Welcome and thank you for your interest in Gateway School.
Come and learn how Gateway School inspires curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking through innovative education for a fast-changing world. You’ll have the opportunity to see the health and safety protocols of our facilities while also learning more about our curriculum.
Remote Application Process
We’re here to guide you step-by-step through the remote application process. Contact Cindy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our admissions process.
- Access a digital version of our application. Kindergarten Application Packet or 1st – 8th Application Packet. Once you fill out the application and you can either send it via regular mail to Cindy Jones, Gateway School, 255 Swift Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or scan and email your completed application to Cindy at email@example.com.
- Once we receive your application, we’ll call you to schedule a virtual interview and assessment.
- After we have your application, evaluations from teachers at your current school, and we’ve completed a virtual visit, we’ll review your application.
Flexible Tuition Puts A Great Education Within Your Reach
At Gateway we continue to strive to make our educational experience accessible to all. This is why we are excited that for 2020-21, Gateway School will be implementing Flexible Tuition in place of an outdated “financial aid” model.
The purpose of our Flexible Tuition model is to help fulfill the Gateway School mission by increasing economic diversity in the school community. We believe that our school mission, vision and goal explicitly call for engaging in action that promotes equity and justice; that diversity provides a powerful basis for exploring multiple perspectives throughout our curriculum; and that a full cohort of students adds depth and value to the experience of all students and families in myriad ways.
Flexible Tuition Process
Flexible Tuition calculations are made by an independent organization, FAST (Financial Assistance for School Tuition). All Flexible Tuition applications and family data are completely confidential.
Flexible Tuition is based on the principle that a family’s financial commitment should be in equitable proportion to its financial resources. The same financial information is asked of all parents who wish to participate in the program. FAST (Financial Assistance for School Tuition) is used to determine each family’s contracted tuition for the coming school year.
Tuition determinations are made by a family’s entire financial profile, not solely income, and are assessed by the Gateway School Flexible Tuition Committee. All Flexible Tuition information and family data are completely confidential.
Admissions decisions are made separately from Flexible Tuition determinations. It’s not neccesary to apply for FAST until after you’ve been accepted.
For more information applying for Flexible Tuition see Gateway’s Flexible Tuition Packet for 2020-2021 or contact our Admissions and Enrollment, Cindy Jones at 423-0341 ext 302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about Gateway School. Contact our Admissions and Enrollment, Cindy Jones at 423-0341 ext 302 or email@example.com to request the information you need. We encourage you to learn more by booking a tour and visiting our school.