New York Dyslexia Schools
301 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
Mission: The Churchill School and Center is dedicated to working collaboratively with students, educators, and families to help children with language based learning disabilities realize their full potential. Churchill School is a K-12 coeducational day school that prepares its students for college. We provide a rigorous program that builds upon children's strengths and teaches them perseverance, resilience and the importance of self-awareness and self-advocacy. We prepare our students to become courageous, confident, productive and caring people who will embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Tolerance, respect, and active engagement are hallmarks of our intentionally diverse community. The Churchill School and Center recognizes its responsibility to the wider educational community and is committed to remaining a leader in its field.
211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
About the School: The Gateway School of New York is an ungraded lower school dedicated to
helping children with learning disabilities develop the academic skills,
learning strategies, social competence and self-confidence necessary to
succeed. Our students, learn in a nurturing educational environment,
which empowers them to overcome early developmental hurdles, and allows
their talents to flourish. As they learn to appreciate their strengths,
cope with challenges, and take pride in their academic and social
success, our students gain confidence in themselves and in their ability
to shape their own lives.
2491 Emery Road, PO Box 85
South Wales, NY 14139-0085
About the School: The Gow School is the world’s oldest boarding school for boys, grades
7-12, with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities.
Founded in 1926 and located in Western New York, Gow's college
preparatory curriculum is presented in small classes using a
multisensory format in a technology rich environment. The 4:1 student to
faculty ratio allows focus on the remediation of learning differences
through a phonics based program known as Reconstructive Language.
Character education is emphasized also. In the classroom, in the
dormitory and on the athletic fields, students are encouraged to adhere
to the four PILLARS of kindness, respect, honesty and hard work. An
active community service program enables students to experience the
personal reward of helping others.
314 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024
Mission: The IDEAL School of Manhattan is an inclusion school dedicated to creating a diverse community that affirms and accepts the full identities of all people, while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.
About the School: The IDEAL School is an independent K-12th grade school that offers a rigorous, individualized academic program. Under the belief that children who learn together learn to live together, we have created a student community that reflects the rich diversity of New York City. Our philosophy of inclusion instills students with respect for differences and develops empathy, social responsibility, and world stewardship.
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501
Mission: The Kildonan School empowers students
with dyslexia to regain confidence and exercise their strengths. Daily
one-to-one language tutorials complement an innovative, challenging
curriculum that inspires students to love learning while preparing for
college and beyond.
5142 Route 22
Amenia, NY 12501
Mission: The mission of Maplebrook School is to provide quality academic programs for youngsters with learning differences, and/or who may exhibit a learning disorder. Through small group and individualized instruction, the students will be assisted in reaching his/her academic, social, vocational and physical potential. In addition, the caring, supportive and homelike environment provides the necessary experiences to allow youngsters the opportunity to assume a more independent role in society.
About the School: Maplebrook School is a coeducational boarding and day school for
students with learning differences and/or attention deficit disorder
(ADD). Founded in 1945 by parents seeking better educational
opportunities for their children, the school has grown to be one of the
most prominent schools of its kind.
Elementary School (Grades: K-5)
20 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Middle School (Grades: 6-8)
133-135 Summit Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Upper School (Grades: 9-12)
23 Sidney Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mission: Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which each student can reach his or her full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.
About the School: Mary McDowell Friends School is an independent Quaker school for
students with learning disabilities. As its guiding principle, MMFS
believes that every student with learning disabilities can learn with
the support of a community dedicated to specialized teaching,
cooperation, and respect. MMFS's approach is grounded in the Quaker
values of respect for individuals, personal and social responsibility,
peaceful resolution of conflict, the importance of diversity, and the
value of service. Challenging and building on the strengths of each
individual, Mary McDowell Friends School cherishes the uniqueness of
every student. Mary McDowell Friends School is committed to an educational partnership
between faculty and parents. It serves as a resource to provide
information about learning disabilities to professionals, parents, and
275 Pinnacle Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Mission: The Norman Howard School (NHS) fosters the academic growth of students
with learning needs using an individualized approach. The school's supportive community promotes students' development as respectful, responsible, resilient citizens. The school promotes the
understanding of diverse learning needs and serves as a resource for families and professionals.
About the School: The Norman Howard School (NHS) is an independent, state approved, day school for students in grades 5-12. Our setting provides a quality education program for students with special learning needs including those with classifications of Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Speech and Language Impairment, or Autism. Candidates for admission benefit from an academic program and do not require significant behavioral and/or communication interventions. Students from over 30 school districts in eight counties attend NHS.
