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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 157 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,500
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/ Dyscalculia/ APD/ CAPD/ Executive Function
Year Founded
1926
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
157 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Gow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
5 students
Average SAT score
1180
Average ACT score
21
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(coat and tie)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day students tuition is $48,500
Summer Program Cost
$8,400
Summer Program Cost Notes
Full 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.
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,000
Acceptance Rate
78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Douglas Cotter
Admissions Associate
Meghan Mileham

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 157 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,500
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Erie County, NY is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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