AN ELITE HIGH SCHOOL & ATHLETIC ACADEMY Fall 2017
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THE WINDSOR ADVANTAGE
THE WINDSOR CAMPUS
THE WINDSOR APPROACH
Leadership & Character
BAHAMAS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
DAY IN THE LIFE
A place to explore new challenges and reach new heights. A place to thrive in academics and excel in athletics.
WI NDSOR HI GH SCHOOL for Day and Boarding Learners aged 14-19
Complementing the academic curriculum offered at Windsor High School, the Albany Tennis Academy, Albany Golf Academy, and Bahamas Tottenham Hotpsur Football Club at Windsor High School deliver focused training and development programmes in the sport disciplines.
THE WINDSOR ADVANTAGE Windsor High School at Albany provides a rare
both day and boarding school programmes along with
academic and athletic upper secondary school
â€œflexi-lodging,â€? which is open to day learners who may
exper ience. Located on the island of New Providence
need to stay on campus for temporary sojourns or in
in The Bahamas, Windsor High School is an institution
situations where their parents are traveling.
for learners aged 14-19 years old who are ready to challenge themselves to be the best they can be.
In addition, Windsor High School affords a select group of learners pursuing athletic excellence to do
As a registered Cambridge school offering IGCSE
so with their peers - not sacrificing the secondary
and A Level programmes and qualifications, Windsor
school social experience - while attending the Albany
helps learners develop a passion for knowledge while
Golf Academy and Albany Tennis Academy powered
giving them the opportunity to earn a high-quality
by coaches Mitchell Spearman and Lleyton Hewitt,
internationally recognised education.
Set on 25 acres within the secure, gated resort community of Albany, Windsor High School offers
6 Baha Mar Lynden Pindling International Airport
Ocean Club Nassau
Old Fort Bay
Lyford Cay Odyssey Aviation FBO
ALBANY, T H E B AH AMAS Located on the island of New
championship golf course designed
Providence in The Bahamas, Windsor
by Ernie Els and first-class practice
High School is situated on the
facilities. Albany also features boutique
southwestern end of the island within
resort accommodations, a modern
the luxury resort community of Albany,
mega-yacht marina, both adult and
founded by Joe Lewis and Tavistock
family pools, a range of restaurants,
Group, and golfing greats Tiger Woods
a kidâ€™s clubhouse and kidâ€™s activities,
and Ernie Els.
a full-service spa and salon, fitness centre that includes a boxing ring and
Opened in 2010, Albany spans 600
CrossFit course, a racquet centre, water
acres featuring an unparalleled
sports, and equestrian activities. The
combination of surroundings,
community and school enjoy twenty-
architecture, sporting amenities,
four hour security, providing a safe and
and service. With something for
everyone, Albany is highlighted by a
“A sportsman’s paradise.”
Scott Wapner, CNBC
“It’s a rare find.”
Albany Championship Golf Course Home to the P GA TOURâ€™s Hero World Challenge
STATE-OF-THE-ART WINDSOR FACILITIES
The 25-acre Windsor High School campus at Albany provides an unparalleled day and international boarding school experience for learners featuring cutting-edge sporting facilities, advanced classrooms and technology, and a well-designed 50-bed residence hall, The Lodge.
LED BY THE BEST Windsor High School has brought
Lisa McCartney, with over 23 years
together a renowned team of faculty,
of experience in education, and the
coaches, and trainers representing
Windsor High School staff strive to
the best in education and sports,
motivate, encourage, and develop
highlighted by top golf instructor
champions and leaders.
Mitchell Spearman and former World No. 1 tennis player Lleyton Hewitt. With a passion for creating a competitive yet supportive learning environment in the classroom and on the field,
Lis a McCart n ey
M i tc h e l l S p e a r m a n
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In addition to championship facilities and cutting-edge technologies, student-athletes spend time with Windsor High Schoolâ€™s wellness and physio trainers and mental coaches and hear from some of the sportsâ€™ biggest names including top agents and players.
