Winston Preparatory School

126 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

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Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for high-potential middle and high school students with learning differences, such as language-based learning difficulties, nonverbal learning difficulties as well as attention deficit and executive functioning difficulties. The Winston Prep program is designed to challenge each student’s strengths while developing the essentials of reading, writing, mathematics, organization and study skills. Each individualized educational program is based upon a continuously modified understanding of each student’s dynamic learning profile that evolves as the student progresses and matures. Within the curriculum, skills are taught explicitly, including daily instruction in Reading, Writing, Science, History and Mathematics through grade 12. Small classes of 8-12 students help to create a comfortable learning environment and facilitate the individualization of course work. Students participate in a daily one-to-one instructional period called Focus, designed to serve as the diagnostic, instructional and mentoring centerpiece of their experience. Art, drama, gym and a variety of enrichment choices are offered within the school day and during the after-school program. Interscholastic athletic programs are also available. At the high-school level, students with appropriate levels of skill mastery may participate in college courses. Ninety percent of graduates in the last five years have been accepted to college.

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General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, General Academic, Learning Differences, Special Education
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address126 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
Other Locations57 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT 06851
Year Established1981
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$51,250
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded47
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$500,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Remedial Math, Remedial Reading, Review, Tutoring
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Remedial. 3-7 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Soccer, Softball, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsGolf

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School37
Most Common Graduate DestinationsAdelphi, Curry, Manhattanville, Marist, Mitchell, U of VT
Average Math SAT587
Average Critical Reading SAT613
Average Writing SAT531


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$70
New Students52
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ


AdministratorScott Bezsylko
Administrator's TitleExecutive Director
In Office Since1998
Administrator's CredentialsBS, La Salle Univ, MA, Columbia Univ
Co-AdministratorWilliam DeHaven
Co-Administrator's TitleHead of School
Co-Administrator's CredentialsBA, Emory Univ, MA, Columbia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsKristin Wisemiller, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment194
Day Students194
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)45
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)149
Average Class Size11
Student-Faculty Ratio3:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty60
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)83
Male Teaching Faculty19
Female Teaching Faculty41

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