New York Dyslexia Schools
100% of Gow’s graduates graduate from college
http://www.gow.org The Gow School is the world’s oldest boarding school for boys, grades 7-12, with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities. Founded in 1926 and located near Buffalo, New York, Gow’s college preparatory curriculum is presented in small classes using a multi-sensory format in a technology rich environment. The 4:1 student to faculty ratio allows focus on the remediation of language based learning differences (reading, written expression, spelling, auditory processing and mathematics) through a phonics based program known as Reconstructive Language. A near relative of the Orton Gillingham method, Reconstructive Language was developed by the school’s founder, Peter Gow, Jr., along with personal insight from his colleague and friend, renowned neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton. Grades 7-12
Maplebrook School is a coeducational boarding and day school for students with learning differences and/or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Founded in 1945 by parents seeking better educational opportunities for their children, the school has grown to be one of the most prominent schools of its kind. Ages 11-18, (daycare 3-5)
http://www.sterlingschool.com The Sterling School was founded in 1999 to meet the needs of Dyslexic and Language Based Learning Disabled children using research-based methodology. It was apparent that in the New York City area, there were only a handful of schools that had any sort of program for Dyslexic children and few with a specialized curriculum designed specifically for them. The mission of The Sterling School is to provide that curriculum. Reading, writing, spelling and language arts are addressed using a sequential, direct multi-modal methodology known as Orton-Gillingham. Students receive instruction in classrooms where there is a 1 to 8-teacher student ratio. In addition to daily individual remediation which provides an individualized, integrated learning environment. Grades 2nd -6th
Since 1969, when Kurt Goldman and Diana Hanbury King founded the school, Kildonan has been a leader in the world of educating students with dyslexia. By providing daily one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring and small, multi-sensory classroom instruction to boys and girls grades 2-12, we can provide the educational opportunities that have been missing in so many students’ lives. While the main focus has always been to provide the best possible academic instruction, we will continue to balance academics with programs like community service and comprehensive athletic offerings to foster self esteem. Grades 2-12
http://www.normanhoward.org The Norman Howard School (NHS) fosters the academic growth of students with learning disabilities while promoting their development as respectful, responsible, resilient citizens. The school advances the understanding of learning disabilities and serves as a resource for the community.
The Norman Howard School (NHS) is an independent day school for students with learning disabilities. Located at 275 Pinnacle Rd. in Henrietta, the Norman Howard School provides individualized instruction to students with learning disabilities in grades 5 – 12. Students from 40 different school districts in ten counties attend NHS.
http://www.churchillschool.com// The Churchill School is a K-12 school of approximately 400 students that educates children with learning disabilities. Our Mission is to educate children with learning disabilities in a comprehensive full-day program that, with appropriate accommodations, gives students full access to a general education curriculum. Grade K-12
http://www.gatewayschool.org// The Gateway School of New York is an ungraded lower school dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities develop the academic skills, learning strategies, social competence and self-confidence necessary to succeed. Our students, learn in a nurturing educational environment, which empowers them to overcome early developmental hurdles, and allows their talents to flourish. As they learn to appreciate their strengths, cope with challenges, and take pride in their academic and social success, our students gain confidence in themselves and in their ability to shape their own lives. K-8th grades
http://marymcdowell.org Mary McDowell Center for Learning, one of New York City’s leading independent schools and resource centers for children with learning disabilities, began the 2006-07 school year with the addition of an early elementary division and the expansion of its new middle school from four to six classes. The middle school, the first in Brooklyn for adolescents with learning disabilities, opened in September 2005. K or 1st-8th grade.
http://www.summitschoolqueens.com Summit is a private, not-for-profit school. It is the mission of The Summit School community to help children with special needs develop the tools necessary to achieve success. Students acquire the skills to optimize potential in higher education, job placements, and in their interpersonal relationships. As members of a supportive and nurturing community, our students maximize their strengths, develop self-esteem, and become contributing members of society. K or 1st-12th
http://winstonprep.edu Winston Prep is a co-ed day school with campuses in New York City and Norwalk, CT. We offer an individualized education for 6th through 12th grade students with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, expressive or receptive language disorders and attention deficit problems. Many students are confronting a variety of these challenges. Winston Prep helps each student address those challenges and learn strategies to help them succeed. Grade 6th-12th
http://www.aaronschool.org/ Aaron Elementary School a K-5 program for students with learning disabilities is dedicated to providing a supported educational environment based on individual student need.
