Founded: 1926 by Peter Gow, Jr., a noted Buffalo educator
|Peter Gow, Jr.
|David W. Gow '41
|J. William Adams
|William F. Patterson
|M. Bradley Rogers, Jr.
Campus: Located outside of East Aurora, New York, the picturesque campus consists of 100 acres of woodlands. Facilities include dormitories, a dining hall, academic buildings, library, athletic facility (with squash courts, indoor tennis, a weight and exercise room, hardwood basketball court and student center), an arts center, a newly completed science center, administrative buildings, and faculty housing.
Students: 144 boarding boys, 8 day students (boys and girls) in grades 7-12 from 22 states and 26 countries
Faculty: 43 men and women, 67% of whom hold advanced degrees. The average tenure at Gow is 14 years.
Class Size: 3-7 students
Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1
Academics: Gow offers an accredited college preparatory curriculum with classes in math, science, social studies, computer science, fine and performing arts, health, journalism, robotics, business, and economics. The academic year is divided into four marking periods. Classes meet six days per week.
College Placement: 100% of Gow School students are accepted to college. Some of the schools chosen by the Class of 2012 include: Davis & Elkins College, Hiram College, Johnson & Wales University, Mercyhurst University, Michigan State University, Regis University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Savannah College of Art and Design.
Accreditations: Gow is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Gow is a member of the National Association of Independent School (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), The College Board, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA).
Scholarship & Financial Aid: $803,600 was awarded for the 2012-13 school year. 23% of families were offered aid and the average award was $22,960.
Alumni: 2000 alumni from 50 states and 50 countries. Gow graduates are architects, artists, chefs, doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, lawyers and even an Olympic athlete.
Summer Program: The Gow School Summer Program (GSSP) serves boys and girls ages 8-16. This five week program combines academic classes, traditional summer activities and weekend trips.