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 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 (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $77,500
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Gow School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
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
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
4 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day students tuition is $57,500 Boarding students tuition is $77,500
Summer Program Cost
$9,700
Summer Program Cost Notes
Full day (8 am–5 pm) - $6,900* Academic day (8 am–1:00 pm) - $6,200*
Admissions Director
Todd Avis
Endowment Size
$27 million

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Gow School cost?
The Gow School's tuition is approximately $77,500 for private students and $9,700 for summer students.
Does The Gow School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Gow School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Gow School offer?
The Gow School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. The Gow School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for The Gow School?
The application deadline for The Gow School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $77,500
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Erie County, NY is $10,546 for elementary schools and $15,880 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Erie County, NY is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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