We are moving!

We are delighted to announce that Gateway School will be moving to the Natural Bridges campus during the 2018-19 school year. Located just a mile away from our current location on the west side of Santa Cruz, the Natural Bridges campus represents an opportunity to locate our exceptional K-8 program on a property which was built and operated as a school.

Our new home will have considerably more classroom space, extensive recreational fields, communal areas for collaboration, a covered outdoor eating area, and a gym where our community can come together. There is ample space to create and grow a new Life Lab, expand the Discovery Center, and develop the campus to support our unique educational programs.

Natural Bridges is owned and maintained by Santa Cruz City Schools and they are helping to prepare the campus for our move. The improvements underway by City Schools include improving the parking lot, installing a new roof, improvements to the gym, new paint, replacing carpet, windows, lighting and other general repairs.

In the weeks and months ahead we will share more information about our exciting move on this page. Our whole community is excited and involved in planning for our school’s future.  For prospective Gateway families we invite you to find out more from our Director of Admissions, Kate Hohn at kate.hohn@gatewaysc.org. For current Gateway families please contact board chair Paula Grainger at lemonbalmonline@mac.com if you have any questions.

Conceptual rendering of the walkway to the front entrance of the new campus.
Conceptual rendering of the aerial view of new campus and playground.
    • December 14 email to Gateway families announcing the move.
    • January 18 email to Gateway families announcing agreement with City Schools had been approved.
    • March 7 email to Gateway families with updates on planning process.
    • April 11 email to Gateway families with updates on construction progress.
    • July 12 email to Gateway families with updates on the timing of the move.
    • August 23 email to Gateway families with updates on construction progress.
    • October 3 email to Gateway families with updates on site improvements.