STEPHEN GAYNOR SCHOOL

Differentiated Learning: Students Take on The Odyssey

Differentiated learning is a key aspect in education at Gaynor especially in subjects like reading. This spring, Middle School students read Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Homer’s The Odyssey, differentiated to fit specific needs. The goal was to take higher levels of text and differentiate them in order to make them accessible to every student, allowing the students to be able to read and understand the literature regardless of their decoding skills.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

After another successful and productive academic year at Gaynor came to a close on Thursday, June 15, it was time to bid farewell to the graduating class and send them off with best wishes. On Friday, June 16, faculty, staff, graduates, and their friends and family gathered in the Gaynor Gymnasium for graduation and the class of 30 were recognized for their achievements and hard work in speeches from Board President Henrietta Jones-Pellegrini, Trustee and Gaynor parent Scott Mager, Head of School Dr. Scott Gaynor, and Gaynor alumnus Nick Kenner ’90.

EC Students Explore Social Justice Through Multi-Sensory Lessons

Multi-sensory learning is a crucial component of Gaynor’s Early Childhood program and can even be applied to teaching complex subjects including social justice, racism, segregation and the life and significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students in the EC learned about these topics through a series of multi-sensory lessons that broke down the larger topics into more digestible pieces.

Getting Creative with Art and Technology

This week, a new friend appeared in the North Lobby, prompting some questions: Is this art? Technology? Artificial intelligence? Turns out, the figure is an art and technology collaboration project undertaken by students in the Yellow Cluster. The one thing missing? A name!

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.