ABOUT US

Mission & Values

The Winston School inspires hope and success in bright, creative students who have struggled to realize their potential.

We are UNIQUE

  • We celebrate diversity, including a mix of San Diego students who learn in different ways and at different paces.
  • We recognize that students have strengths, understanding and passion in particular areas.
  • We understand students find some academic skills very challenging but may be advanced in others.

Students feel safe and confident in our nurturing learning environment.

- Dr. Dena Harris, Head of School

We are DEDICATED

  • We respect that the student is the central actor in their own education.
  • We believe in our students and foster self-confidence.
  • We encourage students to persevere, building persistence and resilience.
  • We help to unlock student motivation and potential.
  • We identify the needs and appropriate expectations of each student.
  • We hold reasonable expectations that, despite learning differences, each student can and will grow academically, socially, emotionally and ethically, and have a chance to attend college if offered a flexible approach.

I am so thankful and grateful for The Winston School and all that they provide every day. My daughter now has a wonderful future ahead of her thanks to Winston.

- Merri

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I am so thankful and grateful for The Winston School and all that they provide every day. My daughter now has a wonderful future ahead of her thanks to Winston.

- Merri

We are a COMMUNITY

  • We ensure a safe, nurturing, patient and calming community for learning.
  • We provide many opportunities to socialize and share activities with other San Diego students of various learning differences, age groups, interests, and backgrounds.
  • We encourage a collaborative, supportive environment that readily assists and celebrates student effort and achievement.
  • We are an inclusive school that values students with different viewpoints and experiences.

The Winston School’s motto is “Never, never, never give up.”Winston Churchill

Non-discrimination Statement and Policy: The Winston School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Consistent with its obligations under the law, The Winston School prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the School's programs and activities.