News & Calendar


Annual MMS/WMS Grades 8-9 Overnight Trip to Washington, DC

Every year in early June, the eighth-grade and ninth-grade students from both Manhattan Middle School and Westchester Middle School join together for an overnight trip to visit various sites in the nation’s capital. This year, the students and accompanying faculty toured the Newseum and witnessed the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery before stopping at a few of the iconic landmarks of DC, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. 

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More Than 1200 Windward Students, Faculty, and Staff Thank Dr. Russell at Special First School-wide Community Meeting

The entire Windward community of more than 900 students and nearly 350 faculty and staff members came together for the first-ever school-wide community meeting on May 31 to formally thank Dr. Russell for his tenure as head of The Windward School. The surprise presentation featured a video from students from each division sharing their well-wishes for Dr. Russell on his next chapter as executive director of The Windward Institute. Watch the video here.

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Vietnam Veteran Don Weigand Visits WMS Grade 8 Students

On May 15, eighth-grade students at Westchester Middle School had the opportunity to hear from Don Weigand, a Vietnam War veteran from the United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division and a member of the Valhalla American Legion Post 1038 veterans’ chapter. Westchester Middle School Teacher Mr. Caccopola invited Mr. Weigand to Windward to give students the opportunity to hear firsthand about the Vietnam War, complementing their learning in their social studies classes.

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Kate Sullivan Named 2019 Sandi Galst Scholar Award Recipient

Determined by the head of school on an annual basis, the Sandi Galst Scholar Award recognizes an outstanding Windward reading teacher. The faculty member is provided with financial assistance through the Sandi Galst Faculty Education Fund to further his/her education through academic course work or other professional experiences related to The Windward School.

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Roberta Plotycia Named 2019 Stone Master Teacher Award Recipient

In honor of The Windward School’s founder, Isabel Greenbaum Stone, the Stone Master Teacher Award is given at the end of each school year to an outstanding faculty member that has been at Windward for four years or more. The award serves as a reaffirmation of the importance Ms. Stone placed on exemplary instruction that meets the individual needs of students. 

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WHO WE ARE

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.
The School is nationally recognized for its development of instructional programs designed specifically to help students achieve language proficiency.
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 2 – 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

3

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

908

Students across all three campuses

4:1

Student-teacher ratio

3

Periods of language arts classes per day

98%

Of students return to mainstream schools

$5 million+

Financial aid distributed for 2018-2019

11,000+

Hours of professional development for teachers each year

9

Science classrooms across all three campuses

The Voices of Windward