Virtual Tour of The Windward School

There is nothing we love more than welcoming families to our campuses! However, we invite you to enjoy a virtual tour of The Windward School until you are able to visit us. 

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The Windward School uses the direct instruction methodology, a teacher-directed method, where the teacher stands in front of
First Day of School 2019-2020 at Windward's Manhattan Middle School
Guided practice and teacher observation and assessment of a student's learning are hallmarks of direct instruction.
The Windward School Field Day
Teachers have ensured their lessons continue to follow direct instruction, multisensory methodology during remote learning.
The Windward Reading Program integrates reading, spelling, and handwriting into cohesive and carefully sequenced lessons.
Windward students support their local communities
A parent participates in Windward Today
Being a Windward teacher means that professional development is never completed.
Windward students perform in a musical revue
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At Windward, Teachers create a studio art program to give students the confidence to express themselves visually. 
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Students participate in a science lab.
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A peek inside a classroom of Windward's Manhattan Middle School
The Windward School uses the direct instruction methodology, a teacher-directed method, where the teacher stands in front of

At a Glance

3

Campuses - Two in White Plains, N.Y. and one in Manhattan

940

Students across all three campuses in grades 1-9

5:1

Language Arts Class Student-Teacher Ratio

3

Periods of language arts classes per day

98%

Of students return to mainstream schools

$6 million+

Financial aid distributed for 2019-2020

11,000+

Cumulative hours of professional development for teachers each year

9

Science classrooms across all three campuses

37

Athletics teams across all three campuses

55

After-school clubs across all three campuses

What Others Say

Windward is dedicated to the transmission of knowledge and teaching. What I saw was so indicative of what I believe is necessary for children to learn.

- Maryanne Wolf, PhD

UCLA Distinguished Visiting Professor of Education and Director of the UCLA Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice and the Chapman University Presidential Fellow

My Windward graduate is using the skills he gained during his time with you to much success right now. Though the student may leave Windward, Windward never leaves the student!

- Westchester Middle School Alumni Parent

We need Windward all over the country, because there is no school like it.

- Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development at Yale University and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

This is a HUGE milestone for us as a family, especially for our son...he is reading a book...on his own. My husband and I looked at each other in shock, excitement, and relief that we made the right decision (though a tough one) to move him to his current school. Thank you The Windward School for your passion and dedication to the wonderful world of dyslexia. We are grateful beyond words.

- Westchester Lower School Parent

I feel very lucky to know my daughter is part of this incredible school. Beside the impressive academic side to it, Windward teaches human values that I know my daughter will carry with her as an adult. Please know I am deeply thankful for everything Windward has done for my family.

- Manhattan Middle School Parent

My husband and I are so grateful for all you are doing for our daughter. The moment I realized she had picked up a book and started reading a bedtime story to her younger sister was very moving for me. What a difference Windward has made in our lives.

- Manhattan Lower School Parent

This is our son's first year at Windward. I respond to anyone inquiring about Windward with "It's a magic school!"

- Westchester Lower School Parent

I am grateful for a lot of things in my life (especially now) but top of my list are my son's Windward teachers. I am in awe of their grace, resourcefulness, calm and pure engagement. They have created a safe and calm world for my little third grader. He is getting through this odd time in large part to his wonderful teachers providing as “normal” of a learning experience as they can at this time. I simply cannot imagine any other third grade student getting the kind of experience my son is receiving.

- Westchester Lower School Parent

One of the takeaways from Windward was witnessing the incredible work ethic of everyone there. It was the indefatigable energy of the adults at Windward that helped our children to reach their highest abilities. My family will forever be grateful. Thank you!

- Manhattan Middle School Alumni Parent

We are blown away with the educational program that Windward has put together. It is full, enriching, structured and organized. I have been so impressed across all subject areas from his LA, math and social studies but also PE, art and science. My son has been engaged, leaning and happy! We feel very lucky to be apart of such an amazing school!

- Westchester Lower School Parent

Once our daughter began at Windward, her demeanor at home improved dramatically. It was the Windward magic! I am in awe and admiration for how you continue to inspire, challenge and motivate our daughter to work independently and self advocate. Although school isn’t the same this spring being online, our daughter's confidence continues to bloom before our eyes. It’s a beautiful thing for us to see her carry this confidence into everything she does here at home. 

- Westchester Middle School Parent

Our son is excited to go to school every morning. He could not have done this without the enormous supportive team at Windward! We are so grateful.

- Westchester Middle School Parent

Thanks for all you do. You made a great difference in the life of our granddaughter.

- Manhattan Lower School Grandparent

I am appreciative of the continued professionalism, compassion, and dedication at Windward. Students at the school are extremely fortunate. I only wish more were receiving the specialized, hands on, multisensory experience that Windward provides.

- Former Windward Faculty and Staff Member

Thank you to Windward for rising to the challenge of COVID-19 and succeeding!! I am appreciative of all the teachers' skills and compassion.

- Manhattan Middle School Parent

Thank you for everything that you have done for my son. We are indebted to all of his Grade 8 teachers. You are all amazing.

- Westchester Middle School Parent

Windward has changed my life for the best. I am forever grateful for Windward and will take the tools I learned wherever life takes me. In addition, I'm so fortunate for the long-lasting bonds that Windward allowed me to create.

- Alumni 

Hear From Our Students

Hear From Our Alumni

Hear From Our Teachers

After Windward, 98% of our students return to mainstream schools. Our students are able to accomplish this because at Windward they:

  • acquire the academic strategies and skills necessary to reach their academic potential.
  • develop self-confidence in their ability to achieve success.
  • understand their language-based learning disability so they can become effective self-advocates.

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