The Gateway School
|The Gateway School|
211 West 61st Street
|Head of school||Carolyn Salzman|
|Number of students||180|
|Slogan||Success Starts Here|
|Accreditation||New York State Association of Independent Schools|
Gateway students typically have had difficulty in mainstream classrooms due to a language-based learning disability (dyslexia, expressive and receptive language delays, reading and writing disorders); attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and/or executive function disorder.
The Gateway School of New York was established in 1965 by Elizabeth Freidus and Claire Flom. Freidus was an educator at Columbia University Teachers College; Claire Flom was the mother of Gateway's first student. The initial class consisted of five students in a space rented from Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The school remained in this location for 36 years.
In 2001, Gateway moved into a converted brownstone at 236 Second Avenue near Union Square. With the decision to add a Middle School to the existing Lower School, Gateway began searching for an even larger building, and it debuted its current home on West 61st Street, near Lincoln Center, in 2008.
In the 2015-2016 school year, Gateway celebrated its 50th anniversary.
2010 - National Center for Learning Disabilities’ Founders Award for exceptional service to children and families
2011 - Head of School Robert Cunningham named one of the top Game Changers in Education by The Huffington Post
Elizabeth Freidus, Founding Director (1965-1978)
Davida Sherwood, Ph.D., Director (1978-2004)
Robert Cunningham, Head of School (2004-2013)
Carolyn Salzman, Head of School (2013–present)
Gateway is a member of the following professional organizations: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Education Records Bureau (ERB), Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Business Officers Association (NBOA), New York Guild of Independent Schools, New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), and Parents League of New York
Head of School Carolyn Salzman authored an article titled "Choosing a Special Education School" for the 2015 issue of The Parents League Review.
In the fall of 2015, artwork from Gateway students was on display at the Child Mind Institute in New York City, as part of the Beginning with the Self exhibit.
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- "Beginning With the Self: Self-portraits in pencil, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, and acrylic | Child Mind Institute". Retrieved 2016-07-20.