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Our Mission

At Stephen Gaynor School, students with learning differences develop essential academic and critical thinking skills through individualized and evidence-based approaches, empowering them to reach their full potential. Students learn to advocate for themselves and others while actively building an inclusive community, a sense of belonging, and a belief in their own possibilities.​

Our Values

WE BELIEVE that every child with a learning difference deserves an education like the one Gaynor provides.​

WE BELIEVE that great teaching marries evidence-based approaches, the joy of learning, and individualized attention.​

WE BELIEVE that students with learning differences should be empowered with the agency, capacity, self-advocacy tools, and confidence to thrive in high school and beyond.​

WE BELIEVE that it is essential to support the well-being of educators by inspiring their professional growth, continued expertise in learning differences, and passion for education.​

WE BELIEVE that a diverse and inclusive community benefits every student.​

WE BELIEVE that families are active partners with the school and in the educational journey of their children. ​

WE BELIEVE that what sets Gaynor’s teachers apart is their remarkable ability to know each child and to teach them in the “just right” way.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

​Stephen Gaynor School is dedicated to promoting and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion within our school community. We recognize, value, and celebrate many types of diversity including neurodiversity, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, sexual orientation, family composition, language, and gender identity/expression.