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.

Windward's mission is to remediate students' dyslexia or other language-based learning disability and to return students to mainstream schools.

Nationally recognized for its development of instructional programs designed specifically to help students achieve language proficiency, Windward'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.

Students enter and leave Windward at different points throughout grades 1 through 9.  98% of Windward students return to mainstream schools after it is determined they have completed the Windward academic program and are ready to return to a mainstream school.

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Recent Windward News

Stephanie Dunn faculty spotlight

Currently, Stephanie Dunn is the Supervisor of Library Services at The Windward School, a school serving students with language-based learning disabilities. In this role, she oversees the library collection as well as research curriculum, promoting lifelong readers and fostering 21st century research skills.  

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Paul Lennihan Fac staff spotlight

Paul Lennihan has been a teacher at The Windward School for seven years. He discovered his passion for science at a young age, and he enjoys bringing that enthusiasm to his students. An avid SCUBA diver, Mr. Lennihan loves to introduce his students to the wonders of the natural world. 

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Leslie Zuckerwise, Division Head of Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools, To Retire After 20 Years at Windward

After 20 years of outstanding service to The Windward School, Leslie Zuckerwise, Division Head of Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools, will retire at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year.

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