The adolescent years are a period of extraordinary personal development as children transition to young adulthood. Gateway Middle School is a close-knit community that is designed to support and challenge students to take risks and discover their passions. Students build independence and confidence through small classes, enriched elective offerings, seminar style discussions, and our advisory program. They serve as role models to our younger students through our “buddy” program and as student council leaders, and gain valuable leadership skills.
Brain development at this age is said to resemble the rapid development during toddler years. Adolescents still need the loving support of caring adults while they are asserting new levels of independence. Gateway Middle School’s small class size, experienced faculty, engaging curriculum and integrated technology program provide a safe environment that prepares young adolescents for the most rigorous high school curricula. Students rotate among classes in humanities, mathematics, science, Spanish and PE, as well as daily electives.
We appreciate that Gateway Middle School students can remain young longer by being a part of a K-8 school.
Gateway graduates are accepted at the most competitive regional private and public high schools and are known to be confident, self-directed, engaged students in high school and beyond.