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. Start your application in Ravenna.
Step 2. Submit the following forms via Ravenna 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 complete psychoeducational evaluation including a WISC-V with at least ten primary subtests to support the five domains administered within two years of applying (scaled scores required)
  • Recent school reports (from parents’ files or current school)
  • $75 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 screening fee.
  • Please plan on a full morning visit to Windward, which will include the student screening and classroom visits.
  • Screenings typically run 1.5 hours and will assess students' reading, spelling, and writing skills to determine placement in an appropriate instructional group.
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. At this time, a campus tour may be offered.
  • 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 strongly recommended.

If you have any questions about the application process or the fees associated with it, please contact the Admissions Office at or call (914) 949-6968 ext. 2258 in Westchester or (212) 222-8628 ext. 3149 in Manhattan.

The Windward School does not discriminate in admissions, employment, or administration of programs on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.