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.
As a panelist, Mr. Williamson discusses active efforts to expand candidate pools, how organizational processes have been rethought to promote diversity, and how he has engaged in―and led―conversations to enhance well-rounded awareness of social justice objectives.
Windward teachers provide advice on how educators can find time to refresh and prepare during the summer.
Four faculty members were featured on edCircuit as they shared their perspectives on best practices for remote teaching.
Head of School Jamie Williamson was recently interviewed about his leadership in navigating a school through the pandemic. Listen to the full recording on edCircuit.