The Winston School of Short Hills

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The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #1 - At The Winston School of Short Hills, we focus on helping students to overcome some of the difficulties in school due to language-based learning differences, such as DyslexIa, executive functioning difficulties, and Dysgraphia. We strive to create a comfortable educational environment based on understanding our students' challenges and strengths.
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The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #1 - At The Winston School of Short Hills, we focus on helping students to overcome some of the difficulties in school due to language-based learning differences, such as DyslexIa, executive functioning difficulties, and Dysgraphia. We strive to create a comfortable educational environment based on understanding our students' challenges and strengths.
The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #2 - Currently, in our 42nd year, The Winston School of Short Hills provides an exceptional education to students in grades 1-8. Winston students are bright, creative, and curious; they work hard every day to learn the strategies necessary to overcome challenges that language-based learning differences, including dyslexia, may present. Students are surrounded by a well-trained, compassionate, and nurturing faculty and staff.
The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #3 - Each day Winston students face new challenges, conquer new battles in learning, set higher standards, and achieve new goals. Each day our students make us proud and motivate us to keep on researching and find a new way to approach each student and discover their need in learning.
The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #4 - The dedicated and caring staff at The Winston School of Short Hills help students overcome language-based learning difficulties. We strive to create a comfortable educational environment where students feel understood and capable of learning. We bring out the best in our students and help them rebuild their confidence in the academic and social aspects of life.
The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #5 - If your child is struggling in school due to slow reading, poor spelling, or high sensitivity he or she may benefit from an individualized approach to education, where students` challenges and needs are at the core!
The Winston School of Short Hills Photo #6 - The Winston School is a community that helps students regain their confidence, and learn to be independent and successful academically and socially!
At The Winston School of Short Hills, we focus on helping students to overcome some of the difficulties in school due to language-based learning differences, such as DyslexIa, executive functioning difficulties, and Dysgraphia. We strive to create a comfortable educational environment based on understanding our students' challenges and strengths.
The Winston School educates students who, though intellectually capable, have had difficulties in school typically due to language-based learning differences.
The Winston School enables students to meet, with confidence, the academic and social challenges of life.
The Winston School fosters the potential and optimism in each child by cultivating intellectual, social, and emotional growth in a positive and stimulating environment.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 89 students
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The Winston School of Short Hills ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based Learning Differences/Dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia
Year Founded
1982
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
89 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Winston School of Short Hills Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
59%
Average Class Size
5 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants and Winston shirts with collars

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please call for more information.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please visit the WCL tab on our website for Summer Program information. www.winstonschool.org/wcl/summer-camp
Admissions Director
Greg Williams '01
Endowment Size
$8 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime, Baking, Chess, Fashion Club, Fashion Design, Lego, Makeup & Cosmetics, Minecraft, Minecraft Club, Robotics, RPG, Star Wars

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama Club, Drums, Guitar Lessons, Music Program, Piano, Violin

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Sportscasting Club

School Notes

The Winston School of Short Hills is a coed, 1st-8th grade, independent school serving children with language-based learning differences. Our students have the potential to meet with academic success but have struggled to reach this success due to challenges such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, low processing speed, central auditory processing disorder, and poor organizational and executive functioning skills. Our reading programs are Orton-Gillingham-based, and we believe in a multi-modality approach to teaching in every discipline and at every grade level. Most of our students move on to mainstream public, independent, boarding, and parochial schools.
  • "Many of our parents tell us that their lives at home have completely changed because their child is finally confident in reading. They say their child is no longer struggling with homework, they feel loved and supported at school and have become confident learners - and that they wish they had found Winston sooner." Dr. Josephine Diemond, Head of School
  • "We have had an absolutely wonderful experience at Winston, it has made a dramatic difference in our son's life."Matt Daly, Current Parent of 4th Grader
  • "Winston was an invaluable help to him in overcoming those difficulties that were posed by his learning differences..."Alumni Parent P'15. Trustee
  • "One specific moment where I was really really proud of myself was when I got 100 on my math test in 6th grade because I really really used to struggle with math before..."Current 8th Grade Student
  • "...he said to me after school one day "I feel like somebody here!"Stephanie Karp, Current Parent of 8th Grader
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Greg Williams '01 - Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management at The Winston School of Short Hills
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are famous alumni from The Winston School of Short Hills?
The Winston School of Short Hills famous alumni include: Greg Williams '01.
Does The Winston School of Short Hills offer a summer program?
Yes, The Winston School of Short Hills offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Winston School of Short Hills offer?
The Winston School of Short Hills offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Intramural Sports Only and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for The Winston School of Short Hills?
The application deadline for The Winston School of Short Hills is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 89 students
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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