Windermere is located on the east side of Vancouver in a neighbourhood primarily composed of single, detached housing. In addition to a fantastic regular academic program, the school hosts several district alternate programs including: ACE IT, Leadership, Learning Support, Life Skills, and P.A.S.E.
The student body comprises a diverse population originating from 40 different countries. There are 32 different languages identified as the language spoken in the home. The most common are Chinese, English, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
Windermere’s Community School model, which has built strong links with community agencies such as Collingwood Neighbourhood House and Renfrew Community Centre, has been used as a model for the district’s Community Link Teams that were established in September 2004. Through this program many Windermere students offer after-school programs at the neighbouring elementary schools and volunteer at community festivals.