Summer Admissions

A leader and innovator in dyslexia education with a commitment to the values of kindness, respect, honesty and hard work, The Gow School Summer Program provides an academic program that helps students experiencing academic difficulties, or who have language-based learning differences, rediscover the joy of learning in a camp-like setting that focuses on enhancing self-esteem and establishing positive long term friendships.

Students ages 8–16 who have been experiencing academic difficulties are invited to discover The Gow School Summer Program. One way to do that is through an interview and campus tour, which are encouraged and can be scheduled throughout the year. We also hold an Open House each spring.

Application Process

To be considered for the program, families must submit an application, two teacher recommendations, and documentation and/or testing, which may include IEPs, cognitive assessments, and LD documentation from the school district.

Financial Aid

Limited need-based financial aid is available on a first come first served basis.  To apply, complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through School & Student Services. The Gow School Summer Program code is 200061. The Financial Aid Portal will open annually on January 1st.


The program is coed, and families may choose among three options, with the following 2024 tuition rates:

  • Boarding - $9,700
  • Full day (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) - $6,900
  • Academic day (8:00 am –1:00 pm) - $6,200

Tuition for boarding students covers instruction, dorm housing, meals, daily activities, spending money, and weekend trips, with full-day and academic-day options including offerings of the particular time period.

For more information about The Gow School Summer Program and its application process, contact:

Alex Rothfuss
Gow School Summer Program
P 716-687-2004
F 716-687-2003


The Gow School admits students of any race/color, ancestry/national origin, religion/creed, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race/color, ancestry/national origin, religion/creed, and sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.