Giving at Gateway
We are deeply grateful to the generations of families who have invested in Gateway School’s students throughout its history to create this thriving and vibrant educational experience for thousands of children. We invite you to join current families, alumni families, alumni, trustees, staff, and friends to express your generosity through this tradition of philanthropy.
Gateway students have a confidence that carries through their life. High school teachers say they are confident, are not intimidated by new challenges, and take charge of their learning. These are special characteristics that are cultivated at Gateway.
Fane O, Parent of 3 alumni
Giving At Gateway
As with all independent schools, Gateway relies on private donations as well as tuition to deliver our program. The full cost of a Gateway education is a combination of tuition and philanthropic support from the Gateway community. Fundraising allows Gateway to provide students with an exemplary educational experience. Specific examples of how these dollars are used include faculty professional development, program enhancements, and support for Flexible Tuition.
Every school day we achieve our mission by inspiring and engaging our students. From the application of neuroscience to the practice of mindfulness, our faculty fearlessly pursue a greater understanding of how the brain works and use this knowledge to design a curriculum that cultivates critical thinking, strong academic knowledge, and the equally important skills of resiliency, organization, reflection, and decision-making in each student. Our dedicated community’s support makes all of this possible.
The Gateway Opportunity Fund
The Gateway Opportunity Fund provides valuable unrestricted funds that support every aspect of the school. By making a tax-deductible donation to the Gateway Opportunity Fund, you make an immediate impact on our ability to deliver the highest quality education, enriched co-curriculum programs, small class sizes and outdoor learning, as well as to support the salaries of our dedicated and talented faculty and specialists.
Gateway Opportunity Fund Giving Levels
All donors who give $1,000 or more are considered leaders within Gateway School’s philanthropic community and are invited to a Donor Appreciation Party in the spring and a Leadership Reception in the fall (COVID restrictions-dependent). We value every gift and ask that each family give according to their means.
- Founders – $10,000 +
- Guardians – $5,000 – $9,999
- Patrons – $2,500 – $4,999
- Benefactors – $1,000 – $2,499
- Friends – $500 – $999
- Sponsors – $250 – $499
- Contributors – up to $249
Matching Gifts are a wonderful way to amplify your gifts. Many companies match donations given by their employees and retirees. Contact your company’s Human Resources Department for more information.
The individual learning focus and high academic level it generates, combined with the incredible compassion and creativity of the faculty makes Gateway an amazing school. I attribute most of my success in high school and college to the fact that I was given a strong foundation at Gateway.
Julia, Alumni, Class of 1997