Greetings from the 招生 Office. Though we are the beginning of every Gow journey, we know we are probably not the beginning of yours. Most families come to us after an arduous quest they didn’t plan on. We re-launch them on a new adventure, one that’s straighter 而且 shorter, enables them to rethink what learning can be, 而且 leads them where they want to go 而且 where they didn’t realize they could.
Our aim is to determine if a student can benefit from Gow’s 课程 而且 环境, structured to fit the needs of students with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities 如 难语症. For those who can benefit, real change starts fast 而且 lasts long—through college 和职业. 对于许多, Gow is the first school where they’re on a level playing field with their peers 而且 fully supported by their teachers, who teach as if their students’ futures depend on it. Together we are Gow United.
Where there is a good fit between student 而且 school, magic happens—in class, on the field, in the art studio, 在宿舍. To determine if the fit is right, we’ll need to see diagnostic testing, school transcripts, recommendations, 而且 a personal interview, just as you’ll want to see our beautiful Western New York 校园 而且 the people who provide its spark. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. 首先, 大家一起说.
道格拉斯B. Cotter '87 P '19, '23
Director of 招生
“At my old school, teachers didn't get me or my learning style, for the first time, my teachers get me. The small class sizes, 而且 teacher 而且 student connections, make me feel comfortable to ask questions in class instead of hiding in the back of the room.”
“Starting in The Gow School Summer Program really gave me the head start I needed. I was able to get comfortable with the teachers, 校园, 而且 living from home, so then when I moved in for the school year, I was confident 而且 was able to show other kids the ropes."
“难语症 runs in my family, but I always got good grades 而且 loved school so my parents never thought to get me tested. 有一天,, school got really hard, 而且 no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't earn the grades that I had just last year. I finally got tested 而且 turned out I was dyslexic just like my brother Jude '19."
“It is Gow tradition that all new students introduced themselves to the school, I hid in the bathroom when it was my time go out. Fast forward six years 而且 I am now the Student Council President. Gow gave me my confidence."