Winston’s Lower School is a K through 6 elementary program designed to educate and challenge students at their individual level and pace. Students are grouped in cores (which function much like a homeroom) according to their age and/or social maturity. Students are then further grouped homogeneously by ability in the skill areas of reading, language, and math. Students with a language-based reading disability (such as dyslexia) are placed in Orton-Gillingham-based reading programs for additional support.
Social studies and science are taught as both content and process areas and bypass is employed where needed to convey a concept without the interference of reading, writing, and math disabilities. Enrichment curriculum such as fine arts, physical education, and the like play an equally important role in the school day and year; our students benefit as much from an emphasis on their strengths as an emphasis on their weaknesses.
Small class sizes and teacher expertise ensure an optimal learning environment for the students.