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Fast Facts

Admissions Fast Facts

Admissions Main Contacts

Joe Surak – Director of Admissions/Exmissions
Telephone: 212-831-3667 Ext. 206
Email: joe@gillenbrewer.com

Julian Parham Santana – Admissions/Exmissions Officer
Telephone: 212-831-3667 Ext. 219
Email: julian@gillenbrewer.com

Admissions Requirements

Playdates/Interviews

  • Upon review of application GBS will schedule:
    • Preschool: 30 minute “playdate” with Assistant Head of School/Head of Psychology Department while parent/caregiver(s) meet with Head of School and/or Psychologist for Social History
    • Elementary School-Age: 1-hour interview: 30 minutes with Assistant Head of School/Head of Psychology Department and 30 minutes with a Program Director while parent/caregiver(s) meet with Head of School and/or Psychologist for Social History

Open Houses

  • Please refer to our Open House Registration Page for a listing of our open houses and to register
  • Open Houses are by appointment and for adults only

Upon Acceptance

  • Non-refundable tuition deposit
  • Signed Enrollment Contract

Age Requirements

  • Preschool students must be between 3-4 years old by December 31st
  • Elementary School-Age students must be between 5-10 years old by December 31st

2018 – 2019 Tuition

ProgramTuition
Preschool -- 8:1:2
(8 students, 1 Head Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers)
$91,520
Elementary School-Age -- 10:1:2
(10 students, 1 Head Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers)
$83,200
Elementary School-Age -- 6:1:2
(6 students, 1 Head Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers)

$114,400


Please Note: Students who require additional services, such as medical accommodations, beyond those included in Gillen Brewer School’s base tuition may incur additional costs.

Tuition Support

  • The Gillen Brewer School values a socioeconomically diverse community. If your family requires tuition support, please contact the Admissions Team directly

Gillen Brewer Fast Facts

History in Brief

  • The Gillen Brewer School was founded in 1992
  • Named after the founders’ grandmothers, Mattie Gillen and Virginia Brewer, to underscore the importance of family

Student Body

  • Student body is comprised of children who are challenged in the areas of speech and language, gross and fine motor skills, sensory, learning, and social/emotional development
  • 88 students enrolled in preschool through elementary school
  • Preschool Class Size: 8:1:2 (8 students, 1 Head Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers)
  • School-Age Class Size: 6:1:2 (6 students, 1 Head Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers)
    10:1:2 (10 students, 1 Head Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers)
  • Our current student body hails from 4 out of 5 boroughs but can also serve the greater NYC area
  • Cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic diversity is welcomed and well-represented

Faculty/Staff Body

  • Over 60 faculty and staff
  • All of our Head Teachers and Therapists are NY State licensed
  • 5 Full-Time Speech and Language Pathologists
  • 10 Head Teachers
  • 5 Full-Time Occupational Therapists
  • 21 Assistant Teachers
  • 5 Full-Time Doctorate-Level Psychologists
  • 3 Special Subject Teachers (Art, Music, Science)
  • 2 Nurses
  • 10 Administrative Staff

Curriculum Approach

  • School-Home Partnership Program, including:
    • Parent/Caregiver Support Groups, Parent/Caregiver Workshops, Sibling Workshops, Grandparents’ Day
    • Adherence to NY State Common Core Standards
    • Differentiated instruction to meet each student’s individual learning needs
    • Integrated multidisciplinary approach to engage students and make learning more meaningful

Curriculum Enrichment

  • Special subjects include Art, Music, and Science
  • Asphalt Green Sports Program – Activities have included:
    • Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Martial Arts, Yoga, Floor Hockey, Baseball
  • Students engage in numerous enrichment programs throughout the year such as:

Facilities

  • Building designed for children with sensory and learning issues
  • 10 Classrooms
  • Art Studio
  • 2 Sensory Gyms
  • Rooftop Playground
  • 10 Therapy Rooms
  • Music/Multipurpose Room
  • Library Nurse’s Office

Yellow Bus

  • Free door to door yellow school bus pick-up and drop-off provided by the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) for eligible students

Life After Gillen Brewer

  • GBS works with families and students to instill self-confidence and build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and independence
  • Transition Staff prepares students for the process and transition of moving on to another setting
  • Exmissions Team works closely with families to secure the child’s next appropriate placement

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