48 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
Mission: The Parkside School welcomes elementary school children from diverse
ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds who have a range of
language-based learning difficulties. We serve the whole child by
offering a thoughtfully designed, comprehensive array of academic and
support services. Our goal is to enable our students to pursue learning
in their areas of strength, to acquire tools and strategies to progress
in their areas of challenge, and to develop respect and understanding
for themselves and others.
About the School: The Parkside educational program is tailored to meet the particular needs of individual students, yet there are many components that all students experience, which anchor our work. The school's guiding principle is to serve the whole child with a full array of academic subjects delivered in a rigorous and structured classroom program that is interwoven with a complimentary range of services delivered in large groups, small groups, and one-on-one.
148 West 90th Street
New York, NY 10024
Mission: A pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.
About the School: Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit Pre-K, Lower and Middle school for bright students with learning differences. Nearly 330 students ages 3 to 14 attend our school with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays. With more than 50 years of experience in special education and a dedication to continuous improvement, Gaynor has the expertise to help children break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and realize academic success.
299 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mission: The Sterling School provides educational opportunities for children diagnosed with Language Learning Disorders. They can attend a school where the curriculum and methodology are based on the latest clinical research. Our educational program is designed to promote individual academic growth and foster self-esteem through success
About the School: The Sterling School was founded in 1999 to meet the
needs of Dyslexic and Language Based Learning Disabled children using
research-based methodology. It was apparent that in the New York City
area, there were only a handful of schools that had any sort of program
for Dyslexic children and few with a specialized curriculum designed
specifically for them. The mission of The Sterling School is to provide
that curriculum. Reading, writing, spelling and language arts are
addressed using a sequential, direct multi-modal methodology known as
Orton-Gillingham. Students receive instruction in classrooms where there
is a 1 to 8-teacher student ratio. In addition to daily individual
remediation which provides an individualized, integrated learning
322 Port Washington Blvd
Port Washington, NY 11050
Mission: The mission of Vincent Smith School is dedicated to providing a small, nurturing and supportive setting for students with learning disabilities.
About the School: Located on four-and-a-half acres in suburban Port Washington, Vincent Smith School is a private day school that has served students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties in New York since 1924. The School is well-known for its individualized program for students with Learning Disabilities (LD), such as ADD/ADHD, LD (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia/Disgraphia), Nonverbal LD, Auditory Processing Disorder, and Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction, social emotional learning, and organizational skills in small supportive classes.
40 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604
Mission: Windward School is a dynamic college-preparatory school that challenges each student to achieve excellence in a nurturing, inclusive community. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire our students to be responsible, caring, well informed, ethical, prepared, and well balanced young adults.
About the School: Windward is a coeducational, independent day school dedicated to
providing a proven instructional program for children with
language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is
designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can
benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct
instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to
improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with
opportunities for social and emotional growth within an intentionally
diverse and inclusive setting, enables students to understand their
learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills.
Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential
in preparation for a successful return to a mainstream educational
environment. To meet these goals, the school provides ongoing training
to its faculty based on the most current research, and also shares its
expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader
126 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Mission: WPS’s mission
is to facilitate the independence of individuals with learning problems
through assessment driven individualized education, research, and
About the School: At WPS we view each student as a unique individual learner who has potential and is able to learn. It is also important that our work is grounded in research regarding how people learn and the learning differences that cause students to struggle. We begin our understanding by looking through a neuropsychological lens based on decades of research on learning and cognition. This is just the first step. It is important that we understand both who our students are as learners, as well as who they are as people. WPS students have some notable gifts, and our individual approach allows us to explore and develop these gifts. Everything we do is based on this in-depth understanding of each individual student. Each photo on the website will take you to stories of WPS students who we can begin to understand through the terms dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties and nonverbal learning disorders.
7100 Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY 11209
About the School: Xaverian High School is a college preparatory school which provides
educational opportunity for learners of all types. Rooted in the
missionary charisma of St. Francis Xavier and consistent with the
principles and commitment of the founder of the Xaverian Brothers in
America, Theodore Ryken, Xaverian High School is dedicated to the
development of the person through academic excellence, extracurricular
involvement, and Christian service to neighbor and community.