Welcome to Windermere's Leadership Mini-School Program !
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Leadership Program seeks student who are hard-working, motivated, and interested in new challenges to better themselves and their community. The desire to learn more, lead through actions, and communicate with others the importance of social justice, active citizenship, community involvement, and environmental stewardship are central to the students’ development as leaders. A key component to ensure ongoing success is to continue to work alongside students, guiding them in their projects and offering them new opportunities to continually ignite their passions.
The Windermere Leadership Program offers active, involved, community-minded students unique learning opportunities. Our program philosophy is based on three pillars: social justice, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.
The Leadership Program gives students the opportunity to benefit from a mini-school setting while still being involved in the full school community. Classes are grouped so that students attend 4 Leadership-focused classes with their cohort on one day, and 4 mainstream courses (including electives) on their non-Leadership day. Under the semester model, 1/2 the day will be Leadership classes and 1/2 the day will be mainstream classes.
The digital application for Windermere Leadership can be found by clicking below. Please make sure to read all the instructions before starting. Have your personal statement work and report card/s ready to upload and long answer questions ready to answer.
For application information please click HERE.
Note: the application for entry in September 2022 is not yet active. Please make sure you have read the instructions carefully before you start.
For many years, the Windermere Leadership Program has been recognized for several awards. Having been involved in various events and projects, we’ve managed to earn the reputation as a community-minded program. Take a look at some of our awards we've won over the years.
We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.
As guests to this beautiful Land, we are thankful and consider it a privilege to be able to live and do our learning here. We are committed to the process of decolonization and reconciliation with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Urban Indigenous communities. We are grateful for Indigenous stewardship and look forward to continued partnership.
This acknowledgment is a reminder of the discriminatory, racist, and colonial practices that have had a lasting legacy and continue to create barriers for aboriginal peoples and communities in our city.