“Windsor High School is the institution where all can thrive, led by the best in each academic and athletic area.” - LISA MCCARTNEY
LISA McCARTNEY DIRECTOR
Lisa McCartney has changed the face of education in The Bahamas. As the founder and director of several schools, including Unicorn Village, The Meridian School, and Windsor Preparatory School, McCartney instilled her forward vision and passion for character and emotional intelligence development to advance these schools to capacity. She has received numerous awards and recognition including the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award from The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Rule Award, presented in affiliation with the United Nations, for her dedication and work in the field of education.
THE WINDSOR APPROACH DISCOVERING AND CULTIVATING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL Windsor High Schoolâ€™s holistic approach aims to develop the full potential within each learner. With a focus on education, sport, and personal enrichment, we foster an environment where timehonored educational practises and rigorous athletic training meet an impassioned value system. At Windsor High School, we shape and develop the next generation of leaders.
Building a school learners love.
A LEVEL SUBJECTS Ar t an d De s ign
Hi sto ry
Li terature i n Engl i sh
B u sin e ss
Mari ne Sci ence
Ch e mistr y
Compu te r S cie n ce
De sign an d Textile s
P hysi cs
E n glis h Lan gu age
P sycho l o gy
E nviron me n tal Man age me nt
Fre n ch G lobal Pe r spe ctive s an d Re se arch
IGCSE LEVEL SUBJECTS Ar t an d De s ign
Hi sto ry
Ch e mistr y
Compu te r S cie n ce
P hysi cal Educati o n
E n glis h Lan gu age
P hysi cs
E n glis h Lite ratu re
Spani sh o r French
E n te r pr ise
E nviron me n tal Man age me nt G lobal Pe r spe ctive s
ACADEMICS WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL PROVIDES AN INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT FOR ENGAGED YOUTH TO LEARN, GROW, AND DEVELOP THEIR INTERESTS, SKILL SETS, AND TALENTS.
Windsor ’s collegiate-style curriculum and schedule prepares learners to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. To achieve this, Windsor has been approved by Cambridge International Examinations to offer its world-class Cambridge programme. The school joins over 10,000 other schools in over 160 countries around the world that have chosen Cambridge, which is regarded as the “Gold Standard” for education. Following the U.K. high school system of Years 10-13, equivalent to the U.S. system of Grades 9-12, learners have the opportunity to earn necessary credits toward universities world wide and prepare for entrance exams such as the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.
BUILDING LEADERS PREPARING LEARNERS FOR UNIVERSITY Recognising our learnersâ€™ drive and will to succeed, we work with each Windsor High School learner and family to customise the path needed to achieve their goal of reaching the collegiate level. Upon acceptance to Windsor High School, learners participate in exam preparation courses and engage with faculty and staff for guidance on courses of study and college admissions. In addition, collaboration with faculty assist in the path to athletic recruitment and engagement. Learners earn necessary credits which can be put towards U.S. Universities and attend critical preparation courses for entrance exams including SAT and ACT.
BUILDING CHARACTER At Windsor High School, we strive to build character and teach accountability and balance for learners as they pursue their goals and dreams for a bright future. We prepare each learner for university, employment, and an enric hed and confident life beyond Windsor High School; recognising that holistic development is critical to success.
WINDSOR ATHLETICS STRENGTHENING COMPETITION, TEAMWORK, AND COMMITMENT Windsor High School provides an unparalleled athletics and physical education programme for all learners. Incorporating fitness and athletics into the school exper ience helps cultivate a sense of commitment, dedication, and leadership. Windsor High School learners have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and fitness programmes including swimming, running, golf, tennis, socce r, and basketball, among other offerings.
