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The Windward School is a co-ed, independent day school located in New York City and White Plains, New York for children in grades 1-9 with language-based learning disabilities like dyslexia.

The Windward 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 and is designed to give students the skills they need to succeed in school and return with confidence to mainstream educational settings.

The Windward School's academic program focuses on the three basic challenges faced by students with language-based learning disabilities:

  • Acquiring the academic strategies and skills necessary to reach their academic potential.
  • Developing self-confidence in their ability to achieve success.
  • Understanding their learning differences so they can become effective self-advocates.

98% of Windward students move on to mainstream schools after completing The Windward School's academic program.

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At a Glance


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


Students across all three campuses in grades 1-9
Low Student-Teacher Ratio


Periods of language arts classes per day


Of students return to mainstream schools

$6 million+

Financial aid distributed for 2019-2020


Cumulative hours of professional development for teachers each year


Science classrooms across all three campuses

Recent Windward News

The Windward School community members created and donated thousands of items to benefit local charities.

The Windward Parents Association held their second annual CommUNITY Service Day in Manhattan and White Plains, and with the help of students and family members, created and donated thousands of items to area charities. Read more about it and view photos here.

Read More about Thousands of Items Created and Donated for Local Charities During The Windward School’s Windward Parents Association CommUNITY Service Day