The Winston School

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For more than 30 years, The Winston School has successfully educated bright, creative children whose learning differences have made succeeding in a traditional school extremely difficult. More than 95 percent of our graduates go on to higher education at a four-year or two-year college or university. We prepare kids for college in a way that traditional schools just can’t.
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For more than 30 years, The Winston School has successfully educated bright, creative children whose learning differences have made succeeding in a traditional school extremely difficult. More than 95 percent of our graduates go on to higher education at a four-year or two-year college or university. We prepare kids for college in a way that traditional schools just can’t.
  • For more than 30 years, The Winston School has successfully educated bright, creative children whose learning differences have made succeeding in a traditional school extremely difficult. More than 95 percent of our graduates go on to higher education at a four-year or two-year college or university. We prepare kids for college in a way that traditional schools just can`t.
  • Many of our teachers have been working at Winston for a decade or more. There`s no other school like ours in San Diego, and as we grow, we plan to be a model for schools like ours across the country.
  • Please browse our website, give us a call, or drop by to meet us. We`d love to learn more about your student and your family, and help you determine if he or she will be a good fit at our school.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (High Functioning)
Year Founded1988

Student Body

Total Students101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeThe Winston School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,275
Tuition Notes995 registration fee
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAmy Spitler
Admissions AssociateDena Harris

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoftballBasketballSoftball,

School Notes

  • Our Primary Mission...
  • The Winston School inspires hope and success in bright, creative students who have struggled to realize their potential.
  • We are unique...
  • We celebrate diversity, including a mix of San Diego students who learn in different ways and at different paces.
  • We recognize that students have strengths, understanding and passion in particular areas.
  • We understand students find some academic skills very challenging but may be advanced in others.
  • We are dedicated...
  • We respect that the student is the central actor in their own education.
  • We believe in our students and foster self-confidence.
  • We encourage students to persevere, building persistence and resilience.
  • We help to unlock student motivation and potential.
  • We identify the needs and appropriate expectations of each student.
  • We hold reasonable expectations that, despite learning differences, each student can and will grow academically, socially, emotionally and ethically, and have a chance to attend college if offered a flexible approach.
  • We are a community...
  • We ensure a safe, nurturing, patient and calming community for learning.
  • We provide many opportunities to socialize and share activities with other San Diego students of various learning differences, age groups, interests and backgrounds.
  • We encourage a collaborative, supportive environment that readily assists and celebrates student effort and achievement.
  • We are an inclusive school that values students with different viewpoints and experiences.
  • The Winston School`s Motto is "Never, never, never give up."  Winston Churchill

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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $8,607 for elementary schools and $15,783 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).