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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.




Tickets are on sale for the GBS 2024 Annual Benefit!

We are thrilled to announce that tickets for the Annual 2024 Benefit Celebrating Our Alumni Community: Through the Decades are now available!

Join us for a special evening where we will gather to celebrate the legacy of Gillen Brewer School and its vibrant alumni community. Enjoy a delightful cocktail reception, a delicious dinner, and an engaging program as we gather together as a community. 

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Through Amy's Eyes: March 2024

Through Amy's Eyes: March 2024 - Middle School: A Flashback and Flash Forward

GBS' monthly blog written by our Director of Middle School and Enrollment, Amy Salomon. Click to read about GBS' new Middle School and how the program is designed to be a safe haven, where students will grow academically, socially, and emotionally as well as develop important self-advocacy skills. 

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. 

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.




Watch the "Who We Are Video" below to learn more!