Winston Preparatory School NY

126 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011-0100
Tel: (646)638-2705
Grades: 4-12 | 217 students
Winston Preparatory School is a co-ed day school for 4th through 12th grade students with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, expressive or receptive language disorders and executive functioning problems.
Our mission is to facilitate the independence of individuals with learning difficulties through assessment driven individualized education, research and outreach.  Our unique educational program for middle and upper school students with learningdesigned to develop essential skills and challenge his or her strengths. This is our sixteenth year of our highly successful “Focus Program,” in which each student receives a daily period of one-to-one instruction concentrating on his or her greatest area of need.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 4-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based Learning Differences, Dyslexia, Non-verbal learning disabilities, Executive Functioning
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 217 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Winston Preparatory School NY Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Michelle Bramlett
Admissions Associate Medry Rodriguez


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art in the City, Chess club, Choir, Community service, Computer Programming, Conversational Spanish, Cooking, Dance Fitness, Digital Photography, Documentary filmmaking, Drawing and painting, Fencing, Film studies, JAM Band, Sports in American Culture, Student government, Tai Chi Chuan, Video Gaming, Weight training, Yearbook, Yoga Chess club, Choir, Cooking, Dance Fitness, Fencing, Film studies, JAM Band, Tai Chi Chuan, Video Gaming, Yearbook, Yoga, Art in the City,
Community service,
Computer Programming,
Conversational Spanish,
Digital Photography,
Documentary filmmaking,
Drawing and painting,
Sports in American Culture,
Student government,
Weight training,

School Notes:

  • Educational programs at WPS center on facilitating the independence of students with learning difficulties through assessment driven individualized education. To achieve this mission, Winston’s curriculum focuses on skill-based learning with an underlying emphasis on social-emotional growth.  Small classes of 8-12 students help to create a comfortable learning environment and facilitate the individualization of course work. At the high school level, students with appropriate levels of skill mastery may participate in college courses. Ninety percent of graduates in the last five years have been accepted to college. In addition to the New York City location, Winston Prep also has campuses in Norwalk, CT and Whippany, NJ.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Xavier High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John A Coleman School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is City Country School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    John A Coleman School
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 210 students
    0.1 miles
    590 Avenue Of The Americas
    New York, NY 10011
  • New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 277 students
    0.2 miles
    146 W 13th St
    New York, NY 10011
  • New York
    Nazareth Nursery
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-PK | 64 students
    0.2 miles
    216 West 15th Street
    New York, NY 10011
  • New York
    Grades: UG | 185 students
    0.2 miles
    25 W 17th St
    New York, NY 10011
  • New York
    Xavier High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1022 students
    0.2 miles
    30 W 16th St
    New York, NY 10011

School Reviews

The HeadMaster, Deans, Teachers, and Support Staff are beyond amazing. My Child has been here 3 Years, and this School, and School Program has made 1000% difference in her life... I highly recommend this school for any child that has Learning Differences. As a Parent, You are as Important as well. There is no other school like it in New York City...
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

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