Skills for Success

Westchester Country Day School's Learning Resource Program equips students with the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and in life. We offer several programs at Westchester to serve students with learning differences. Through the admissions process, the Wellness Team will assess the needs of each student to find the program that suits his/her learning needs. Please contact the Admission Office for more specific information.

Program Offerings

Wilson Reading Program:  The Early Reading Intervention program utilizes Wilson Foundations, part of the Wilson Reading System, to provide individualized or small group instruction for Lower School students. This program is preventive to reduce the number of children who become at-risk by giving a solid phonics foundation. It is also used as intervention to help struggling beginning readers before they fall behind. The Wilson Reading System can also be used for older students who are decoding and encoding below grade level.

Learning Support: Students in grades 1-12 can meet individually or in small groups with academic support teachers who work closely with classroom teachers to reinforce classroom concepts. By utilizing a wide variety of materials, students are assisted in learning and retaining important concepts. Beginning in third grade, psychoeducational evaluations are expected for participation in this program.

Academic Coaching: The Academic Coaching Program is designed to meet the needs of middle school students with diagnosed learning differences who have difficulty keeping track of assignments and organizing school materials. It can also provide short-term tutorials to reinforce concepts presented in the classroom. The Academic Coach serves as an advocate and lends help with studying, reviewing, note-taking, test preparation, and other academic needs. Psychoeducational evaluations are required to participate in this program.

Individual Tutoring: Students in grades 1-12 may work individually with a tutor to learn and retain important concepts. For older students the tutoring is focused on the content of a particular subject.


The Academic Coaching class is $75 per month. Individual tutoring is $1 per minute.