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Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall School Waltham, MA

The Gow School South Wales, NY

At Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, a coeducational day and boarding school grounded in over 180 years of history, we remain dedicated to teaching the way our students learn. Students in grades 9-12 and postgraduate thrive in our college-preparatory curriculum where they find small class sizes, academic challenges and a tailored approach to learning necessary to be successful, innovative thinkers. Our students discover

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. Focusing on small class sizes, 3-7 students per class, and a low 4:1 student to faculty ratio, The Gow School offers a multisensory approach to teaching that enables dyslexic students to thrive. The Gow community has a sense of belonging, of equality, and of connection born of common trials and shared triumph. Gow has a start fast, finish strong mentality and students typically start to see progress soon after they step foot in our classrooms. Students are often reading and writing better, enjoying school again and looking forward to what they can accomplish. At the School’s core is a structured program designed to help students navigate the academic day and a daily schedule designed to keep students

engaging classes, teachers, and peers, and actively contribute to a community that encourages participation in the arts, athletics and other extracurricular opportunities. Our rigorous curriculum challenges students, while instruction tailored to individual learning styles empowers our students to


achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching, along with support seamlessly integrated into the classroom, creates a transformational learning experience for students. We Teach the Way Students Learn: • An average class size of ten allows us to truly know our students • Dynamic 75 minute classes engage students in multiple ways of learning • Skills and Academic Support Program develops independent learners • Diverse population enriches the culture of our School • Co-curricular and arts programs inspire students to discover their passions • All CH-CH graduates enroll in college or university Teaching to Students’ Strengths The CH-CH community is committed to each student’s individual success and to understanding the unique ways in which each student learns. Our approach to education embodies the knowledge that students learn differently, exhibiting various academic strengths and areas which need more improvement. This requires varied, creative methods of instruction. An attentive, experienced faculty identifies ways to encourage each student to harness his or her strengths for continued progress, while devising strategies to engage students in learning methods that suit individual skills. CH-CH classes are both active and challenging. For example, students in a Spanish class may study a song, use its lyrics to hone speaking skills and engage in group work to examine the piece’s cultural nuances. Then, they may create their own lyrics to the same tune, cementing their understanding of a particular set of vocabulary terms. Our layered approach to instruction provides students with meaningful interactions and a deep understanding of academic material. Visit for more information. Located at 785 Beaver St., Waltham, MA 02452 If you would like an individual campus tour and school visit,


busy. Between a packed class schedule, after-school sports, study hall and Saturday classes, there is little unprogrammed time. The School is settled on a 120-acre campus which gives our students plenty of room to learn and play. Boarding school life does not always allow lots of free time, but it has plenty of room for fun. It is precisely because students are so involved – playing sports, going on trips, and hanging out with each other – they get the most out of the rich residential experience. In July, the school’s co-ed summer program is five weeks of learning and fun for ages 8-16! The Gow School Summer Program is for students who have been experiencing academic difficulties, or have been diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning disabilities. The Summer Program runs from the end of June to early August with morning academics, afternoon fun and games and weekend adventures! The Gow School Summer Program gives students academic tools and self-confidence they can take with them wherever they go; to the classroom and beyond. By combining a structured program and environment with flexibility, individualization, and room for fun, Gow provides a rich school experience that is precisely what dyslexic students need to learn and to enjoy learning. 2491 Emery Rd, South Wales, NY 14139 Phone: 716.687.2001 Email:

please contact the Admissions Office. Lisa Pelrine, Director of Admissions 781-314-0800


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