Stephen Gaynor School

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  • A pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences.
  • Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Dysgraphia/ADHD / Language-based Learning Differences
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students375 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers130 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size11 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$71,300
Tuition Notes2020-2021
Admissions DirectorJuliana May

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Nearly 400 students ages three to 14 attend our school with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays such as dyslexia. With more than 50 years of experience in special education and a dedication to continuous improvement, Gaynor has the expertise to help children break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and realize academic success. Our expert staff provides an unparalleled level of personal attention in a nurturing environment allowing students to be academically challenged, yet supported every step of the way.

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