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School leader:  Mike Peterson
215 9th Street
Del Mar, CA 92014

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(858) 259-8155
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Best known for
"We are best known for learning differences program."


  • Facilities
    Auditorium, Computer , Sports Fields, Library


  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Special Education
  • Arts
    Video and film production, Band, Orchestra...
  • Sports
    Basketball, Softball
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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · July 22, 2015
Teachers go above and beyond a typical school by utilizing many different techniques without giving up on the kids. It is truly a special staff at Winston

Amount of homework: Agree
Submitted by a parent · July 22, 2015
Our kids have to work so hard all the time, that the mediocre daily homework, along with any major reports going on is sufficient. Since my daughter has attended Winston, I have never struggled with her beginning her homework. Winston makes it the... more

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · July 22, 2015
This school offers all of that. By the time you discover Winston, most likely your kid has struggled socially and academically. Winston Staff and Students welcome your kid and reassure them that school is going to be great and they will never be... more

Submitted by a parent · July 22, 2015
The staff is pretty stable for a non-public setting which makes a huge difference for our type of kids. Mike Peterson, Headmaster, hires staff that really, really cares about the student abilities which they encourage and inabilities which they... more

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About this school

The Winston School is a college preparatory program which offers hope and success for children with learning differences in grades 4 through 12. A group of pediatricians and parents in San Diego founded the school in 1988 for bright children whose needs were not being met in traditional school settings. The school is the only college preparatory school in San Diego County that provides education to an equal mix of privately enrolled and publicly funded students placed by the school district. Students such as those struggling with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, specific learning disabilities or learning disorders, nonverbal learning disorders and slow maturation find what they need in the school’s small, safe and caring environment. By incorporating small classes, multi-sensory teaching methods and individual attention, the school’s faculty works together to help students fulfill their academic, physical, artistic, social and emotional potential. Since opening in 1988, The Winston School has educated nearly a thousand students, preparing them for college and for the working world. The Winston School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Last modified: July 22, 2015
Last modified Winston School is a Private school that serves grades 4-12