Mission Statement

The Winston School inspires hope and success in bright, creative students who have struggled to realize their potential.

The Winston School’s Motto: “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill


  • 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 respect that the student is the central actor in his or her 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 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 which readily assists and celebrates student effort and achievement.

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The Winston School of San Diego is a registered 501(c)(3)