Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will welcome administrators and guests of The Windward School on Wednesday, February 6. Head of the School, Dr. John J. Russell, will be joined by a group of trustees, colleagues and distinguished guests as they ring The Closing Bell® to bring increased awareness about children with language-based learning disabilities and dyslexia as well as to highlight the School’s plans to build an additional campus in Manhattan.
Language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia, affect 1 in every 5 students. These children are faced with serious academic challenges that present barriers to their academic and future success. As language competency is central to all aspects of academic, social and emotional growth, Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential. The School’s proven program enables 98% of its students to go on to perform in the average to above-average range, when they successfully return to mainstream schools. Our students’ stories are the best proof point of how they’ve succeeded following their time at Windward: http://vimeo.com/58730659.
A new campus will provide over 350 additional children each year with the opportunity to experience the transformative power of a Windward education. It will also increase the School’s recognition and reputation, firmly establishing it as the preeminent school for children with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities. Additionally, it will provide educators from the New York metropolitan area and beyond with greater access to Windward’s renowned Teacher Training Institute (WTTI). The Institute provides professional development in research-based instructional strategies that are essential to the remediation of language-based learning disabilities as well as scientifically validated research in child development, learning theory and pedagogy.
NYSE is proud to help The Windward School elevate the discussion of dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities to a national level. For more information on The Windward School, please visit http://www.thewindwardschool.org.
About The Windward School:
Windward is a coeducational, independent day school dedicated to providing a proven research-based instructional program to children with language-based learning disabilities. The School’s multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a highly trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting, enables students to understand their learning styles, build self-confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to a mainstream environment.
Located in White Plains, New York, Windward has two campuses: a Lower School campus for grades 1-4 and a Middle School campus serving grades 5-9. Windward is nationally recognized for developing instructional programs designed specifically to help children achieve language proficiency and is fully accredited by both the State of New York Education Department and the New York State Association of Independent Schools.