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Windward Families: Explore New Interests During Marchmester from March 18-22

Registration for Marchmester is now open for current Windward students in grades 1-9. The deadline to register is Friday, February 15. Marchmester is a terrific time to develop friendships and try something new, and the program offers students access to a variety of mini-courses in an environment that promotes positive social growth. Examples of some offerings include coding, puppetry, crochet, yoga and meditation, Dungeons & Dragons, and photography.  

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Alumni and Friends Reconnect at Holiday Alumni Reception

On Thursday, December 20, an intimate gathering of alumni, faculty, administrators, and friends toasted the holidays at The Windward School’s Manhattan campus. Between browsing past yearbooks, reminiscing about prior years at Windward, enjoying the spread of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, touring the Manhattan campus, and reconnecting with former teachers and classmates, many new friendships were established at the alumni holiday reception.  

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Register Online for Windward’s Summer Program in NYC and Westchester

The Windward School Summer Program is designed for all students, Windward and non-Windward, in Grades 3-9 (as of September 2019) who want to improve their skills in the area of reading, writing, math, science, and study and organizational skills. Classes are available in Westchester and Manhattan, and the month-long program will take place from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26.

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The Beacon Fall 2018 Issue

This issue of The Beacon features a powerful piece penned by Head of School Dr. John J. Russell. He deconstructs the Response to Intervention (RTI) methodology and offers several ways to improve it. Research Associate and Manhattan Middle School Teacher Danielle Scorrano authored two articles, highlighting key lessons on how the study of neuroscience can benefit the classroom and examining how Windward field trips are thoughtfully planned to enhance the classroom curriculum.

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Windward Showcases International Leadership at El Cerebro y La Lectura Conference in Argentina

On Saturday, September 8, Head of School Dr. Russell gave a speech to over 500 educators, academics, policymakers, psychologists, scientists, and parents from around the globe at the El Cerebro y La Lectura conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event brought together leaders in the scientific and educational fields to share advances in brain research, the learning process of reading, and scientifically-proven classroom practices.

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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

99%

Of students return to mainstream schools

$5,000,000+

Financial aid distributed for 2017-2018

11,000+

Hours of professional development for teachers each year

9

Science classrooms across all three campuses

The Voices of Windward