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The Winston School’s high school band featuring, from left, Grant Anthony, Cole Roberts, Zane Rodgers and Daniel Crawford, Zach Fullerton and music teacher Matt Curreri, perform during a 25th anniversary picnic March 9. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Winston School kicks off anniversary events

DEL MAR — The Winston School kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration March 9 with a picnic, bake sale and entertainment provided by middle and high school bands, as well as the American Fly Boys, a newly formed group of professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians. 

Activities will continue through the spring, culminating with an anniversary dinner at the Mission Tower at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 20.

The Winston School opened in 1988 to serve students with mild to moderate learning challenges including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disabilities or disorders, nonverbal learning disorders and slow maturation.

Offering a college preparatory program, the school is open to students from grades four through 12.

Tickets for this spring dinner are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. Visit to buy tickets or for more information about the event or the school.