The Windward School

  • The Windward School, located on three campuses: Westchester Lower School; Westchester Middle School and Manhattan LS/MS, is a coeducational, independent day school focused exclusively on helping students in grades 1-9 with language-based learning disabilities.
  • The School is dedicated to providing an excellent instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities.
  • The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided.
  • Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills.
  • Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth, enables students to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills.
  • Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential, in preparation for a successful return to mainstream educational environment.
  • To meet these goals, the school provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research, and also shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-9
Year Founded1926
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students525 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Windward School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers135 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMaureen A. Sweeney
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  • Dobbs Ferry
    Grades: 5-12 | 695 students
    7.1 miles
    49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
    (914) 479-6420
    7.1 5-12
    695
  • Yonkers
    Grades: PK | 234 students
    8.7 miles
    45 Park Ave
    Yonkers, NY 10703
    (914) 376-4300
    8.7 PK
    234
  • New Rochelle
    Grades: PK-8 | 192 students
    3.4 miles
    340 Quaker Ridge Rd
    New Rochelle, NY 10804
    (914) 636-6202
    3.4 PK-8
    192
  • New Rochelle
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    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-12 | 153 students
    4.6 miles
    100 Overlook Cir
    New Rochelle, NY 10804
    (914) 632-8836
    4.6 NS-12
    153
  • Greenwich
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    Special Education School
    Grades: K-9 | 265 students
    6 miles
    45 Glenville Road
    Greenwich, CT 06831
    (203) 622-9240
    6 K-9
    265

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