Mission Statement

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.

Stephen Gaynor School recognizes our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school community.

The Stephen Gaynor School Difference:
Unlocking Each Student’s Potential 

The guiding principle of Stephen Gaynor School is to provide a nurturing environment in which children with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays such as dyslexia, can grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Stephen Gaynor School students have a strong cognitive profile but often have difficulty with the acquisition of reading and writing skills. Our highly trained and dedicated teachers, specialists, and administrators create a climate of caring where students feel comfortable taking academic risks, secure in the knowledge that their educational journey is accompanied by success.

Stephen Gaynor School’s faculty and administration strive to develop self-confident, self-aware learners who can advocate for their own needs and have respect for themselves and others. Students leave Gaynor with a rich fund of knowledge, confidence and pride in their achievements, and strategies that will sustain them for a lifetime.