Head of School Welcome

The Winston School of Short Hills is an independent school now in its 36th year of continuous operation serving grades 1-8.  While our students are bright and intelligent, they have been seriously weighed down in their previous schooling by learning challenges, particularly with reading and writing.  About half our students are dyslexic while others have a range of academic challenges caused in part by weaknesses with processing speed, reading fluency, organization and attention. 

Finding a comfort level in the classroom where students can not only learn but thrive is a primary goal at Winston.  Our teachers and staff are patient, responsive and eager to consider and incorporate a multiplicity of teaching strategies and techniques with the ultimate goal of rebuilding and reinforcing academic skills.

Our school’s mission has remained consistent since 1981 as we have fully dedicated ourselves towards meeting the academic and emotional needs of all our students.  To be sure, we have inculcated in our students and in our graduates the confidence and the optimism to meet their personal academic and social challenges.

At The Winston School of Short Hills, we are those “knowledgeable and caring adults” who take the lead and actively create change. Our success is due in large part to how we treat children with respect and as persons with many dimensions; we value the child and engage the strengths that define the child as an individual.  We incorporate for our students the academic interventions that will allow them to move forward confidently and competently in high school, college and beyond. 

I passionately invite you to learn about our school and its unique programming.

Sincerely yours,
Peter S. Lewis, Ph.D.
Head of School



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