The Gow School

  • The nation's oldest college preparatory boarding school for students (grades 6-12) 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial 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 or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/ Dyscalculia/ APD/ CAPD/ Executive Function
Year Founded1926
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$8,400
Summer Program Cost NotesFull day (8 am–5 pm) - $5,400* Academic day (8 am–1:30 pm) - $4,600* * A $200 discount is provided for tuition paid in full by April 20th.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students157 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Gow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size5 students
Average SAT score1180
Average ACT score21
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(coat and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$70,500
Tuition NotesDay students tuition is $48,500
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,000
Acceptance Rate
78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDouglas Cotter
Admissions AssociateMeghan Mileham

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIntramural Sports Only,
LacrosseSnowboarding,
SoccerSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Culture Committee, Engineering Club, Operation Hope, Yearbook Club

School Notes

  • WISC-IV or similiar education psychological assessment less that three years old.

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