The Gow School

Tel: (716)652-3450
  • The nation's oldest college preparatory boarding school for boys (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.

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
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeThe Gow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size5 students
Average SAT score1180
Average ACT score21
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(coat and tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$53,375
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,000
Acceptance Rate
78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDouglas Cotter
Admissions AssociateJennifer Bamann

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryFreestyle Skiing,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,
WeightliftingWrestling,

School Notes

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