Your Child Is Changing Every Day.
At Winston Prep, So Is Their Program.

Everything Winston Prep does is based on a deep understanding of each individual student, and the mission to help them become independent through skill acquisition and the development of the qualities of a sustainable and independent learner.
Winston Prep’s individualized educational process begins with the review of each student’s standardized testing, informal testing, and social-emotional development, as well as anecdotal information provided by parents, teachers and the student themselves.
Winston Prep then groups students based on their learning profile, thus allowing educators to develop a curriculum that meets the needs of each student in a small group setting. The design of an individualized program that encourages skill acquisition and independence is one of the most challenging tasks for an educator, and to do so successfully one must fully assess, understand, and evaluate the responses of each student as an individual learner. Instructional design is at the heart of Winston Prep’s Continuous Feedback System (CFS), and relies on educators’ knowledge of each student and a myriad of instructional methods and materials.

A Winston Prep student’s day includes instruction in Writing, Literature, History, Science, Math, Focus (one-to-one remediation), Art or Music and PE. In addition to the core classes, students may choose to participate in an array of after school enrichment activities including athletics, drama, tutoring and clubs, as well as become a member of the student leadership team, attend experiential education activities, and/or participate in community service opportunities.

Focus Program

As part of our learning programs, every child benefits from our Focus Program, which is a unique and integral component of each student’s and family’s experience at Winston Prep. This program provides daily, one-to-one remedial instruction for each student targeting individual goals in the areas of greatest need. Focus instructors are responsible for developing an in-depth understanding of each of their students' learning profile, creating goals that target remediation in various areas of need, applying appropriate methodologies and materials to address these goals.

David L., Teacher

Focus is not homework help, although we help your child learn the strategies they need to complete homework. Focus is not classroom help, although we help with that as well. Focus, first and foremost, is about finding the right solutions to help your child learn.

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    The science behind Winston Prep is how we understand and help students with learning disabilities. The teachers and staff at Winston Prep are experts in learning and cognition and are compelled to be active leaders in bridging the gap between research and practice.
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A Place Where Your Child Will Be Understood

At Winston Prep, we research so that we can understand, we understand so that we can individualize each child’s school experience, placing the focus on them. As we understand students as individuals, they begin to feel understood—often for the first time while in school.

Winston Prep’s Continuous Feedback System (CFS)

Winston Prep has developed a process we call the Continuous Feedback System (CFS). Diligent and in-depth assessment launches the process: Who is this child? What will help this child reach their full potential? Next, one teacher is chosen to focus on a student each and every day and communicate with the other teachers: What is working? What needs to change? Finally, everyone at Winston Prep continually asks: What can we do better? What will help each student learn?

Winston’s Continuous Feedback System (CFS) is an active, real-time communication and operating system that allows teachers to see and understand exactly how your child is doing every day, and make changes to meet those needs. This means your child has an individually tailored education program that is assessed and held accountable every day.
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.