INTRODUCING ELITE ATHLETIC ACADEMIES
ALBANY GOLF ACADEMY POWERED BY MITCHELL SPEARMAN
UNMATCHED FACILITIES FOR AN ELEVATED GAME The Albany Golf Academy at Windsor High School combines all aspects of the game to elevate student-athletes to the next level. With physical training, coaching, on-course play multiple times per week and on weekends, and targeted short game practise, the golf programme provides a rigorous and disciplined schedule to help cultivate the gameâ€™s top athletes. Using the latest technologies including a launch monitor, swing catalyst, and KVest 3D motion analysis, student-athletes can assess and improve all areas of their game. Practise on the same championship golf course and practice facilities enjoyed by some of the worldâ€™s foremost athletes, who live and play at Albany.
“Creating well-rounded golfers that compete at the elite level is our driving purpose.” MITCHELL SPEARMAN
MITCHELL SPEARMAN Recognised as one of the top golf instructors in the industry, Mitchell Spearman has been instrumental in the golf training world for more than 25 years. Mitchell has taught and trained some of the worldâ€™s top professional golfers and brings a passion for teaching the game to all ages.
JON HEARN DIRECTOR OF GOLF
From Kent, England, Jon Hearn is a British PGA professional who turned pro at the age of 16 after a successful junior career. After playing in tournaments around the world and being exposed to some of the best golfing minds, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge of the sport over the last 15 years. Most recently, Jon has specialised in coaching promising juniors, who through his knowledge and passion for the game, have seen great success.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY SETTING THE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS Knowing each golfer is different, we implement a unique training and tracking system that allows the world-class facility to be completely utilised by the student-athletes, under the guidance and supervision of not only a great coaching staff but one of the greatest golf instructors to ever be involved in the sport of golf. No one swing is the same and no one skill set is applicable to any one golfer, course, or tournament. Creating well-rounded, highly efficient, and adapt-and-overcome golfers that compete at the top level is our driving purpose.
18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE Windswept dunes and a number of scenic and strategically challenging water features characterise Albanyâ€™s E rnie Els-designed championship, par-72 gol f course, which measures 7,400 yards from the back tees. Featuring five par 3s and five par 5s, the course is accompanied by multiple sets of tees and a range of shot values, and is host to PGA TOURâ€™s Hero World Challenge.
PRACTICE FACILITY & SHED - A GOLF PERFORMANCE CENTER First-class practice facilities complement Albanyâ€™s golf course, including a 400-yard driving range and short game greens and chipping areas. Learners have everything they need to bring their game to the next level. Newly designed exclusively for Academy learners, the Shed allows for heavier focus on the teaching aspects of golf with multiple hitting bays, TrackMan, Quintec putting and putting green, and software for golf ball analysis.
ALBANY TENNIS ACADEMY POWERED BY LLEYTON HEWITT
A NEW LEVEL OF COMPETITIVE TENNIS The Albany Tennis Academy at Windsor High School brings a level of competition not found anywhere else. Student-athletes receive personalised instruction, conditioning, and guidance as they improve in all aspects of the sport. Student-athletes spend multiple hours training on the court with both match play and skills, and match-simulation drills. Through various technologies, our expert team of coaches and staff analyse each student-athleteâ€™s technique and play to help advance their game.
“We prepare student-athletes both physically and mentally for the game’s highest level.” LLEYTON HEWITT
LLEYTON HEWITT Lleyton Hewitt made a name for himself early on in his career, becoming the youngest male ever to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles tennis. With singles titles victories including the U.S. Open and Wimbledon menâ€™s singles titles, U.S. Open menâ€™s doubles title, and back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup titles, Lleyton has earned more than 33 titles in his nearly 20-year professional career.
GRANT DOYLE DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
Originally from Australia, Grant Doyle has played and coached at the highest level of the game. As a coach, he has worked with several players who made the Association of Tennis Professionalsâ€™ top 50 players and has helped many junior players gain full scholarships to top universities including Stanford, University of Southern California, Berkeley, Pepperdine, University of Virginia, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a player, Coach Doyle was ranked No. 1 in the world as a junior and won the Australian Open, the Italian Open, and the French Open doubles. He is also one of the few Australian players that won every national age group from under 12s thru under 18s. After turning professional in 1991, Coach Doyle played on the ATP circuit for 8 years earning wins over several former top 10 players.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY “C’MON AUSSIE!” LLEYTON’S MOTIVATOR BASED ON COURAGE, MOVEMENT, OPPORTUNITY, AND NURTURE.
