Get Started with the Application Process

Winston Prep accepts applications for all programs on a rolling basis. The admissions process at Winston Prep seeks to identify students with specific learning disorders for whom we can help facilitate the achievement of their independence and actualization of their potential. Winston Prep students have a wide variety of cognitive and academic profiles, including students with dyslexia, difficulties with expressive and receptive language, nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and those who have difficulty with executive functions (ADHD). 

List of 5 items.

  • Schedule an Open House

    Attendance at an Open House is required for prospective parents or guardians and is limited to adults only.

    Click HERE to Register
  • Apply

    Create a secure account with our online application. For immediate placement please contact our Admissions Department.

    Please note: our online application offers options for immediate placement (for the 2023-2024 school year) as well as for the 2024-2025 school year. 

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  • Application Review

    Winston Preparatory School admits students on a rolling basis, throughout the school year. After an application is received, it is reviewed by the Director of Admissions to determine if Winston Prep can accommodate and remediate the student’s learning differences.
  • Interview & School Visit

    If deemed appropriate, you will then be contacted to schedule an in person or virtual school visit for your child where we will conduct further testing, arrange a classroom visit and coordinate an interview with a School Dean. The testing portion of the interview may include portions of the WIAT-III, KTEA-3, TONI-4, QRI-5, and/or CTOPP-2.
  • Decision & Notification

    Families are informed of admissions decisions via phone and by mail and are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions to discuss the reasons why the student may or may not be appropriate for WPS.

    If a student is a good fit for the school, but there are currently no spots available, the student will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified immediately if a spot becomes available within the group that is a match for the student’s learning profile. Families who are accepted are sent a contract and financial aid forms, and are encouraged to return the signed contract with a deposit within two weeks of notification.

    WPS accepts students with average to superior intellectual potential; however, WPS does not accept students with primary behavioral or emotional symptoms.

Criteria for Admission

In terms of criteria for admissions, a specific admissions checklist does not exist, as Winston Prep students possess various skills and abilities along the academic and social-emotional continuum. The educational philosophy is to serve a wide range of students as individual learners with individual needs; therefore a specific checklist requiring maximum and minimum scores and evaluation results would not be an accurate determinant of success at Winston Prep. 

Despite the individualized approach, there are some general expectations of the applicants:

  1. They are diagnosed with a learning disability
  2. They do not have a primary emotional or behavioral diagnosis
  3. Their cognitive and academic profile matches that of our current students.
Winston Preparatory School is a leading school for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties (ADHD), and non-verbal learning disorders (NVLD).

WPS does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. The Winston Preparatory School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment, and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.