Windward Fund

Help Transform Lives at The Windward School

Gifts to the Windward Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund) support the yearly operating budget of the School and are critical to its financial health. Your gift to the Windward Fund supports the people and the programs that make The Windward School successful.

These tax-deductible gifts are current-use dollars and have a direct and immediate impact on every student and teacher’s experience. Your gift ensures our students can reach their full academic potential and enables teachers to implement the proven Windward Way to all 991 students this academic year.

The Windward Fund is the School’s philanthropic priority.

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Your gift to the Windward Fund supports:

Expertly trained and highly effective teachers – Windward teachers receive a combined 11,000 hours of professional development each year. 

Small Classes – Windward’s low student-teacher ratio is exceptional, even by independent school standards, and it is essential to delivering our research-based, direct instruction program.

Tuition Assistance – Windward students receive over $7.5 million in tuition assistance each year. This support helps ensure that every student seeking enrollment has the financial ability to do so.

Parent & Guardian Education – The Windward School prepares parents and guardians to advocate for their children by offering over ten seminars and two lectures a year by world-renowned experts in language-based learning disabilities and child development.

Leadership Giving Levels:


1926 Society $50,000+
Founder's Circle $25,000-$49,999
Head's Circle $15,000-$24,999
Patron's Circle $10,000-$14,999
Benefactor's Circle $5,000-$9,999
Leader's Circle $3,000-$4,999
NEW: Young Alumni Circle $500-$2,999*
*Alumni ages 30 and younger.

Donors in these categories are invited to a thank-you party each fall.

For more information contact:

Melissa Stewart
Windward Fund Director
(914) 949-6968
ext. 2847

The Windward School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to this organization are deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Windward School’s EIN number is 13-1740499.