The Winston School

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For the school on the National Register of Historic Places, see Winston School (Lakeland, Florida).
The Winston School
Address
5707 Royal Lane
Dallas, Texas, 75229
 United States
Coordinates 32°53′42″N 96°48′37″W / 32.894910°N 96.810275°W / 32.894910; -96.810275Coordinates: 32°53′42″N 96°48′37″W / 32.894910°N 96.810275°W / 32.894910; -96.810275
Information
School type private, coeducational
Motto bright students who learn differently
Established 1975
Head of school Dr. Polly Peterson
Faculty 40 [1]
Grades 1-12
Enrollment 223 (as of 2007-08) [1]
Average class size 10 [1]
Student to teacher ratio 6 [1]
Campus size 4 acres (16,000 m2)
Campus type Suburban
School colour(s) Navy Blue and Dark Red
Mascot Eagle
Endowment $4.8 million [1]
Website

The Winston School is a private coeducational day school in Dallas, Texas. The grade 1-12 school is for children who must learn using non-traditional techniques.[2] Established in 1975, the school is named after Sir Winston Churchill and offers individualized curricula for students with learning differences.

History[edit]

The Winston School opened in September 1975 to serve students in grades 1-6 with learning differences and Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The school added additional grades, with its first ninth grade class graduated in 1978. An upper school with high school grades began in 1983; its first senior class graduated in 1986.

The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Campus[edit]

The Winston School operated in buildings on the Greenhill School campus from its opening until 1978, when it moved to its present site on Royal Lane in North Dallas. The upper school (high school) was temporarily housed at University of Dallas until an expansion to the Royal Lane campus was completed in 1989. The Winston School also has another campus in Del Mar CA which was started by Dr.John Richards

Curriculum[edit]

School and Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Winston School fields teams in interscholastic competition in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball, bowling, tennis and volleyball.

Fine Arts[edit]

The Winston School is well known for its fine arts and attracting students to the school with a passion for them. Much of the school is decorated with various pieces of student art collected by the school for many years. The Winston School offers many fine art courses in there curriculum such as Photography, 2 Dimensional Art painting, and 3 Dimensional Art which consist of Clay Sculpting, Pottery, Wood Turning, and metal working.

Former headteachers[edit]

  • J. Wynne Harkless (1975–1976)
  • Paul Erwin (1976–1988)
  • Stuart P. Smith (1988–1989)
  • Dr. Rita J. Sherbenou (1989–1999)
  • Dr. Pamela K. Murfin (1999–2006)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Winston School - School Overview". Petersons. 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ Sweets, Ellen. "Lap-time Lessons Parents can give children the gift of an early love of reading." The Dallas Morning News. Tuesday June 2, 1998. 16A. Retrieved on October 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Achievers". Dallas Morning News. 1999-05-18. "Dr. Pamela K. Murfin was recently appointed as head of The Winston School, a private Dallas preparatory grade school for students with learning disabilities..." 

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