COURAGE as a tennis player incorporates focus, decisionmaking, and determination to succeed. The application and strength of the mind is fundamental in the one-on-one battle of a tennis match. It is about working hard at every point, being drilled to make the right shot at the right time, the commitment to training, and attaining the most out of yourself.
MOVEMENT and fitness are crucial for a tennis player. Being fitter than an opponent is a huge advantage; being able to move freely and wear down an opponent while still feeling fresh provides both physical and mental superiority. Fitness is solely determined by the athlete and is not reliant on opponents, the type of court, or weather conditions. A fit, healthy body contributes to a fit, healthy mind.
OPPORTUNITIES are important to recognise not only on the court but in life. Having the ability to recognise when an opportunity arises and take advantage of it is a critical state-of-mind for all tennis players. The mental application in tennis is often the difference in achieving success, and we instill the positive thinking, concentration on the task, and ability to analyse and react in our student-athletes.
NURTURE and growth of each student-athlete is an essential part of success. We take into account the well-being of each player and help give them life skills for the future. By providing a structured, disciplined environment, we encourage student-athletes to excel in training, fitness, diet, positive thinking, and academics.
TRAINING IN A WORLD-CLASS RACQUET CENTER Student-athletes train and compete on dedicated Windsor High School tennis courts alo ng with six additional lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and hard courts at Albany. An indoor padel tennis facility is on site for those looking to experience a different form of the game for fun.
PLAYSIGHT SMART COURTS Precision is an importa nt part of the game. With the latest PlaySight smart court technology, student-athletes can transform their game. The fully interactive technology monitors and tracks all activity on the court and offers professional-level analysis and evaluation tools; taking your game to the next level.
UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has found a New Home of American Tennis in Lake Nona, a 7,000-acre master-planned community, developed by Tavistock Group. The state-of-the-art facility features 102 courts and houses the USTAâ€™s Community Tennis and P layer Development divisions. Through this partnership, Albany Tennis Academy student-athletes have the opportunity to train and compete against the best of the best through the USTA.
BAHAMAS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR POWERED BY TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOOTBALL CLUB
A NEW LEVEL OF COMPETITIVE SOCCER Windsor High School in collaboration with Tottenham Hotspur created the worldâ€™s third Tottenham Hotspur Super Club, the Bahamas Tottenham Hotspur with a focus on the All Stars Programme. The All Stars Programme focuses on boys and girls aged 11-18 and encourages the best players from all BFA clubs on the island to train and play together throughout the year. The Tottenham Hotspur coaching and scouting staff are an integral part of the programme.
“Our Global Coaching team works across the world to develop young players and educate coaches, getting across a unique philosophy the Club has always prided itself on – attacking football played with style and flair.”
GRANT CORNWELL, HEAD OF TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR GLOBAL COACHING
A DAY IN THE LIFE Windsor High School student-athlete schedules are created to enhance individual development and are centred around desired disciplines and focus, with time in the classroom, time for training, and time for fun.
Training Academics Academics
Academics Training Training
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT We understand multiple facets go into preparing for life beyond Windsor High School. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to developing all aspects of studentathletes, with a focus on the individual sport discipline, both physical and mental training, competition, and tournaments as well as college placement and preparation.
