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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: January 2024

Through Amy's Eyes: January 2024 - It's a Family Affair

GBS' monthly blog written by our Director of Middle School and Enrollment, Amy Salomon. Click to read Amy's reflections on the importance of supporting the siblings of special needs children. 

GBS Wins Gold and Bronze 2023 Brilliance Awards!

Gillen Brewer School is thrilled to announce it is a recipient of the 2023 Inspired Brilliance Awards!

The Brilliance Awards are sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a community that provides

“brilliant ideas and brain food” for private school administrators worldwide.

GBS took home both a gold and bronze award for the 2023 blog posts authored by Director of Middle School & Enrollment, Amy Salomon, as part of her series "Through Amy's Eyes."  

Click HERE to read the full announcement! 

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. 

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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