Admissions Procedure

Criteria for admissions to The Windward School are the following:
    • Written diagnosis of a language-based learning disability
    • Average to superior intellectual potential
    • No behavioral or emotional problems that would interfere with the instructional program

Step 1. Register for an information session* and/or request an application.
Step 2. Submit the following forms to the admissions office:

  • An application and release form by parent(s) or legal guardian, allowing The Windward School to communicate with professionals who have worked with the prospective student
  • A completed psychoeducational evaluation including a WISC IV with scaled scores or Stanford Binet 5th edition (given within the past two years)
  • Projective testing (Rorschach and/or any Apperception Test) - See FAQs on projective testing here.
  • Recent school reports (from parents’ files or current school)
  • $50 non-refundable fee for processing the application

Step 3. After the application file is submitted with all of the above information, the admissions committee will review it.

Step 4. Some applicants will be invited to visit the School to attend classes and meet with a learning specialist. There is a $300 fee to screen each applicant.

Step 5. The admissions committee will review the data within two weeks of the screening.

Step 6. Findings and recommendations are discussed at a parent/guardian conference.

    • If admission is recommended, a contract is sent.
    • If enrollment is not recommended, suggestions for other options are discussed at the parent/guardian conference.

*Parents/guardians are welcome to attend an information session at any time before or during the application process. Attending an information session is not a requirement of receiving an application.
For an appointment or if you have any questions about the application process or the fees associated with it, please contact the Admissions Office or call (914) 949-6968, ext. 2225.