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Gaitway High School

Gaitway High School

Gaitway High School is the first of its kind in the country! This school operates in a nontraditional setting where students with emotional and educational needs are integrated into the daily workings of a nationally recognized therapeutic riding center. Students receive a comprehensive educational program with a full complement of academic courses and vocational education. They also benefit from the support of low teacher-to-student ratios, emotional wellness initiatives and an experiential learning curriculum. Gaitway School is a collaborative effort of Fieldstone Farm TRC and the ESC of the Western Reserve.
Gaitway High School exists for high school students who thrive best in a non-traditional environment with support from caring, experienced professionals. Gaitway High School offers connection to the natural environment, the opportunity to experience a relationship with horses and the setting to allow experimental application of classroom theory. Gaitway High School is devoted to each student's personal success.
Current Program Strengths: 
Student  improvement in the areas of academics, social skills, and emotional wellness,
Increased student attendance over previous school history,
Increased G.P.A's,
High student connectedness to Gaitway High School,
Development of healthy relationships among peers and with staff,
Supportive, and interested community, and 
Strong staff investment in student outcomes.

Contact Information

Anthony Forfia,
Program Administrator
Phone Number: 440-708-0013 ext. 152
Donna Zoldak-Cook
Director of Special Programs & Accountability
Phone Number: 440-477-5309 


Gaitway High School is located in Chagrin Falls.

Program Documents

Our current newsletter
Our most recent Gaitway Gazette
The Gaitway Gazette is the monthly newsletter for the Gaitway High School program at Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center.
The Gaitway Gazette is the monthly newsletter for the Gaitway High School program
Parents/Guardians must complete this packet of forms before the 2020-2021 school year begins.
Application for Districts to complete