Success Starts Here

September 2020 – January 2021

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, or auditory processing difficulties. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls approximately 200 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 school and life.

The Lower School, serving students ages 5-10, seeks a Leave Replacement Science Teacher who is enthusiastic about joining a collaborative teaching team, participating in curriculum development, overseeing the academic and social growth of a group of students and assisting in school life generally. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher with a background in Science, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and/or Literacy and who possesses a commitment to teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.


  • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Science strongly preferred
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching elementary students ages 5-10
  • Independent school and special education teaching experience preferred
  • Effective classroom management, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience implementing multisensory, explicit instruction

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, sexual and reproductive health decisions, 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.