Ms Samantha Bos for making my son want to get up and go to school every morning - her ability to teach him how he needed to learn enabled him to enjoy class and thrive in a positive learning environment.
All the teachers are exceptional, dedicated and with a depth and breadth of knowledge of their students and their learning styles that is second to none at this world class and unique school for kids with Learning differences. I have spent the most time this year with Katherine Johnson who has decades of experience and who has a knowledge of my child that only a parent would usually have...I adore and appreciate everything she has done for my son and all the kids in her care this year. He has changed beyond words and belief. THANK YOU!
My son started at Winston as a bright child who had been beaten down by an imperfect public school system. Despite his obvious intelligence, he was not thriving in an academic environment where 24 students to a class is the norm. Winston has provided him with an intimate setting that nurtures his abilities and champions his successes. His confidence in himself has grown exponentially through the support and encouragement of a gifted team of educators who actually get to know each student and can take the time needed to ensure that needs are met so that challenges then can be met and overcome.
They area seasoned, exceptionally qualified teachers for kids with a variety of Learning differences with theabilityto teach for all the differences. My Son now ranks outside teachers/tutors or coaches on their teaching abilities and if he gets one that teaches "like they do at Winston" he knows he is in great hands.
The Winston teachers are Kind, caring, compassionate, patient and gifted teachers who will know your child to the depth that only a parent would - never before have we experienced this from a school environment - it's outstanding what they provide to their students.
Homework is no longer a 3-4 hour battleground since joining Winston. My son is now able to pursue his own interests which were all on hold during term time in prior schools because he was unable to do both and school came first.. His interests are often academic growth and pursued after school with teachers. He chooses to do additional academics now rather than being stuck with hours of tedious repetitions from homework.
I am a parent of The Winston School of San Antonio, which is a school of excellence almost beyond words. My eldest son (14) has ADHD and CAPD and will say, with great relief "mom, I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't found Winston for me". He has gone from starting to fail at middle school, to thriving beyond our wildest imaginations for him.
He is strong in STEM with a serious curiosity and love of all things electric, lighting, mechanical, computing or robotic. After a short time at school he had confidence to sign up to the Robotics club and the soccer club (he has NEVER attended an after school event before Winston). He has this zest for learning that is remarkable and something we haven't seen in him since pre-school.
He also plays on the school soccer team and had a great time with lots of practices and games. At Middle School, Dr Karulak assists with the soccer team and it is amazing to see him with the kids. He instinctively knows what each kid needs, whether it is a high-5, a hug or arm slung around the shoulder and a quiet word. The exceptional nature of the staff here, starts right with him. My son cannot wait to start football in High School next school year.
My son was always bright, looked to be underperforming in school and struggled with nightly homework. The change in him is beyond words and the gratitude I feel to the Winston School and the way they have worked with not only my son, but my entire family tells you so much about the warmth, dedication and experience of these seasoned teachers. If you have a bright child with a learning difference or suspected learning differences, I recommend The Winston School of San Antonio.
My experience is: that after my son had time to heal from prior school experiences and with the positive, nurturing, all encompassing teaching styles - that he has grown fast academically not only to his strengths, but also building his confidence and abilities in the areas that are hard for him such as reading and writing. After being at Winston for less than a yr he takes genuine pride in his academics and achievements, something that is new for us and pours over into all aspects of his life. He is thriving.