The Gow School

2491 Emery Rd.,
South Wales, NY 14139
Tel: 716-687-2001
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 150 students
The Gow School is a college-prep boys' boarding and coed day school for students, grades 7-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Gow School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1926 1908
Campus Size 110 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 150 students 300 students
% Students of Color 11% 18%
% International Students 31% 20%
% Students Boarding 95% 67%
Average SAT Score 1360 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1170 - 1570 -
Average ACT score 22 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 4 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 2 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 66% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $20 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,300 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,800 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 88% 58%
Director of Admissions Douglas B. Cotter '87  
Associate Director of Admissions Matthew A. Fisher  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 2 15


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Orienteering, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 4 24
ExtracurricularsChess, Golf Club, Outdoor Club, Vocal and Instrumental

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Dyslexia / Language-based
  • School accreditations: NAIS, NYSAIS, IMSLEC, TABS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Buffalo Seminary (21.0 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BuffaloBuffalo Seminary
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    21 mi | 204 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HoughtonHoughton Academy
    9790 Thayer Street
    29.1 mi | 142 students | Gr. 6-12
  • St CatharinesRidley College
    2 Ridley Road
    St Catharines
    45.6 mi | 625 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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