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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.



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?” 

Join the Yankees in supporting Autism Awareness and GBS!

Join the New York Yankees on Sunday, April 2, 2023, for World Autism Awareness Day! A fun-filled outing at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees take on the San Francisco Giants. The first 1,000 fans that purchase through this offer will receive a special New York Yankees Hat branded with the Autism Puzzle Piece logo and ribbon. 

In addition, the Yankees will donate $5 from every ticket sold back to GBS, so be sure to spread the word to all your families and friends and share the link and promo code far and wide. 

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Promo Code: GBS2023


Alumni Highlights!

Catch up with GBS alumni Leah Mace and Jordan Levinson in these video interviews where they offer reflections on their times at Gillen Brewer and advice to incoming and prospective students. 

Click HERE to view. 

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.