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

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Life outside the classroom is part of our program—an active and fun part that brings us together as a united Gow while promoting leadership development, social and emotional growth, executive functioning, healthy decision-making, and self-advocacy skills. With 150 students from 27 states and 17 countries campus is alive with activity even after Saturday classes end.

Things to do at a Boarding School

After Saturday classes end, students have plenty of choices. The recreational facilities of the Gow Center, including a weight room, gyms, Table Tennis, billiards, and foosball, are open much of the time. Off-campus trips might go to the local Target and multiplex, a ski slope, pro or collegiate sporting event, amusement or water park, theater, skate park, paint ball, or tourist attraction such as Niagara Falls, to name a few. Students may attend a dance at a local school or here at Gow, where Student Council hosts two or three dances a year. Much-anticipated weekends include Winter Carnival, with events ranging from a human dog sled race to a pie-eating contest, and Spring Fest.

All these activities, plus athletics, keep students very busy. Both boarding and day students can take part in all aspects of student life, with the exception of day students actually staying in the dorms.