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
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Gow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Robert Garcia
Admissions Associate Douglas Cotter


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,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,


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

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gowanda
    Gowanda Christian Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-12 | 23 students
    3.2 miles
    78 Allen Street
    Gowanda, NY 14070
  • Gowanda
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 98 students
    3.5 miles
    71 E Main Street
    Gowanda, NY 14070
  • Collins
    Blossom Garden Friends School
    Alternative School (Friends)
    Grades: 3-12 | 9 students
    8.5 miles
    13961 Sisson Hwy
    Collins, NY 14034
  • Dunkirk
    Grades: PK-6 | 53 students
    17 miles
    876 Central Avenue
    Dunkirk, NY 14048
  • Dunkirk
    Grades: PK-8 | 185 students
    17.1 miles
    336 Washington Ave
    Dunkirk, NY 14048

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The average private school tuition in Erie County, NY is $4,776 for elementary schools and $15,328 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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