Jewish Day School Programs

Our Approach

specialist and studentGateways provides on-site special education support and services to students with a range of learning needs in seven Boston-area Jewish day schools.  We employ a team of skilled speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, behaviorists and learning specialists to integrate personalized services within each day school.  Children in participating schools receive direct services individually and/or in small groups, both in and out of classroom, to enhance their academic success and support their social, physical and behavioral development.

It is Gateways' Day School Program philosophy to work with students, teachers and each school's special education staff to help students generalize developmental, academic and social skills and strategies to the classroom. Staff also work with students to address social skills through group activities, at recess, in social skills groups and in the classroom.  Gateways' therapists meet with teachers to share ideas and develop plans for students.  Therapists also assist teachers with curriculum modifications and provide teachers with professional development, including weekly coaching.

The delivery of special education services in day schools goes well beyond supporting students with learning challenges.  It is about providing the best practices for all students, supporting student learning with a team of professionals and giving teachers the tools to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. 

Our Staff

The Gateways staff is highly trained and experienced, and our professionals utilize a  combination of specialized programs and activities when working with students. Most importantly, they consider what works best for each child. Click here to meet our staff.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in receiving Gateways services, contact the head of support services at your Day School.

For information about Gateways' Day School Programs, please contact Sharon Goldstein at 617-630-9010, ext. 106 or via email at

Gateways is grateful for the ongoing support of Boston's Combined Jewish Philanthropies, their Initiative for Day School Excellence and its Commission on Jewish Day School Education.