs, a comprehensive fine and performing arts program strives to unleash expression and unlock the passions of all students. The collaboration with The Juilliard School comes to life in through visual arts, theatre, media arts, music and dance, which are available to students at all grade levels.

Community service is also of primary importance, and the dedication to service work reflects the deep belief of WPS that students 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. As an International Baccalaureate World School and one of Nord Anglia Education’s family of 66 international schools, WPS provides students with a global perspective both inside and outside the classroom.

To learn more about Windermere Preparatory School and how you can become a part of the WPS family, schedule a visit or take a virtual tour at

6189 Winter Garden Vineland Road
Windermere, FL 34786
407.905.7737 |


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College Acceptance

Students (grades 6-12) who participate in at least one of the 61 Teams in over 20 different

Applause Award Nominations Received by Fine Arts Program in the 2019-20 School Year

Events and Shows Performed at the Cypress Center in the 2019 -2020 School Year

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