Transitions Gap Year Program in San Francisco

Who We Are

Winston Transitions SF is a highly individualized academic gap year day program for students with learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and more. The program is ideal for students ages 17 to 21+.

At Winston Transitions, students work on the skills they need to lead independent lives, preparing them for college life or the workplace. Our campus is located in the heart of San Francisco.

Often, after completing a gap year program students feel empowered to pursue a postsecondary education. Our goal is to help set young people up for lifelong success. They will emerge with the skills necessary to self advocate and thrive in the college setting, the workplace, and beyond.

Apply for our Transitions gap year program in San Francisco and give your child the real-world experience they need to thrive for life.

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  • What sets Winston Transitions apart?

    Transitions SF provides an extension to the Winston Preparatory School educational experience. Our commitment to individualization, SEL, and goal setting sets us apart from similar gap year programs in California.
  • How does Winston Transitions help students?

    Our unique and nationally recognized model of education provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. The goal of our transitions school is to deeply understand each student and individualize a program to meet their strengths and needs. Our expert faculty continually refines this program based on individual progress, while building a powerful sense of community.
Winston Transitions SF accepts students on rolling basis. 

For more information about the program and how to apply, please contact Jeff Beauregard at


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  • From Our Director of Transitions Programming

    "What if my child needs more time before taking the next step in life?" is a question Winston Prep leaders are asked time and time again. The majority of Winston Prep students graduate and go on to post-secondary education. Still, there is a group of students who need more time.
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Transitions’ expert scaffolding and strategic feedback have allowed our son to start owning responsibility for his choices. He’s now taking on the post-high school world with more confidence and self-reflection. Suddenly, what once seemed overwhelming feels exciting and full of possibility.
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.