A group of parents in New York City in 1981 launched Winston Preparatory School. Since its founding, the school has expanded to six campuses, two in New York City and one each in New Jersey, in Connecticut, on Long Island, in Marin County, California, and one fully-online program, Winston Online. Today, over 500 students ages 9-21 attend Winston Prep, which provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness, and self-advocacy.
Winston Prep has consistently demonstrated that every student is able to learn. High school graduation rates at Winston Prep are 99%, whereas over 18% of students in the nation with learning disabilities drop out of school. In terms of postsecondary education, 80% of Winston graduates enroll in college, versus 33% nationwide.