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We are a community of Love and Intention

The people that choose to be at Gateway — whether families bringing their children or adults working as teachers and administrators — share a common set of values and beliefs about what’s important in life and how we want to raise and educate children.

School Traditions

Ofrenda
Every year Elementary School students build an Ofrenda to celebrate their loved ones.

Ocean Day
1st graders built a model of Tidepool Zones

Grandfriends Day
Grandfriends get a glimpse into the classroom and share a meal with their student.

Step Up and Graduation
The year ends with a Step Up Ceremony and 8th Graduation that includes a speech by each graduate.

Friendship Lunches
On this special day friends are treated to a lunch made especially for them by a classmate.

First Friday Assemblies
Students, teachers, and parents gather every month to enjoy music and special presentations made by each class.


Gateway Stories

Music and Laughter

Music and Laughter

Walking around Gateway School’s campus you can hear music and laughter pouring out of the Music room. You can catch strains of songs played on our Zimbabwean-style Marimbas, which were hand-built especially for Gateway in Oregon last year.

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Neighborhood Nectar Corridor

Neighborhood Nectar Corridor

What do cherries, blueberries, pumpkin pie, and chocolate all have in common? They all need pollinators! That’s one of the reasons why Gateway School’s 5th grade students planted a California native pollinator-friendly garden in Life Lab.

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The Gateway Difference: Whole Child Approach  |  Gateway Families Association