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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: Very effective
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: Just right
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 grit: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · July 22, 2015
This school will go above and beyond to ensure your kid understands the task at hand. They will what I call "lather, rinse, REPEAT" to ensure once they do get the task, it sticks! They will try 6 different methods until it makes sense. Students... more

Develops respect: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · July 22, 2015
Most kids arrive Winston being disrespected by their previous school staff & students. Winston offers a caring and safe environment. All students are taught respect daily.

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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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Winston School
215 9th Street, Del Mar, CA  92014
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. (858) 259-8155
Last modified Winston School is a Private school that serves grades 4-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.