Willowwind School

     Tel: (319)338-6061
        
   
Grades: PK - 6 | 160 students
Willowwind offers an independent, progressive elementary school experience with a Montessori based preschool program for children ages 3 through 13.
The school was founded in 1972 by a group of educators and parents to provide an innovative approach to education for the Iowa City community.
Our mission is to develop in our students curiosity and creativity, self-esteem combined with social consciousness and self-discipline, mastery of academic skills and basic knowledge, and the ability to think and express oneself clearly and constructively.
We believe that children learn best in an atmosphere that provides security, continuity, and high expectations.
A low student-teacher ratio allows teachers to establish informed, caring relationships with students and to meet the specific educational and social needs of each child.
Students generally have one main teacher over multiple years, allowing the teacher to understand each child intellectually and temperamentally.
This close relationship is ideal for responding effectively to a child's work and encouraging constant growth.
At Willowwind, children find the freedom to make mistakes and the courage to move beyond them to their fullest potential.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Through coordination with Grant Wood AEA.
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 160 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade Willowwind School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Limited need and merit based financial assistance may be available through separate application.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Admissions Director Rachel Butler

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess Club, Choir, Creative Movement, French, Latin, Lego League, Running Club, Spanish, Theater Band, Chess Club, Choir, French, Latin, Lego League, Running Club, Spanish, Theater, Creative Movement,

School Notes:

  • Personalized, project based learning experiences
  • Small class sizes in diverse, multi-age classrooms
  • Immersion Spanish, interactive music, integrated art and whole-child based movement curriculum
  • Community based classroom initiatives and service learning opportunities
  • LEED-certified, environmentally conscious learning space with outdoor prairie science lab and garden
  • New in 2013-2014:  1:1 Ipad technology integration within 5th-6th grade class
  • Before and After School Program Extensions, Spring Break & Summer Programming

Profile last updated: 05/26/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Regina Catholic Education Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Regina Catholic Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Regina Catholic Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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