Admissions Process

Nondiscrimination Policy for Student Admissions

The Winston School admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all rights, offering the privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational or admissions policies, scholarships, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Is Your Child a Good Fit for Winston?

Enrolling your child in a new school is a big decision, requiring careful consideration. Our admissions process is designed to help you and your student feel confident you’re making the right choice. Students find a welcoming environment, and easily fit right in.

To help us determine if your student is a good match for our school, we take this series of pre-admission steps together:


Review School Website & Literature

Check us out and let us know if you want to learn more.


Inquire Now

An admissions coordinator will contact you


Complete and Submit Admission Information


Admissions Packet Reviewed

We give your student a holistic review to make sure that The Winston School is the right place for them to thrive.



After a thorough review, we’ll make a recommendation to your family.

We embrace each student’s uniqueness, creating instructional experiences to maximize their strengths.

The school reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission at any point prior to enrollment based on new information that comes to light.

If admission is offered, parents are encouraged to weigh the matter carefully for a few days. Winston does not believe in putting pressure on families and will not ask for immediate decisions.

Please note, however, that the school cannot hold a space for an accepted student beyond two weeks without approval from the Head of School.

Based on availability, students may enter Winston at any time during the school year.

If more than four months have elapsed since the student’s visit, the student will normally be required to visit again.

Finally, Winston views a good working relationship with parents as essential both during the admissions process and upon enrollment. We understand that some families may have developed a mistrust or adversarial relationship with previous schools or teachers.

Our goal is to work together to engender a trusting and constructive approach to help your student transition and thrive at Winston.

If your family is funded through a public school district or is in the process of seeking public funding, you must gain permission from the district before the admissions process can begin. If funding sources switch during enrollment and admissions, the placement is not guaranteed. Please see admissions contract for details.