Art instructor teaches to different learning styles
As a child, Dan Peragine struggled with reading and experienced letter reversals that he would later learn are typical of dyslexia. But he also had sharp spatial skills, a keen interest in art and a knack for music. (Photo by: Charlie Neuman) Click here to read full article
Winston School Alums Say Self Reliance, Confidence is Key to College Success
Going away to college can be a stressful experience under the best circumstances. But imagine the extra pressures for students with learning differences? Three alums of Del Mar’s Winston School, who are attending colleges in Northern California or out of state, offered tips to Winston students at an assembly last week for making the transition. Click here to read full article
History comes to life at Winston School BioFaire
History came to life in a vibrant way at the Winston School’s annual BioFaire recently. The event featured the work of 24 middle school students who researched famous characters from history and actually personified them in colorful costumes, detailed exhibits and presentations. Click here to read full article
Teen artist finds passion in color, painting
Read Nikolai’s story about how he started painting at The Winston School on U-T San Diego
The Winston School inspires hope and success in bright, creative students who have struggled to realize their potential. Founded in 1988, Winston offers a college preparatory program for students in grades 4 through 12 with learning differences and others whose needs have not generally been met in traditional school settings.
We believe in a bright future for every child. Our small classes provide multi-sensory teaching, individual attention and close connections with teachers and staff members. This environment helps our students discover and develop their natural gifts and passions, fostering within each student what he or she needs to mature and grow with confidence.
There is no stopping our students when we focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities.
Head of School Update
Three months ago I was given the incredible opportunity to take on the leadership of our school. Time has flown as I have gotten to know your student and our amazing faculty, and become familiar with all of the wonderful things that Winston has to offer. I’d like to take this opportunity to give you an update on what the administration team and I have been working on, some of our challenges and what’s next on our plate.
This newsletter brings you up to date on what we’ve accomplished these first few months, and good news in our business office. I’ve also laid out the priorities of our administrative team, highlighted some of our accomplishments and identified the strategies that will be supported by our Annual Fund drive.
And last but certainly not least, I’ve incuded information about our campus facility, some history on our current lease and an update on our work with the City of Del Mar.
It’s been wonderful to meet so many of you, and I look forward to meeting everyone and getting your feedback. My door is open to you.