We are a community of love and intention
The people that choose to be at Gateway — whether families bringing their children, or adults working as teachers and staff — share a common set of values and beliefs about what’s important in life, and how we want to raise and educate children. Individuals are encouraged to speak up, and we work to ensure that the voices of all populations are respected. We are bound together by a strong charter of social and emotional obligations; learn more about our Mission, Vision and Values.
We are rich with traditions and celebrations
From our monthly all-school assemblies to our annual all-school celebrations, Gateway families regularly have the opportunity to join with students, faculty and staff in celebrating and connecting.
These monthly assemblies are held in front of the Peace Trees on the blacktop. Our entire community is invited to attend, and celebrate student learning and our strong values and culture.
The first week in November, our entire community lovingly builds an ofrenda to memorialize loved ones who have passed away.
The Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break, Grandparents and other “grand-friends” are invited to spend time in the classrooms. Classroom teachers and specialists design an activity for the students to share with their loved ones.
The Thursday before Spring Break is a celebration of our school-wide science curriculum’s focus on the oceans.
One World One Earth Day
The second Friday in April, we celebrate the ties that bind our diverse community together, with ingredients for the One World Salad produced by the school’s Life Lab.
Spring Art Tour
Every Spring we hold our Annual Spring Art Tour. Tour our school adorned from floor-toceiling in student artwork. Enjoy refreshments, a short video and interactive art displays.
In music each year, students explore the process of music-making and the collaborative nature of the discipline. To share the results of this process, we will hold a spring concert. Throughout the year students will be preparing for the concert that will be held at the Rio Theatre in May.
Step Up and Graduation
Each eighth grade student delivers a speech to the audience, a rite of passage that highlights the graduates’ individual self-expression, confidence and knowledge of their own learning profiles..
Upcoming Parent Education Events
Parenting is often a joyous voyage of discovery in which unfathomable rewards are revealed as our children blossom with new levels of knowledge, skills, and character. As part of our partnership with our families Gateway School is pleased to present our Parent Education programming for the 2018-19 school year.
Friday, September 28, 8:30-9:30 am, An Introduction to Our K-5 Math Program with Allison Mazzola Fox, Bridges Trainer
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Positive Social Development In Children with Sheri Glucoft-Wong, LCSW
Wednesday, October 17, 8:30-9:30 am, Parent Coffee: Child Development in Grades K-2 with Hannah Wikse, Kris Broek & Classroom Teachers
Wednesday, October 24, 8:30-9:30 am, Parent Coffee: Child Development in Grades 3-5 with Hannah Wikse, Kris Broek & Classroom Teachers
Friday, November 2, 9:15-10:15 am (after First Friday), An Introduction to Our Middle School Advisory Program with Middle School faculty
Wednesday, January 9, 6:00-7:15 pm, Sex Ed for Parents in Grades K-4 with Jennifer Devine of Superstar Health Education
Wednesday, January 9, 7:30-9:00 pm, Sex Ed for Parents in Grades 5-8 with Jennifer Devine of Superstar Health Education
February 12, 6:30 pm, State of the School Presentation with Dr. Zachary Roberts and members of the Board of Trustees
March, 1, 9:15-10:15 am (after First Friday), Helping Children Communicate Respectfully and Effectively with the faculty members of the Social-Emotional Learning Committee
April, 12, 9:15-10:15 am (after First Friday), Support mental health and wellness with staff from the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Watch Parent Education Events
Gateway Families Association (GFA)
All Gateway parents and guardians belong to the Gateway Families Association (GFA), which builds community through school-wide events and serves as a means of communication for families with the administration and the Board of Trustees. The GFA is run by an planning committee, and holds monthly meetings open to all families. You can reach the GFA planning committee at GFA@gatewaysc.org.
Gateway parents are involved, active and inspired. From fundraising to field trips, the parent community makes a vital contribution to the life of the school. Volunteer opportunities range from working in the classroom and driving on field trips, to being a room parent or assisting with special event planning such as Grandfriends Day, Bike to School Day and Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Parents also choose to get involved by serving as Parent Ambassadors for tours and open houses, helping with our Auction Committee, and serving on the Board of Trustees and/or its various committees.