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Admission Overview

The Winston School of Short Hills encourages applicant families to begin the admission process with two goals in mind. First, we begin the process together by exploring whether the Winston program fulfills and matches a child’s needs. Second, we initiate the Winston partnership between family and school. This partnership ensures success for students who desire a meaningful and compelling school experience. Please know that Winston’s Office of Admission is here to help introduce you to our wonderful school and guide you through the admission process when you are ready. Applications are reviewed holistically once they are completed on a rolling basis. Students who are accepted can enroll throughout the school year as long as there is available space.

Application Process:

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Inquire

    Please take a moment to complete THIS INQUIRY FORM to receive more information about The Winston School and our admission process. Once your inquiry is processed your family will be invited to create a profile allowing you to access our online application portal. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
  • 2. Application and Supporting Documents

    Please submit Winston’s application and supporting documents electronically using our online admission portal. 

    Winston’s nonrefundable $100 application fee can be paid via credit card through the admission portal.

    Supporting Documents:
    • Neuropsychological Evaluation and/or Psycho-Educational Evaluation.
    • Additional Evaluations (Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, etc.)
    • Current IEP, ISP, 504 Plan, Educational plan.
    • Most recent report card from current school. 
  • 3. Written Application Review

    Once the written application and supporting documents have been received, an applicant’s file will be read by Winston’s admission committee. The Office of Admission will then communicate potential next steps with the applicant’s family.
  • 4. On-Campus Tour & Interviews

    The final step of the application process is the on campus tour and interviews. The applicant and the applicant’s parent/guardian will be interviewed. While more than one parent/guardian is invited, only one parent is required to participate.
  • 5. Notification of Admission Decision

    The completed file is reviewed by Winston’s admission committee and the admission decision is shared with the applicant family as soon as possible. Winston's admission process is on a rolling basis, allowing for new families to enroll throughout the school year as space permits.
The Winston School of Short Hills does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in violation of Section 504 with regard to admissions or access to the school, treatment, or employment in its programs or activities. The Winston School of Short Hills does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities which it operates, as required by Title IX.