The Winston School of Short Hills Expands Programming

The Winston School of Short Hills seeks to open a satellite program on the campus of Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey beginning in September of 2020.

The Winston Center at Rutgers Prep will offer students in grades 3-6 with a specialized curriculum based on the Winston School Way model of instruction.  The program will occupy specific teaching spaces in a designated wing of Rutgers Prep School. Instruction administered by the Winston School of Short Hills staff will have a strong emphasis on reading and writing within the context of a broad-based and comprehensive program of study that will include language arts, mathematics, Social Studies and Science consistent with grade-level equivalent programming in these areas. Mathematics programming will build students’ computational skills while enhancing mathematical-language skill development and comprehension. In addition, the Winston Center program will provide a full and comprehensive academic program intended to prepare students for a rigorous, college-prep high school program.  The Winston Center at Rutgers Prep will also offer learning support programs after school through a daily “Homework Center” as well as tutoring either individually or in small groups. These afterschool programs will be available to Winston students and students from the larger Rutgers Prep and surrounding communities. 

According to Dr. Peter Lewis, Head of School at Winston:   “Over the last decade students from the Winston School of Short Hills have successfully transitioned to the Rutgers Prep high school program. Students at The Winston Center at Rutgers Prep will benefit from the combination of the specialized instruction of the Winston School and the remarkable facilities as well as faculty and auxiliary programs at Rutgers Prep. The combination of Winston and Rutgers Prep resources on one site provide an extraordinary learning opportunity for students and their families.”

Students in the Winston Center at Rutgers Prep program will join Rutgers Prep students for physical education, music, and art classes. Starting in sixth grade, Winston Center students will also be eligible to join Rutgers Prep athletic teams; and all students will be able to participate in Rutgers Prep community activities. 

The Winston School of Short Hills is an independent, co-educational day school for students in grades 1-8 who have language-based learning differences.  Almost 90 percent of Winston School graduates attend college-prep private high schools that include independent schools, Catholic schools and boarding schools while remaining students move on to their local public high schools and similarly enroll in college-prep programs. 

An information session, with the date to be determined, will be held at the campus of Rutgers Prep in January. For additional information or to submit an inquiry, please contact Winston Head of School, Dr. Peter Lewis (plewis@winstonschool.org) or “Winston Center at Rutgers Prep” program director, Mr. Brian Suell (bsuell@winstonschool.org).