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Windward in the News - Dyslexia Advocacy

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute, joined a high-profile panel of experts, including Windward alumnae and New York State Assemblymember Robert Carroll '04) to discuss the urgent need to improve the diagnosis and education of dyslexic students in New York. Read more and watch the full forum here.

Read More about Windward in the News - New York Could Mandate Dyslexia Screening in Preschools
Windward Faculty Connecting Research with Practice Using Educational Neuroscience Technique

Teacher training is a hallmark of The Windward School. As a key partner with Haskins Laboratories and the Haskins Global Literacy Hub, The Windward School is expanding upon its professional development offerings for faculty to include more opportunities to learn from experts in the field of educational neuroscience. This past summer, groups of faculty volunteers across all three campuses engaged in a new professional learning experience when they were trained in preparation for the in-school research study, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School, a part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project.

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The goal of our administration, faculty, and staff is to ensure that every Windward student reads with confidence, writes with purpose, and achieves the skills necessary to lead a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.
An independent school exclusively for students with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, The Windward School enrolls students in grades one through nine.
The School's academic curriculum is research-based and multisensory in nature. It is designed to give students the skills they need to succeed in school and return with confidence to mainstream educational settings.

Our Campuses

Westchester Lower School

Grades 1 - 4

Located at 13 Windward Avenue in White Plains, N.Y., 198 students in grades 1 - 4 excel in an environment that balances calm with exuberance, learning with fun--each in their appropriate places and often mixing together.

Westchester Middle School

Grades 5 – 9

Located at 40 West Red Oak Lane in White Plains, New York, 380 students in grades 5 - 9 build warm and trusting relationships with their teachers in a structured environment where expectations are clear and care for each student is paramount.

Manhattan Lower & Middle Schools

Grades 1 – 8

Located at 212 E. 93rd Street, we are able to bring our research-based program to New York City and help many more children with language-based learning disabilities bridge the gap between their performance and their academic potential.

At a Glance


Campuses - Two in White Plains, N.Y. and one in Manhattan


Students across all three campuses
Low Student-Teacher Ratio


Periods of language arts classes per day


Of students return to mainstream schools

$5 million+

Financial aid distributed for 2018-2019


Hours of professional development for teachers each year


Science classrooms across all three campuses

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