Windsor Academy began as a part time nursery school in a small, rented building in New Windsor. It had a different name and was founded by two women who had taught in local day care programs for a number of years. In 1995, this small group moved to a larger building, began renovations and planned expansions into other age groups.
In 1996, Rita Epstein was hired to create an elementary school program for this fledgling school, and in 1998, she became a partner in what was now called, Windsor Academy Educational Campus. By 2003, Rita Epstein was the sole owner and director of Windsor Academy. A few years ago, Jennifer Hawkes became the director. Rita Epstein remains the owner and continues to be fully involved in the entire program. The building is on the site of the old Windsor Estate property on Route 94 in New Windsor.
The campus now includes three buildings, employs over thirty people and serves the needs of about 150 students and their families. The school is an integral part of the community and what once started as a small nursery school among many others in the area, is now a contributing member to the educational, cultural, and social needs of residents in Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess Counties. Windsor Academy programs range from infants and toddlers through elementary school including summer programs, extended day programs and day care. The school also teaches special subjects such as Art, Music, Dance, Physical Education, Technology, Cooking and Language.
We invite families interested in Windsor Academy to contact us. You may call, fax, use our web site, write, or simply stop by for a visit. Although we are able to make appointments for a tour, our policy does not require that you do so.