Day Student Experience
It is important to us that our day students feel just as much a part of Gow United as our boarding students do, they are just students that go home at night, while the rest of them stay here. Luke Salerno, Head of the Middle School
Making up about 10% of our community, day students come from all over the Buffalo area to be a part of the Gow community. While visiting campus, you wouldn't be able to pick out a day student from a boarder, they are all students, some of them just sleep at home.
Day students start their day around 8:00 a.m. when they join their classmates for breakfast. From that point on day students have the same schedule and responsibilities as our boarding students. Come the end of the academic day when our boarding students head back to their dorms to change for their athletic obligations, day students have two options. They can either leave campus and head home or stay on campus to compete in competitions with their teammates. Most our students not only stay through athletics but for dinner and study hall which runs until 9:00 p.m. For our students who stay from abut 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., rooms are available in both male and female dorms for them to utilize. All day students are also given lockers in the Gow Center to store their belongings.
Day students join us for Saturday classes and have the option to attend weekend trips, or stay on campus to hang out with their friends. Student leaders are shaped outside the classroom, day students are given the same opportunities for being student leaders except for leadership positions for dorms. Day students are even represented in Student Council with the election of a Day Student Representative.
From breakfast to study hall, day students are immersed in The Gow School culture. It is not uncommon that our day students eventually turn into boarding students and when they are ready, their friends are excited to welcome them into the dorms.