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Winston provides an environment of support and academic success for students with learning differences. Our admissions process aligns with that and is designed to be supportive, warm, and informative for prospective families.


Prospective Winston students must have average to superior intellectual ability and a diagnosed learning difference in one or more of the following areas:

  • Reading, including dyslexia
  • Math, including dyscalculia
  • Written expression, including dysgraphia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Students without a diagnosed learning difference who are experiencing academic difficulties in a traditional classroom setting will also be considered.

Get to Know Winston

Schedule a consultation with the Director of Admissions, where Winston’s philosophy and mission are explained and a tour of the campus is given. Parents who are interested in applying to The Winston School San Antonio must schedule a private consultation during the school day. Please click here to complete an inquiry form. Our Admissions team, will contact you.

Admission Assessment

Prospective applicants must submit a review of the student’s Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) which includes IQ and achievement testing, ARD/IEP and/or 504 documentation, current report card, and other pertinent educational records.

Invitation to Apply

Families of students determined to be candidates are provided instructions for completing the full application, including questionnaires for current teachers.

Application Submission

Families submit a completed application, including a $150 non-refundable application fee.

Student Visit

An informal student tour is scheduled, followed by a two-day visit (required) where prospective students experience the Winston difference firsthand.

Application Review

The Admissions Committee reviews the complete applicant file, including teacher feedback from the student’s Winston visit.


Families are notified of the acceptance decision. If offered acceptance, families receive instructions for completion of the enrollment agreement and submission of their $1,000 tuition deposit to hold the student’s place at Winston.