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The Gow School is, Hope with Action, since 1926

A coed college-prep boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities in New York.

Who We Serve

Gow specializes in the remediation of dyslexia (reading problems) and related language-based learning disabilities.

What We Do

Reconstructive Language (RL) is Gow’s own remedial language-skills program, created by school founder Peter Gow, Jr, with guidance from pioneering neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton.


Working together, students, faculty and staff are devoted to understanding, supporting, and valuing the learning differences and strengths of students in order to reignite their lives.


Dynamic and leading edge, technology at Gow is developed for the benefit of students and selected for its appropriateness rather than its trendiness.

Executive Function Coaching

Students enrolled in the EFC program typically meet one-on-one with their EF coach once a week for 45-60 minutes. 

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 - Grade 12

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

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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).