Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Purpose of this privacy notice
This privacy notice describes how The Winston Preparatory School (“WPS,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares the information of individuals who visit our website at (the “Site”) or other websites, including embedded web applications, that link to this privacy notice (together, the “Service”). This privacy notice is not intended to override any other privacy notice we may provide you in specific circumstances.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we treat your personal information, please contact us using one of the following methods:

Ms. Elizabeth Mendelsohn
Address: The Winston Preparatory School
135 West 41st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Attention: Elizabeth Mendelsohn, Chief Operating Officer

Changes to this privacy notice
We may change this privacy notice from time to time.  If our information practices change, we will update you by posting the changes on the Service.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of any updates.

2. What personal information do we collect about you?

When using our Service, you may provide information to us about yourself or your child. This may include information such as your name, contact information, financial account or payment card information, information pertaining to your child’s academic interests, or additional information you choose to provide to us.  For example, we may collect this information when you submit forms through our Service, donate to WPS, register for events and programs, complete our surveys, or send us an inquiry.  

As part of the admissions and enrollment process, we may receive information about students and prospective students from third parties and combine that information with other personal information that we collect.  We may collect the following personal information about you and your child from you or third-party sources:

  • Information provided to WPS by third party health providers, psychologists, social workers and others, with your permission.
  • Student records and personal data WPS receives directly from schools students previously attended.
  • Student personal information obtained through WPS’s admissions, placement and testing procedures.

Students may also provide information about themselves to WPS and other members of the WPS community, including through third-party applications we use.  For example, students may provide such information when they attend virtual classes, upload their homework, or connect with teachers and classmates through these applications.  Please see below for more information about third-party applications integrated into the Service.

In addition, we (and other entities) may automatically collect information about you and how you interact with our Service, such as domain name, Internet protocol (IP) address, login data, browser type and version, device identifier, activities on the Service, date and time of your visit, browser plug-in types and versions, and operating system and platform on the devices you use to access the Service.  We gather this information using cookies and other online tracking technologies. Please see the “Digital advertising and analytics” section of this privacy notice to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you. 

3. How do we use your personal information?

We may use the information we collect for any lawful purpose, including the following:
  • To provide WPS’s services, including to process applications for admission, assess applications for financial aid, and register you or your child for WPS programs and services.
  • To respond to your inquiries and requests.
  • To communicate with website visitors, students, parents, applicants, alumni, and others. 
  • To provide updates, surveys, and other content that may be of interest to you. 
  • As part of legal proceedings and to comply with our legal obligations.
  • To protect WPS and the Service, including to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to actual or suspected fraud, other unlawful acts, or misconduct and maintain the security and integrity of our Service, and to investigate and enforce our policies.
  • For business purposes, such as analytics, research, advertising and marketing, payment processing, operational purposes and as necessary to pursue our legitimate interest in enhancing the WPS education model.
  • To run competitions, raffles and other fundraising events or communications where you have provided your consent and/or otherwise chosen to participate.
  • To maintain, operate, personalize, and improve our Service.
  • With your consent, or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use. 

4. How do we share your personal information?

Information we collect through the Service may be shared with parties affiliated with WPS, including, to the extent permitted by law: 
  • With parents/guardians of a student. 
  • With our teachers and other employees of WPS. 
  • With volunteers, contractors, consultants, and other third parties that help us provide certain activities and features, including IT hosting, academic, enrollment, tuition, fundraising, and,  communications or marketing services. Please see the “Third-party links and tools” section below for more information.
If you choose to participate in our directory, we will share the contact and other information you provide with other members of our community through the directory. 

We may also share the information we collect through the Service with outside organizations in limited ways, such as when the sharing is: 
  • At your direction or request (including direction by a student’s parent/guardian on behalf of the student), such as providing information to third parties related to standardized testing or transfers to a new school. 
  • With accreditation, oversight, and research authorities, or with our legal or other business advisors, such as attorneys. 
  • Part of an actual or potential sale, merger or acquisition, or transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process, if we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to safeguard our rights or the rights of third parties, or to protect the safety or security of any person or entity.

5. How do we secure your personal information?

We use technical, administrative, and physical security measures designed to help protect your personal information.  We cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from unauthorized access or use (e.g., by hackers). 
We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated platforms.  Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Service and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices.  This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

You may visit the DAA Webchoices tool at to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt out of this advertising on websites by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program.  If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choices exercised through the DAA Webchoices tool.  Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications.  It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests.  

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Service and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes.  For example, WPS uses Google Analytics to improve the performance of the Service and for other analytics purposes.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Service, visit, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit

Additionally, your browser may offer tools to limit the use of cookies or to delete cookies; however, if you use these tools, our Service may not function as intended.

No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All other categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

7. Third-party links

The Service may include links to third-party websites and appsplug and also integrates third-party web applications that we use to support a variety of functions.  We provide information to these integrated third-party web applications as described above, and the integrated applications may also collect information directly.  In cases where we enable students under age 13 to provide information about themselves directly to third parties through such integrated applications, WPS has reviewed the third party and provided consent on behalf of the students’ parents or guardians for the third parties’ data collection.  

Some parts of the Service may include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties.  If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on the Service, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public.  

Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by those third parties’ own privacy notices.  We do not control these third-party websites and we encourage you to read the privacy notices of any accounts you create and use.
To opt out of our email marketing, you can use the link provided at the bottom of each marketing message.  If you opt out of our email marketing, we will still send you messages related to our transaction or relationship with you. 

For choices with respect to third-party interest-based advertising activity, please see the “Digital advertising and analytics” section above.
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.