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The Gow School is, Hope with Action, since 1926

We are a coed college-prep boarding and day school for students, grades 6-Post Graduate, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities in New York.

Who We Serve

Gow specializes in teaching students grades 6 - Post Graduate with language-based learning differences.

What We Do

As a boarding and day school, we offer an enriching college prepatory curriculum anchored in Gow's renown Reconstructive Language (RL) program, created by school founder Peter Gow, Jr and pioneering neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton.


Offering a college preparatory curriculum, Gow's highly trained and dedicated faculty provide students with the personalized instruction they need to build confidence to succeed. With small classes and a low 4:1 student-to-faulty ratio, studetns discover a love of learning and unlock their potential. 

Campus Life

Beyond the classroom, Gow is about community.  Dedicated time for the arts, athletics, and free time is built into students' daily schedules. Walking across campus, students enjoy pickup basketball games, talks by the firepit, off-campus activities, and creek-side adventures.

Executive Function Coaching

Executive function coaching offers students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a coach to improve their organizational and time management skills. While not every student requires this help, it is available to support those who do.

College Advising

The Gow College Advising Center offers a comprehensive, individualized program to assist students and their families as they apply to college and make the transition from high school.


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Middle School

Grade 6 - Grade 8

At The Gow School we get middle schoolers! We know and embrace how social, enthusiastic, impulsive, capable, and sometimes even a little quirky they can be.

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Upper School

Grade 9 - Post Graduate

Our teachers are experienced in working with students with learning differences and will put in the time to help your child.

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At a Glance




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In-house Orton-based remediation program






Acre campus in South Wales, NY

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Where we are

 With over 20 direct flights from major cities, and centrally located between the mid west and the east coast, we are easier to get to than you think. 

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  • Chicago - 1.5 flight time
  • Dallas - 3.0
  • Atlanta - 2.5
  • Denver - 3.5
  • Los Angeles - 6 
  • JFK&LGA - 1
  • Charlotte - 2 
  • Newark - 1.25
  • Miami - 3.5
  • Washington (DCA/IAD) - 1
  • Boston - 1
  • Philadelphia - 1
  • Las Vegas - 5
  • Orlando - 2.5
  • Phoenix - 5
  • Detroit - 1.25
  • Ft. Lauderdale - 3
  • Tampa - 2.5
  • Baltimore - 1
  • Ft. Myers - 2.5
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul - 2
  • Raleigh/Durham - 2 

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  • Erie - 1.5
  • Toronto, ONT -  1.5
  • Cleveland - 3
  • Putney - 3
  • Pittsburgh - 3
  • Detroit - 4.5
  • Albany - 4.5

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Erie, Pennsylvania

1 hour drive from Erie, Pennsylvania 


Putney, Vermont

3 hour drive from Putney, Vermont. 


Baltimore, Maryland

1 hour flight from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 hour and 20 minute flight from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).


New York City

1 hour flights from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), Laguardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).


Boston, Massachusetts

3 hour flight from Boston, Massachusetts through Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).