Middle School

In our Middle School, we are not indebted to any one program or philosophy. We are indebted to the child and ensuring that his/her education is tailored to meet individual needs by building the specific skills needed to be successful. This allows our alumni to be prepared as they move forward on their academic path.” -Christine Karamanoglou, Director of Middle School 

In the Middle School, students take even greater responsibility for their education. They collaborate closely with teachers to set personal goals and expectations. Our individualized instruction continues, with a focus on helping students build self-awareness and advocate more articulately for themselves. While the specific books they read, math problems they solve, and historical events they study will vary based on the individual student, all Gaynor Middle School students build the fundamental skills needed to succeed in their next school.

Unique to the Middle School, Gaynor offers electives in which students participate in  clubs, project-based learning, student advocacy, and transition preparation classes. This coursework offers students dynamic, experiential learning opportunities that capitalize on personal interest and choice.

Gaynor has a comprehensive Placement program and a dedicated Placement Office to best support the Gaynor community as students move forward in their academic careers. During the Placement process, we work together with parents to identify appropriate school options, establish and maintain expectations, and create a support system that will follow the family and student through each step. It is our goal to have each individual student placed in the school that is the best fit for him/her upon graduation or early transition from Gaynor.

Click here for more information on the Stephen Gaynor Middle School core curriculum.


Middle School hallway

Alumni Outcomes

Stephen Gaynor School’s combination of a curriculum uniquely tailored to each student’s needs, an emphasis on student self-advocacy, and a dedication to providing a rich co-curricular experience for our students prepares them well for success at their next school and in the wider world

Members of the Class of 2019 were accepted to:

Arlington High School
BASIS Independent Manhattan
Bay Ridge Prep
Berkeley Carroll
Birch Wathen Lenox
Brooklyn Friends School
The Browning School
Churchill School
Dwight School
Eagle Hill School (MA)
Grace Church School
Hoosac School
The High School for Math, Science & Engineering
Indian Mountain School
NYC Lab School for Collaborative
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Little Red Elisabeth Irwin
Marvelwood School
Mary McDowell Friends School
The Masters School
Millbrook High School
Millennium High School
Old Lyme High School
Orinda Academy
Professional Performing Arts School
Robert Louis Stevenson School
Rye High School
Rudolf Steiner School
Special Music School
The Summit School
Trevor Day School
West End High School
Winston Preparatory School
York Preparatory School

 

Five-Year High School Matriculation List
Classes of 2014 – 2018 with two or more Gaynor graduates attending
Bay Ridge Preparatory School
The Beacon School
Birch Wathen Lenox School
The Churchill School
Dwight School
Dwight Englewood
Eagle Hill School
Forman School
Grace Church School
The Hewitt School
Little Red Elisabeth Irwin
Mary McDowell Friends School
Marymount School of New York
NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies
The Summit School
Vermont Academy
Winston Preparatory School
York Preparatory School

Five-Year College Matriculation List
Classes of 2009 – 2014 with two or more Gaynor graduates attending
American University
Berklee College of Music
Brandeis University
Chapman University
Connecticut College
Dean College
Duke University
Elon University
Emerson College
Fordham University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Indiana University
Landmark College
Lynn University
Marist College
McDaniel College
University of Michigan
New York University
Oberlin College
Skidmore College
SUNY Binghamton
Syracuse University
The George Washington University
Tulane University