Golf Skill Development
Tennis Skill Development
Tournaments & Competition
Power & Strength
Focus & Awareness
Speed & Movement
Agility & Flexibility
Positive Self Talk
WINDSOR CAMPUS THE 25-ACRE WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS AT ALBANY PROVIDES AN UNPARALLELED DAY AND INTERNATIONAL BOARDING SCHOOL EXPERIENCE FOR LEARNERS. The school welcomed its inaugural class in August 2017 in a new, state-of-the-art campus located at Albany in The Bahamas. Strategically laid out around a central courtyard to foster and promote commu nity – creating a sense of place and a sense of belonging – the campus features a creative arts centre, worldclass sporting facilities to complemen t those already within Albany, and a residence hall overlooki ng the Quad, providing an ideal setting for learners to thrive in all pursuits.
DINING Our on-campus cafĂŠ serves as the main hub for meals, offering a range of cuisine and offerings for learners which encourage a healthy lifestyle.
QUAD Situated in the heart of the Windsor High School campus is the Quad, a grand courtyard serving as a gathering place and main hub for learners, faculty, and staff.
CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE
The creative arts centre houses music, design, drama, dance, and other classes with a goal of instilling a passion for culture that will last well beyond the years at Windsor High School.
With a dedicated lap pool and other premier facilities, Windsor High School provides a range of sports and training programmes including golf, tennis, swimming, equestrian, and basketball.
LIVING HERE ALBANY, A RARE COLLECTION OF AMENITIES The 600-acre luxury resort community of Albany features an unparalleled combination of surroundings, architecture, sporting amenities, and service. Home to many of the worldâ€™s top athletes, Albany provides a wide array of amenities that are available to the learners of Windsor High School. WELLNESS SPA With a holistic approach to wellness, the full-service spa at Albany offers a range of treatments including custom massages and stretching sessions for all levels of athletes and are open to Windsor High School learners.
MOVIE THEATER Located in the golf clubhouse NINETEEN, the 18-seat movie theater runs current blockbusters each week and serves as an ideal place to catch the live broadcast of The Masters, Wimbledon, and many other worldwide sporting events.
POOLS Windsor High School learners have the opportunity to enjoy the numerous pools at Albany overlooking the beach and blue ocean waters.
RESORT ACCOMMODATIONS Ranging from two to seven bedrooms, the resort accommodations at Albany provide the families of Windsor High School learners with the perfect blend of a private home and luxury hotel. With dedicated concierge services to assist with all aspects of planning, families can stay at Albany and enjoy the amenities and restaurants with their Windsor High School learners.
LEARNER HOUSING At Windsor High School, our new, modern residence hall, The Lodge, provides learners with dorm-style rooms, furnished with beds, desks, wa rdrobes, and personal refrigerators. With Wi-Fi throughout The Lodge, after QUIPS (study hall), learners can study in the comfort of their rooms or socialise in the common areas centrally located on each floor. The 50-bed Lodge is attended by house parents, whose purpose is to support, mentor, and guide lodgers; promoting a safe and healthy living experience. In addition, Windsor High School offers flexi-lodging, allowing learners to stay on campus for a period of less than a full school year.
2018 January 2 - Term 2 Beg ins
January 10 - Majority Rule Day (School Closed) February 16 - Winter Break Begins February 26 - School Resumes
2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR
March 1 - Term 3 Fees Due (Day Learners Only) March 23 - Term 2 Ends
March 26 – Term 3 Begins
August 23 - Dorm Check-in
March 29 - Spring Break Begins
August 25 - Lodger ’s High School Mixer
April 9 - School Resumes
August 26 - Windsor High School Grand Opening Event
May 21 - Whit Monday (School Closed)
August 28 - First Day of School
June 1 - Randol Fawkes Day (School Closed)
October 9 - National Heroes Day (School Closed)
June 5 - Term 1 Fees Due (Day Learners Only)
October 20 - Fall Break Begins
June 14 - End of School Year Awards Ceremony - WHS (Evening)
October 30 - School Resumes
June 15 - End of School Year Awards Ceremony - WPS (Morning)
December 1 - Term 2 Fees Due (Day Learners Only) December 15 - Term 1 Ends / Holiday Break Begins
*All dates are tentative and subject to change.
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