When students enroll at Stephen Gaynor School, they become part of a close-knit, caring community focused intently on their personal growth and academic success. Their families, too, feel the warmth of the School’s embrace, as they visit campus frequently for art shows, plays, choral concerts, athletics events, and curriculum nights. We want families to be an integral part of the Gaynor experience, fully understanding their child’s challenges and how to aid in their child’s progress.
At the same time, we recognize that we’re part of a larger community, one that extends from our campus into the surrounding neighborhood and beyond. We offer an afterschool program where students get involved in community service projects such as our annual Thanksgiving food drive and toy drive for local day care centers. We also provide reading remediation to first- and second-graders in neighboring public schools through our Community Learning Center, where older students, alumni, and parents volunteer.
Stephen Gaynor School is more than a pillar in special education – we’re also a pillar in our Upper West Side community, enabling our students to grow both as learners and as caring citizens.