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Resilient and Ready for the Future: The Graduates of Gaynor’s Class of 2024

Members of the Class of 2024 are now officially Gaynor alumni, after a Graduate Breakfast and Graduation Ceremony celebrating their accomplishments and their time at Gaynor.

Our Mission

Capturing “Pure Magic” — Stephen Gaynor School’s New Mission Statement

On June 5, 2024, the Stephen Gaynor School Board of Trustees approved a new mission statement for the school. Read on to learn about the yearlong process to review and revise Gaynor’s mission.

Names, Not Numbers Honors Holocaust Survivors

Blue Cluster students in the Names, Not Numbers elective film the oral histories of Holocaust survivors. The year-long elective project culminates in a premiere of the final film in the Yvette Siegel-Herzog Performing Arts Center.

Breakfast My Way Celebrating Pride 2024

Coming Together to Celebrate Pride at Breakfast My Way

The final Breakfast My Way of the school year was held on June 5, and was a celebration of Pride Month. The breakfast was attended by parents, students, and trustees, and featured delicious rainbow bagels. Breakfast My Way is an event sponsored by the Parents’ Association DEI Committee to bring parents together to learn about the breakfast traditions, holidays, and cultures of their fellow Gaynor families. 

Evidence-based teaching strategies article

Enhancing Student Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Since its founding in 1962, a hallmark of Stephen Gaynor School has been the individualized, multi-sensory, evidence-based approach at the core of the school’s curriculum. Evidence-based practices are backed by rigorous, high-standard research, replicated with positive outcomes and backed by their effects on student outcomes. They provide specific approaches and programs that improve student performance. Learn more about Gaynor’s evidence-based approaches here.

An AI-generated video game-stealing monster

AI Monster Patrol: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Language Skills

Yellow Cluster Head Teacher Orik Reiback recently completed a project with his reading group that used AI tools to unlock students’ creativity and enhance their written language skills.

Gaynor Rockin’ Gala 2024: An Incredible Experience! 

On May 13, 2024, the Gaynor community came together for the Gaynor Rockin’ Gala at Brooklyn Bowl, an event combining support of Stephen Gaynor School with amazing food, great company, and live music in a once-in-a-lifetime show with legendary artists.

Art Meets Technology at the 2024 SMART Faire

April 18 marked the grand opening of this year’s SMART Faire, an event facilitated by the Technology Department to showcase the innovative projects that students have been working on throughout the year.