The Winston School serves students of average to above intelligence with documented learning differences which may include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD), processing difficulties, learning disabilities, learning disorders, autism and Asperger’s syndrome, slow maturation or underachievement. The Winston School’s small classes and caring teachers trained in special education are the key to helping students succeed. While all students may occasionally become frustrated by challenging assignments or projects, those with primary behavioral or emotional problems will be better served in another environment.
The purpose of the admission process is to determine if the school and the students are properly matched.
In order to help us evaluate the appropriateness of Winston, we suggest the following procedure:
If The Winston School seems like a possible match, the student may be invited to visit classes for two days. Following this visit, parents, the school, and in some cases, the student confer about the possible admission. If the family is funded through a public school district, we ask that you gain the permission of the district before the class visit is scheduled.
If admission is offered, parents are encouraged to weigh the matter carefully for a few days. Winston does not believe in putting pressure on families, and will not ask for immediate decisions but The Winston School cannot hold a space for an accepted student beyond two weeks without approval of the headmaster. We will, as a courtesy, indicate when enrollment is tight and by what date it may be necessary to make a commitment. Based on availability, students may enter Winston at any time during the school year.