RULER Social-Emotional Training

Among several focus areas identified in the recently-launched Strategic Plan, one included Gaynor’s social and emotional learning approach. Gaynor’s psychology department canvassed other schools in Manhattan and conducted extensive research.  Ultimately, the department chose the RULER approach to Social and Emotional Learning, developed by Marc Brackett, David Caruso, and Robin Stern at Yale University.

Meet the Faculty, Part 2

In this installment of our “meet the new faculty and specialists” series, you will get to know the new head teachers in the Lower School. Ms. Kolenda’s looking for restaurant recommendations, Ms. Schaefer is up for Disney karaoke any day, and Ms. Scanlon likes to play softball and quote Aristotle. See what else you can learn about our new faculty members!

Meet the Faculty, Part 1

This week, we are beginning a multi-part series introducing our new specialists and teachers to the Gaynor community. We asked a series of serious and (somewhat) silly questions to get to know them better. Ms. Bode is returning to Gaynor after three years away, Ms. Brock makes a mean banana bread, and Ms. Cohen is a storm chaser. Find out more by clicking through!

Gaynor Goes Apple Picking

Gators traveled to Demarest Farms in New Jersey for Gaynor’s annual apple picking trip.

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.