The Gow School
- 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 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 or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||143 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 29%
|Students 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|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Douglas Cotter|
|Admissions Associate||Jennifer Bamann|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketball, Crew,|
Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing,
Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee,
- WISC-IV or similiar education psychological assessment less that three years old.