Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission

Windward is a coeducational, independent day school dedicated to providing a proven instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting, enables students to understand their learning differences, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to a mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the School provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community. (Updated and approved at the September 27, 2011 Board of Trustees meeting)

Our Vision

A world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success

Difference is Power

(Updated and approved at the January 28, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting)

Our Core Values

  • Commitment - Windward’s unparalled commitment to a world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success guides our every action.  
  • Growth - A growth mindset at Windward is shared by all and takes many forms, from academic growth for students to professional growth for faculty and staff to enrollment growth for number of students served. 
  • Impact - Each day Windward strives to make a life-changing and transformational impact on every individual child in the classroom and within the greater learning disability population
  • Community - Windward believes in building a diverse and inclusive community that puts our students at the center of all we do, and where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. 

What Makes The Windward School Special?

The Windward Way

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Windward

We believe that in order to fully achieve the goal of educating children with language-based learning disabilities, the experience of academic success must be “combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting.” 

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