Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching: A clinical term for a nurturing, child-focused approach to education

Director of Lower Division Donna Logue explains how a term like “diagnostic-prescriptive teaching,” which seems like an unusually clinical term for a school that prides itself on providing a nurturing, child-focused educational environment, accurately conveys how Gaynor creates individualized programs for each of our students.

VIDEO: Recent Gaynor Grads with Words of Wisdom

Some recent Gaynor graduates stopped by to reunite and meet with current students to give them some words of advice…

Students Sparkle at Winter Concerts

Gaynor’s annual Winter Concerts are always filled with smiles and beautiful singing but this year, something was a little different; students took to the stage in the new Performing Arts Center.

Register Now for Summer Camp!

Registration is now open for Summer Camp 2019! Stephen Gaynor School’s summer camp is like no other camp in the New York City area. Open exclusively to current Gaynor families, our summer camp allows students in our Early Childhood and Lower School to enjoy a variety of summer activities while maintaining important reading and other academic skills in a structured but enjoyable environment.

Our 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.