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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


For over three decades, the generosity of our community has enabled us to help thousands of students become confident, independent, and engaged learners. Our journey continues as we plan for the expansion of our program and the opening of a middle school in September of 2024. We couldn’t do this without you: thank you in advance for your meaningful contribution to our Annual Fund. 

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 including Asphalt Green, Real Brave, Art Farm, Carnegie Hall, and other cultural institutions. We invite you to show your commitment to all that Gillen Brewer does to support the individual journey of each student by donating today


Alumni Highlights

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!