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Celebrating Dr. Russell's 13 years as head of school and his new role as executive director of The Windward Institute

More than 200 Windward parents, alumni, alumni parents, trustees, faculty and staff members, and friends joined The Windward School’s Board President Ellen Bowman in honoring Head of School Dr. John J. Russell at Guastavino’s under the Queensboro Bridge on the evening of May 4. The event was held to celebrate Dr. Russell’s 13 years leading Windward and to congratulate him in his next role as the inaugural executive director of The Windward Institute beginning July 1.  

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Chancellor Carranza of the NYC Department of Education Visits Windward

Recently, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza, along with Michael Benedetto, Chair of the NY State Standing Committee on Education and Assemblymember; Jo Anne Simon, Member of the NY State Standing Committee on Education and Assemblymember; Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, Co-Founders and Co-Directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity; Robert Carroll, Windward alum and New York State Assemblymember, visited The Windward School's Manhattan campus.

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WTTI Earns Perfect Score for Multisensory Structured Language Education

In the fall of 2018, a team of educators representing the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), visited Windward Teacher Training Institute (WTTI) for three days to review files, interview administrators and faculty members involved in the IMSLEC process, and examine WTTI's facilities as part of the reaccreditation process for IMSLEC certification. As a result of this visit and many months of preparation by WTTI administrators, faculty, and staff, a perfect score for reaccreditation in multisensory structured language education has been granted to WTTI. No recommendations or limitations were made, and the IMSLEC report stated, "Your program is the gold standard—a model of excellence."

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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.
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


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


Students across all three campuses


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

The Voices of Windward