Before And After Care

Gateway School’s Before and After Care program is currently on hold due to Santa Cruz County’s Shelter in Place order.  

  • Before School Care begins at 7:30am and is included in tuition. 
  • After School Care runs from 2:30pm–5:30pm. 
    • At 3:00pm, After School Care gathers at the picnic tables for role call and a healthy snack. 
    • At 3:30pm students are provided the options of an organized field activity outside as well as an indoor craft or project! 
    • Free play is always a given and homework help is offered whenever possible.
    • Staff provide students with another light snack at 5:00pm and After School Care ends promptly at 5:30pm.

In Before and After Care we provide enrichment through crafts, projects, specialty classes through our After School Enrichment Program that allows students to explore new subjects, oversee fun and engaging physical fitness activities through games and athletics, and we offer help with homework when necessary. We maintain a staff-to-student ratio that allows our staff to work with the students to promote socio-emotional growth, and actively facilitate conflict resolution. Our enthusiastic staff engages children to get them excited about being a part of the larger Gateway community; in our After School Care program students form lasting friendships and relax in a warm and family-like environment.

After School Enrichment Program

Gateway School’s After School Enrichment program is currently on hold due to Santa Cruz County’s Shelter in Place order. 

Gateway School’s After School Enrichment Program includes a variety of specialty classes that can complement After School Care (ASC) or be taken individually. The cost of each class includes child care coverage from the student’s dismissal time until the end of their class. Students remaining on campus after their class ends will be checked into ASC until a parent/guardian arrives for pick up. 


Gateway School’s Middle School Athletics program is currently on hold due to Santa Cruz County’s Shelter in Place order. 

The Middle School Athletics program is offered to students in 5th through 8th grades. In the past years, Gateway has offered all gender teams in Flag Football and Cross Country, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball, and Girls Volleyball and Boys Volleyball. Teams meet three or four times after school each week for practice and games. More information can be found at the Middle School Athletics page.

Gateway is a member of the Santa Cruz County Private Schools Association (SCCPSA). The league consists of fourteen private schools stretching from Santa Cruz to Watsonville. Games are played both at home and away.

Summer at Camp Gateway

Camp Gateway is back for a screen-free summer starting in July, 2021!

Join us on our nine-acre campus with spaces for toys and games, art, active play, makers spaces and making new friends as we follow the county’s newest orders that allows summer camps to operate with specific health guidelines.

Camp Gateway is open to rising 1st-6th graders and will run in 2 weeks sessions from 9:00am-3:00pm:

Camp Gateway Session #1: July 12-July 23
Camp Gateway Session #2: July 26-August 6
Camp Gateway Session #3: August 9-August 20

Registration will open on April 15, 2021.
Stay tuned for, more details to come!!!