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For almost 60 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 160 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 Gateway School is seeking an experienced Language Therapist for the 2023-2024 school year to provide therapeutic intervention and educational instruction to students in a cognitive-linguistic framework. The Language Therapist teaches with a focus on academic language and strategy instruction in a group setting according to Gateway’s integrated curriculum. Further, the Language Therapist collaborates with teachers and other professionals on how to best meet students’ language learning needs. The position also involves conducting language screenings and other assessments and submitting progress reports. The ideal candidate is an experienced Language Therapist with a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment and a commitment to teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.


  • Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and current NYS license in Speech-Language Pathology
  • A minimum of three years of related experience, which includes experience working with school-aged children
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, diversity, equity, and/or inclusion work

The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Salary range is $60,000 – $80,000. Applicants are required to submit in one PDF a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references that includes email and phone contact information. 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.