Small classes and a strong parent partnership help this school’s students achieve their potential.
Gillen Brewer constantly evaluates its students, who come from all boroughs of New York City except Staten Island, to make sure they’re in the proper setting for optimal learning. Some children are ultimately mainstreamed while others eventually move on to other facilities for children with special needs. The school also hosts an annual panel “where we have alumni from the school come back to the school and talk about their experiences in high school and college and beyond,” Santana says. “We have success stories like kids going on to colleges and continuing their education and becoming independent contributors to society.”
Main image: A science class at the Gillen Brewer School
Courtesy the Gillen Brewer School