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
Our Middle School is a close-knit community designed to support and challenge students. Small classes, seminar-style discussions, and a robust advisory program build confidence, resilience, and integrity. Students build broad and integrated skills through interdisciplinary projects and electives.
We meet students exactly where they are developmentally. The Middle School curriculum is matched to their knowledge, skills, and capacity for abstract thinking. Our graduates attend regional private and public high schools and are known for being confident, self-directed, engaged, and excited students.
Gateway has provided our daughters with a wonderful learning environment. It is with pleasure that I watch our ninth grader navigate high school. I know that she is well-prepared, not just academically but she is also confident, socially aware, unintimidated and knows herself as a learner.
Cory R, Parent
Our students build confidence and gain skills of communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration that prepare them for life in the modern world.
Where do they go from here?
Gateway graduates move on to a variety of High Schools in the area.
"Gateway students have a greater maturity and they take more responsibility for their part in the work. The students are more collegial with teachers, focusing on the partnership with the teacher which maximizes their learning. There is a clear difference in Gateway graduates from children who have been in the public school system." Michelle Poirier, Principal at Santa Cruz High School
"Gateway students do so well here -- they are well prepared, participate, write well and are interested in school." World Civilizations teacher at Santa Cruz High School
I think the biggest thing I’ve always cherished about Gateway was how everyone here only wanted me to succeed. I’ve become a good student because of the way Gateway recognized that everyone learns in a different way. Leah, Class of 2020 (excerpt from 8th grade graduation speech)