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The Windward School - A school for children with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities

A coed, independent day school exclusively for students with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, The Windward School enrolls students in grades one through nine. 98% of Windward students move on to mainstream schools after completing The Windward School's academic program. 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.


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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

Recent Windward News

Fall Community Lecture Recording Available Online

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 500 in-person and 500 live-stream attendees joined the Windward community for the Fall 2019 Community Lecture, "Why Some Children Struggle to Read: The Neurobiology of Dyslexia and Other Reasons Children Struggle,” presented by Devin Kearns, PhD.

The recording of the lecture is now available online below or at www.thewindwardschool.org/lecture

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Windward in the News - Dyslexia Advocacy

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute, joined a high-profile panel of experts, including Windward alumnae and New York State Assemblymember Robert Carroll '04) to discuss the urgent need to improve the diagnosis and education of dyslexic students in New York. Read more and watch the full forum here.

Read More about Windward in the News - New York Could Mandate Dyslexia Screening in Preschools