Willowwind School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (319)338-6061
  • 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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedThrough coordination with Grant Wood AEA.
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students140 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 11%
Students by GradeWillowwind School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSliding Scale K-6th grade tuition. Limited need based financial assistance may be available through separate application.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions DirectorRachel Butler

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Creative Movement, Lego League, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Clu

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

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Iowa City
    Grades: PK-12 | 938 students
    1.2 miles
    2150 Rochester Ave
    Iowa City, IA 52245
    (319)338-5436
    1.2PK-12
    938
  • Iowa City
    Grades: PK-6 | 516 students
    1.2 miles
    2120 Rochester Avenue
    Iowa City, IA 52245
    (319)337-5739
    1.2PK-6
    516
  • Coralville
    Grades: NS-6 | 102 students
    4.9 miles
    374 Holiday Road
    Coralville, IA 52241
    (319)338-9650
    4.9NS-6
    102
  • Coralville
    Grades: K-8 | 30 students
    5.3 miles
    1250 12th Avenue
    Coralville, IA 52241
    (319)339-0998
    5.3K-8
    30
  • North Liberty
    Grades: PK-8 | 184 students
    7.3 miles
    255 Hackberry St
    North Liberty, IA 52317
    (319)626-4777
    7.3PK-8
    184

School Reviews

5  7/24/2015
My daughter has loved her Summer Program experiences at Willowwind over the last three years. The hands-on, project based approach provides a terrific extension to her interests (especially in art)! I appreciate the small, multi-age classrooms even over the summer; she has developed some great "summer" friendships in addition to her school year peers.
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