Student Support

The Windward School understands that achieving academic competence alone is not enough for our students. To help prepare them to return to mainstream education, we also provide them with opportunities for social and emotional growth. Windward offers special programs for lower and middle school students that are specifically designed to help them. They include programs that:

  • Understand and manage their emotions
  • Develop friendships and manage social situations
  • Develop empathy for others
  • Understand how they learn
  • Learn how to advocate for themselves
  • Boost their self-confidence and build self-esteem
  • Succeed socially and academically in a mainstream environment

Student Support Programs By Division

Contact Us

Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools
phone: (212) 222-8628

Dr. Ania Siwek
School Psychologist, MLS & MMS, ext. 3366  

Ms. Lauren Fulco
Guidance Counselor, Grades 5-6, ext. 3336  

Ms. Meryl Schachter
Guidance Counselor, Grades 7-8 ext. 3337  


Westchester Lower School
phone: (914) 949-6968

Dr. Sarah Rendell
Psychologist, ext. 2242  

Mr. Andrew Pearlman
Guidance Counselor, ext. 2264 

Ms. Allyson Kapadia
Guidance Counselor, ext. 2244


Westchester Middle School
phone: (914) 949-6968

Ms. Julie Liebman
Dean of Student Support Services & Guidance Counselor, Grade 7
ext. 1239

Ms. Nicole Hanby
Guidance Counselor Students w/ last names L-Z Grades 6/8/9
ext. 1127

Ms. Lauren Proetta 
Guidance Counselor
Students w/ last names A-K Grades 6/8/9
ext. 1105


Coordinator of Guidance and Social Emotional Learning  

Dr. Anna Weiser 
All campuses
(914) 949-6968
ext. 2837