About Us

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 disabilities 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.

Meet Some of our Alumni