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Willowwind School

Willowwind School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 6.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City


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Willowwind School says

Willowwind is a dually-accredited independent elementary school for children ages 4 through 14. 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 several 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.


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Mission Statement

Our mission at Willowwind School is to develop in our students:

Curiosity and a love for learning.

Self-esteem combined with social consciousness, emotional sensitivity and respect for others.

The ability to think flexibly and critically, problem solve and express oneself clearly and constructively.

Self discipline and acquisition of academic skills and creative pursuits.

An appreciation and respect for other cultures and the natural world.



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  (319) 338-6061

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 100
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 51
Kindergarten 15
1 7
2 5
3 6
4 5
5 7
6 4

Willowwind School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Willowwind School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Average Class Size 150
Gender 20% Male / 80% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 33%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Asian 10%
Head of School   Paul G Pressler

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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