The Gow School

     Tel: (716)652-3450
Grades: 7 - 12 | 135 students
The nation?s oldest college preparatory boarding school for boys (grades 7-12) diagnosed with dyslexia or similar language based learning disabilities.
The technology rich curriculum focuses on language development and study skills.
Remediation is offered through the reconstructive language program, a multi-sensory phonetic based Orton approach.
The school offers a full athletic and fine arts program that complement the areas of giftedness of the dyslexic/learning different student.
The coed Gow Summer Program serves boarding and day students ages 8-16 in a balanced academic and recreational camp program.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 135 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Gow School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 53%
Average Class Size 5 students
Average SAT score 1180
Average ACT score 21
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(coat and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $53,375
% on Financial Aid 27%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate 78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Robert Garcia
Admissions Associate Douglas Cotter

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
SquashTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Golf Club, Mountain Biking Club Chess Club, Golf Club, Mountain Biking Club,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gowanda Christian Academy (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gowanda Christian Academy (3.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gowanda Christian Academy (3.2 miles away)
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    78 Allen Street
    GowandaNY14070
    (716)532-5038
      (Assembly of God)
    3.2 mi | 21 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • GowandaSt. Joseph School
      (Roman Catholic)
    71 E Main Street
    GowandaNY14070
    (716)532-2520
      (Roman Catholic)
    3.5 mi | 83 students | Gr. PK-8                      
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    (716)532-1004
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