The Gow School Raven MascotFast Facts

Founded: 1926 by Peter Gow, Jr.

Peter Gow, Jr. - 1926-1956
Norman Howard - 1956-1976
David W. Gow '41 - 1977-1990
J. William Adams - 1990-1997
William F. Patterson - 1997-2004
M. Bradley Rogers, Jr. - 2004-present

Campus: Located 30 minutes south of Buffalo, New York on 100 acres of woodlands, the picturesque campus includes academic buildings, art and science centers, library, dining hall, athletic facility, residence halls, administrative buildings, and faculty housing.

Students: 156 students in grades 6-12 from 27 states and 17 countries

Faculty: 41 full-time faculty with 70% holding advanced degrees, including three with doctoral degrees. The average tenure at Gow is 14 years.

Class Size: 3-7 students

Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1

Academics: The Gow School offers an accredited college preparatory curriculum with classes in Reconstructive Language, English, math, science, history, business, economics, fine and performing arts, health, computer science, and robotics. Classes meet six days per week.

College Placement: 100% of Gow School students are accepted to college. Schools chosen by the Class of 2016 include Baldwin Wallace University, Curry College, Clarkson University, High Point UniversityLynn University, The University of Arizona, and Santa Clara University.

Accreditations: The Gow School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Gow's Reconstructive Language program is accredited by The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and meets the International Dyslexia Association (IDA)'s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

Memberships: The Gow School is a member of the National Association of Independent School (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), The College Board, The Independent Curriculum Group, and Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).

Scholarship & Financial Aid: $1,410,000 awarded for the 2016-17 school year. 39% of families were offered aid and the average award was $23,115.

Alumni: 1,850 alumni from 50 states and 22 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.  

** For more detailed information, please view the complete Gow School Profile 2016-17. **

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