Our Future-Focused Philosophy
Gateway School aims to develop our students into self-motivated learners with a strong sense of personal agency. Our program encourages children to challenge themselves, and to value intrinsic understanding over external rewards.
Our Vision of Children as Learners
Children are highly capable
Academic excellence requires a growth mindset
Relationships play an essential role in learning
Character is as important as academics
Our Philosophy as Educators
Good instruction is based on research
The is no single “best” way to teach
Challenge and support are two sides of the same coin
Assessment helps inform instruction
Our Engagement with the World Outside School
Curriculum is a reflection of our values
Environmental science is key for a healthy future
Social justice, equality, diversity, and fairness are key components of a healthy society
To inspire children to lead lives of purpose and compassion through scholarship and citizenship.
A dynamic and intellectually challenging educational experience rooted in Progressive philosophy and reflective of evolving research.
For students to discover their individual and collective potential to make positive change in the world.
Our Core Values
Clear and effective communication
Education for environmental sustainability
Courage to promote
a just society
50 Years Of Gateway
Gateway School was founded in 1970 by Hannelore Herbig whose mission was to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Over the past 50 years Gateway continues to motivate students to reach their maximum potential through small classes and dedicated teachers.
We encouraged thinking, creativity, and personal responsibility, as well as mastery of basic skills. The atmosphere of the School fostered respect for self, others and the environment. Hannelore Herbig, founder of Gateway School