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

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Learn about our Special Funds Below


This year, our Annual Fund will focus on our future, by taking a look at Gillen Brewer's "Building Blocks": Building, Sustaining, and Investing. It is these three pillars, supported by our community members, that have enabled GBS to highlight our unique academic-therapeutic approach, and to fulfill our mission for the last thirty years and counting. For the last three decades, Gillen Brewer's mission has been to educate and support our students in becoming confident, independent, and engaged learners. Gillen Brewer depends upon the generous support of the GBS community - trustees, parents, grandparents, alumni families, friends, and staff. Your critical support helps fund the essential and exceptional programs that make Gillen Brewer a unique place for children with special needs and their families. 


Your meaningful donation supports our year-round academic and therapeutic program, as well as: student and family therapy, specials (such as art, science, technology, and music), health and fitness programs at Asphalt Green, maintenance of our facilities and technology, and community partnerships with organizations such as Art Farm. 



Alumni Highlights

As part of the 2022 Annual Fund, we caught up with GBS alumni Leah Mace and Jordan Levinson. Check out their video interviews below, where they offer reflections on their times at Gillen Brewer and advice to incoming and prospective students. 

Leah Mace

Jordan Levinson



The Gillen Brewer Special Funds

The Smiling Bauti's Fund 

Smiling Bauti’s Fund helps to cover the cost of educating each child and ensure that we can provide a well-rounded education to a diverse community of learners from all socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Learn more about Bauti Uro 

The Danny Fiddle Arts Enrichment Fund

This fund creates opportunities for students to participate in arts-related programs and curriculum that will enhance their studies and participation in community life. 

Learn more about Danny Fiddle 

The Mariana S. Leighton Fund

In memory of our beloved Board member, colleague, and mentor and supports the school library. 

Learn more about Mariana S. Leighton


Our Annual Fund Video

In the one-minute video below, two Gillen Brewer parents share their stories and what compels them to support our school. Please take a minute to watch!