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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: November 2023

Through Amy's Eyes: November 2023 - "The School Search"

GBS' monthly blog written by our Director of Middle School and Enrollment, Amy Salomon. Click to read about Amy's personal school-search journey and how Gillen Brewer supports prospective families through the admissions process. 

Donate to the Annual Fund Today!

This yearly drive raises funds that directly support our operating expenses. All gifts enhance what we do in our year-round academic-therapeutic program - provide our students with access to highly skilled teachers and therapists; help us maintain our beautiful, light-filled facility; provide competitive salaries and professional development for our talented staff; and continue relationships with our community partners.

Through Amy's Eyes: October 2023

Through Amy's Eyes: October 2023 - "The Power of Social Stories"

GBS' monthly blog written by our Director of Middle School and Enrollment, Amy Salomon. Click to read about the real-life benefits of social stories for children with special needs and their families. 

Through Amy's Eyes: September 2023

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. 

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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