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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.

Gratitude in the Gator Community

An important tenet of Gaynor is our tight-knit community. Especially around this time of year, as we reflect on what we’re most grateful for, our community values become especially apparent in the classrooms and through service projects.

The power of self-advocacy: Victoria Browning Wyeth ’91

Victoria Browning Wyeth ’91 has always had to work harder than her peers to rise above her learning differences. Her time at Stephen Gaynor School allowed her to meet some lifelong friends, and although school was still challenging, she is grateful to those who helped her succeed.

A Successful Skate Night

The Gaynor community gathered at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers for the Parents’ Association annual Skate Night.

Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom

Inspired by the ongoing mindfulness program which is incorporated into the curriculum, students created drawings inspired by Tibetan prayer flags with their goals and wishes for the academic year.

Recent alumni return to Gaynor

The Office of Alumni Relations, Placement Office, Student Advocacy Coordinator and teachers in the Blue Cluster got together to host a Grad Get-Together for the class of 2018 on November 1. Alumni from the Class of 2018 came back from schools throughout the city from York Prep to Brooklyn Friends.

A “wicked good” Halloween project

This week, Ms. Rubin and Ms. Goldman’s Green Cluster class presented their Halloween research papers to teachers and administrators. Students practiced student advocacy, built executive functioning skills, utilized writing strategies, and practiced public speaking techniques throughout this multi-step assignment.