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

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Uncovering Specialness



Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month, special education program on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC,
for children ages 2.8 to 11 years old 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.



GBS Spring Art Show!

GBS Spring Art Show
Friday, June 9th - Wednesday, June 14th
Marriott Hotel (next to GBS)

Our students are preparing special works of art to display at this year's GBS Spring Art Show, which will be displayed in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel! Stop by with your family to take a look at the work of our budding artists.

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

The Benefits of an Academic-Therapeutic Special Education

Whether looking for a specialized program for the first time, or considering a new placement for a child, Assistant Head of School at Gillen Brewer, Holly Thomas, urges families to ask themselves, “How much is your child really understanding throughout the day? Is the curriculum really tailored to where they are developmentally? Are they getting the most out of their day? Or are they simply going through the motions?” 

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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