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The Gateway Schools Profile

The Gateway Schools are located on Manhattan’s vibrant Upper West Side and serve students with learning disabilities.  An independent Lower School founded in 1965 and expanded to include a Middle School in 2008, Gateway enrolls 135 students between the ages of 5 and 14.  Our students have above average intelligence and have experienced academic difficulty as a result of a language based learning disability, a relative weakness in processing and/or attention deficit or a combination thereof.  At Gateway, we address the development of the whole child taking into consideration strengths and deficits in language, cognition, academic skills, gross and fine motor coordination and social development.  In small classes, we combine a rich traditional curriculum with an instructional approach that is direct, multisensory and sequential.  In our Arts program and Center for Educational Enrichment, students solidify and generalize skills and understandings through hands-on learning.  These two programs also foster students’ interests, talents and passions.  Housed in a recently renovated LEED certified facility, we offer an array of afterschool athletic and extracurricular activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of The Gateway Schools to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thank you for your interest in The Gateway Schools.

Positions for the 2014-2015 School Year


Administrative Assistant

Our dynamic Center for Educational Enrichment seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the Director and reception for the Center.   Must be dependable and reliable, well-spoken and professional. Will greet and assist students, parents and other visitors.   Answer telephone calls, respond to emails, maintain files and coordinate mailings. Manage calendars, meetings and room set–ups. Create schedules and newsletters, proofread documents; organize student digital material, including photos and movies. Provide general assistance to Center Instructors, including assigning classrooms, coordinating time sheet collection and occasional classroom coverage.


  • Minimum of two years of full-time experience in administrative assistance
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree
  • An interest in and experience working with young adolescents
  • Strong administrative, communication. organizational and proof-reading skills Flexibility and ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and special projects in a fast-paced environment
  • High proficiency in all MS Office applications (particularly Outlook, Word and Excel) and Adobe PDF formats
  • Proficiency in preparing e-blasts, letters and postcard mailers, Mail Chimp and Survey Monkey
  • Professional experience maintaining a website and/or digital media a plus

This is a 12 month a year, full-time position. Work schedule is 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  On occasion, may be requested in advance to modify work schedule (e.g. 10:30 am - 6:30 pm).   Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.  Please submit by email to:  Posting170@gatewayschool.org.

Library Media Specialist (part-time position)

We seek an organized, collaborative individual, with a background in Library Science and Special Education.  The Library Media Specialist maintains the library collection and works with Lower School teachers and students, incorporating library skills into classroom curriculum and projects. The position also involves collaboration with Middle School program leaders and faculty to develop and implement literacy-related school projects and events. The ideal candidate has experience working with students with learning disabilities, and is eager to collaborate with a team of professionals.


  • Masters degree in Library and Information Studies or related field
  • Teaching certification preferred
  • Proficiency with automated cataloging software
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Team oriented, with ability to multi-task and work with volunteers

Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.  Please submit by email to:  Posting135@gatewayschool.org.  


Special Education Teacher

We seek an experienced special education teacher to assist across all grades providing additional instructional support in a classroom to a teacher and or substituting for a teacher when necessary.  The ideal candidate will have taught 3rd to 6th graders with special needs and otherwise feel confident teaching our younger and older students.  The position does require the candidate to be flexible about working with students across content areas with guidance and support from our curriculum and teacher training administrators.  The successful candidate would join a collaborative teaching team, participate in our school’s professional development program, contribute to curriculum development, and assist in school life generally.


  • Master’s degree in Education or Special Education and current New York State teaching certificate.
  • A minimum of two years of school based teaching experience.
  • Strong classroom management, communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with meeting the needs of special education for students with language based learning disabilities.

Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter and two reference letters.  Please submit by email to: Posting165@gatewayschool.org.