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Private Special Education Preschool Elementary School Near Me: Gillen Brewer School

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Uncovering Specialness


Leading Private Special Education School in NYC

Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month, special education program on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, for children ages Pre-K - 8th grade who have a wide variety of language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide an integrated, developmentally appropriate, academic-therapeutic program that includes speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, counseling, and social groups.



Through Amy's Eyes: Post 1

We are excited to announce GBS's new monthly blog, written by our Director of Middle School and Enrollment, Amy Salomon, who has the unique perspective of being both the mother of a daughter with special needs as well as an educator with years of experience in the NYC special education world. 

Support Gillen Brewer

Your meaningful donation supports our academic and therapeutic program, as well as: student and family therapy, specials (such as art, science, technology, and music), health and fitness programs at Asphalt Green, maintenance of our facilities and technology, and community partnerships with organizations such as Art Farm.

Click HERE to give today! 

GBS Spring Art Show hosts Special Guests

We were thrilled to welcome two distinguished guests from the art world to the GBS Art Show! Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide, Henry R. Kravis Curator at the Metropolitan Museum, and Margi Schwartz, Co World-Wide Head of European Sculpture and Works of Art at Sotheby's toured the installation with GBS Art Teacher, Erika Tobin, and then visited the classrooms at GBS. 

The GBS Annual Benefit is Thursday, May 11th!

Join us at Bryant Park Grill for the 2023 GBS Annual Benefit while we honor former Assistant Heads of School, Braque Hershberger, Dr. Cathy Kaufman Iger, and Milt Sleeter. 

The event will take place from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and a silent & live auction. 

For more information and to purchase ticket, click HERE

Gillen Brewer In a Year

special education classroom reading session



Staff members, including our own team of Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Psychologists uncover the specialness in every child


Minutes are collectively read by students to reach the goal of our Rockin' Readers program while developing a lifelong love of reading


Different animals visit from Art Farm to encourage students to relate to the natural world and engage in the care and compassion of all living creatures

Asphalt Green

School-Age students develop strength and coordination by participating in our Sports and Fitness program at Asphalt Green


Gillen Brewer staff are committed to the GBS mission.




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