Aaron School serves children who have been identified with potential learning challenges including language delay, learning disabilities, sensory integration issues and attention deficits. The school provides an enriched educational environment for children through fifth grade who are not ready for mainstream education. Grades K- 5th
http://www.vincentsmithschool.org// We are Long Island’s premier school addressing the needs of learning disabled students and reluctant learners in grades 4-12.
The learning environment at Vincent Smith School is warm, friendly, and conducive to individual development and growth. While the school is highly structured regarding standards of effort, dress, deportment, and homework, it emphasizes self-discipline, respect for others and their property, as well as the ability to accept personal responsibility for individual and group assignments as integral parts of the Vincent Smith program. Grades 4-12
http://www.windwardny.org Welcome to Windward School, an independent, co-ed day school focused exclusively on helping students in grades 1-9 with language-based learning disabilities. Windward students are normal children of average or above average intelligence who have not been able to achieve language competency in traditional classroom settings.
Our philosophy is simple: we believe all children can succeed academically. The key to their success is language competency, which we believe is central to all aspects of academic, social, and emotional growth.
http://www.stephengaynor.org// The Stephen Gaynor School, a non profit organization, provides a unique educational experience for children ages 5-14 with learning differences in a nurturing environment where children are helped to reach their academic potential. At Stephen Gaynor the pattern of academic failure is broken and children are taught to become successful learners with unlimited potential. Grade K-8th
http://www.sapposchool.com Sappo School uses the Orton-Gillingham Methodology. Over 90 percent of our graduates have gone to college to persue their dreams. Grades K-12th
http://www.thelowellschool.com// The Lowell School is a New York State approved and accredited not-for-profit coeducational school founded in 1968. We provide a specialized academic program for the learning disabled child in a structured and supportive learning environment. Our program serves a student population from elementary school through the age of twenty-one. We respect and nurture the unique qualities of each of our students within the context of a challenging academic program. The Lowell School offers each student an environment that encourages and provides opportunities for academic achievement and social growth. Often referred to as “The Family School,” close cooperation between home and school is the cornerstone of Lowell. Grades K-12th
The Pioneer School Bridgehampton, NY
2273 Montauk Highway
P.O. Box 2200
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
http://www.iser.com/pioneer-NY.html / http://www.iser.com/pioneer-NY.html / The Pioneer School is a full day school for students with language-based specific learning disabilities/ dyslexia. The goal is to help these students return back to mainstream school. Elementary-12th
The Hallen School is a private, special education school located in New Rochelle, New York. Established in 1972.
Brooklyn NY 11209
(718) 833-9090 tel
Bay Ridge Preparatory School is dedicated to enriching intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence through a student-centered community that values the unique talents and learning styles of each person.
New York NY 10023
(212) 721-8888 tel
http://www.parksideschool.org/ The Parkside educational program is tailored to meet the particular needs of each individual student. Elementary school
587 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
The Child School’s goal is for children to perform to their maximum potential. To realize this goal, we embrace the total child, in the belief that their self-image, motivation and ability to interact are critical to their ultimate success.
Our structured, family-like atmosphere is designed to develop each child’s self-concept, not only through an understanding of their disability, but by exploring strengths, identifying talents, and heightening self-awareness through interaction with others. (Has a summer program)
New York NY 10023
212 769 1699 tel
212 769 1698 fax
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is an independent, nonprofit school that provides a comprehensive educational program for children from Pre-K through 8th Grade. Our program is designed to address each student¹s unique academic, social, and emotional needs while reinforcing individual strengths, interests, and abilities. Differentiated, individualized instruction is based on the learning style of each child.
http://www.xaverian.org Xaverian High School provideds the Ryken Educational Center provides programs and services for high school students of average, or above-average intelligence who have specific learning disabilities. Its mission is to challenge and support learning disabled young men so that they achieve academically at their intellectual level. Our goal is to turn them into effective life-long learners who will go on to college.
The Ryken program integrates all of the resources of the High School with intensive support systems. All students take a rigorous, college, preparatory program and meet the New York State requirements for a Regents diploma and college entrance.
Philosophy: The school functions under the belief that learning disabilities can be overcome by a variety of strategic and compensatory approaches in a supportive and challenging environment. That is, intellectually capable adolescents with learning disorders can complete the State requirements for a Regents Diploma and go on to college. College prep, Boys, Grades 9-12th