Success Starts Here

2019 – 2020 School Year
For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of bright children who experience academic difficulty as a result of language-based learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway will expand in 2019-2020 and enroll 210 students between the ages of 5-14. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream schools. As a result of our expansion, we will have several new positions available in 2019-2020.

The Gateway Lower School, serving students ages 5-10, is seeking nurturing and collaborative individuals with a special education and early childhood/elementary background to join our teaching team. The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Teacher in the development and implementation of instruction in all subjects. The position involves daily collaboration with the Head Teacher and other professionals. The ideal candidate has worked with students with learning disabilities and is eager to learn from an experienced team of professionals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Master’s degree in special education or enrollment in a master’s program preferred
  • Training in and experience teaching using Preventing Academic Failure, Teaching Basic Writing Skills, Stern Math and/or Singapore Math preferred
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of elementary students
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to and indicate position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

It is the policy of The Gateway School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, age, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), marital status, familial or caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, criminal history, arrest record, veteran or military status (disabled, recently separated and other protected and armed forces services veterans), or any other characteristic protected by law.