- Listing Type: Private Schools
- Residency: Day, Residential
- Type: Private, Special Needs
- Grades Offered: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Country: United States
- Affiliation: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
- CEEB: 335290
- IPED: 941795
- Application Fee: $100
- Tuition Boarding: $77,500
- Tuition Day: $56,500
- Enrollment: 150
- Percent Boarding: 88
- Special Needs Served: Learning Differences
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
The Gow School is a college prep boarding school for students, grades 7 to 12, with dyslexia and similar language based learning disabilities which may include auditory processing disorder, ADD and dysgraphia.
Offering a 5-week summer program for ages 8-16 that offers a balanced blend of academics with traditional camp activities and weekend trips. We are a school about language. Begun in 1926, Gow was the nations first school for dyslexics. Many other specialty schools can trace their roots to the groundbreaking work of our founder, Peter Gow, Jr., and Samuel T. Orton. Today their pioneering spirit continues in our experienced teaching team, who are fiercely dedicated to our research-driven remediation program and to their students futures. In small classes that foster personalized instruction, students become stronger readers and more confident writers. In fact, confidence is a natural outgrowth of language improvement (usually apparent shortly after arrival) and our culture of success.
We are about college preparation. Thats right. Your family may not be thinking beyond high school now, but we are. Just as Gow students make gains fast, so they keep gaining until they finish—strongly—at Gow and beyond. We pride ourselves on helping students develop what they need academically, socially, and emotionally—strategies to deal with their learning differences, knowledge across our academic curriculum, and qualities such as focus, work ethic, drive, and self-discipline—to go to and through college and achieve their goals.