Winston Preparatory School was founded in 2014 to serve students with learning differences including dyslexia, non-verbal learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language disorders and ADHD.
Greg Koehlert, head of Winston Preparatory School New Jersey, says that the school’s mission is all about providing individualized education. “We are continually assessing each student’s needs and building a program that’s right for them,” he says.
“We are focused on skill development and helping kids understand how those skills corelate to academic progress and increased independence.”
During coronavirus, the school immediately switched to live video meetings and full-time distance learning, knowing that it was essential for their students’ social and emotional health to have that consistency.
“Parents and kids were grateful to stay connected to friends and teachers. Everyone has a sense of purpose, all day every day.”
Koehlert says that the school, which has six different campuses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California, offers classes that are like small group meetings with an average size of 10. In addition, each student has a daily 1 to 1 Focus session where he or she works with a teacher to develop strength and skills in their greatest areas of need.
“Our kids feel understood and respected,” he says. “We learn where their challenges are coming from and how that corelates to academic skills.”
Admissions are still continuing, and the school welcomes new applications.
“At Winston Prep, we believe our students are able to learn,” says Koehlert. “Through their effort to learn and develop skills they can find independence and success.”
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