Are you accepted to both? We were at windward and left after 6th grade. My anecdotal evidence says that the biggest difference (other then the commute if you love in manhattan...(more)6-17-2016 7:12am
and choose windward in white plains over manhattan) is that from what I've heard, gaynor is not enthusiastic about kids mainstreaming before 9th grade. Again, just anecdotal. Also, acceptance to both is not a sure thing for a variety of reasons. Despite seeming a perfect for for gaynor, Ds was rejected so we didn't have the oppty to make the choice.
If your child's dyslexic I would probably go with Windward. They are so good at what they do and they want to remediate your child. If your child has more of a grab bag of issues...(more)6-17-2016 5:11pm
Don't go to Windward if you have a hi anxiety kid looking for a warm and nurturing environment. Not a therapeutic school where kids can get pulled out and worked with separately - just get with the program. No focus on expressive or receptive speech issues. Get ready for military school format of hands in rest position and appropriate Windward behavior. Rigid, intense program where creativity is sacrificed. Have a kid that can tow the line? Go there. Have a kid that loves to please the teacher and does everything they're told? Go there. It's a sad a depressing place where everything is researched-base. So robotic.