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.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
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 Students387 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers125 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$63,400
Admissions DirectorJuliana May

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Approximately 385 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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