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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 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
Registration Open for The Windward School 2020 Summer Program

The Windward School's Summer Program offers a month-long curriculum for students in grades 2-9, taught by full-time Windward faculty members trained in the school's research-validated, multisensory approach. The 2020 summer program starts on Monday, July 6 and ends on Friday, July 31. Students can enroll in a half-day or full-day program at either the Westchester Middle School or Manhattan campuses. For the first time, Windward is offering a half-day program for students entering grade 2. Register online at www.thewindwardschool.org/summer before the registration deadline of Sunday, May 31. 

Read More about Registration Open for The Windward School 2020 Summer Program
The Windward Institute's mission is to increase childhood literacy rates by disrupting the educational status quo

A division of The Windward School, The Windward Institute builds leading-edge education-research partnerships, offers professional development based on the latest research, and advocates for the rights of dyslexic students.

Read More about The Windward Institute Launches with Mission to Increase Childhood Literacy