GATE Academy

GATE Academy
GATE Academy
Our mission is to cluster cognitively gifted students in small groups with their intellectual peers and provide them with an inquiry-based, accelerated, self-paced curriculum in a school environment that celebrates them for who they are.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Cognitive Giftedness
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 58 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade GATE Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,450
Tuition Notes Tuition is for 193 days of instruction, staggered year-round, and includes aftercare from 3:15-5:00pm
Admissions Director Sandy Jacklin


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Martial Arts, Indian Music, Arts and music, French and Japanese Martial Arts, Indian Music, Arts and music,
French and Japanese,

School Notes

  • GATE Academy is an inquiry-based school for deep, reflective thinkers-children who have a passion for knowing and understanding. Our students delight in exercising logic, spotting contradictions a mile away, and taking fantastic leaps of imagination that are as deep a need to them as sleeping and breathing. Because our students have been taught to take ownership over their education-from formatting questions and conducting research, to analyzing data and content, to being completely dialed into discussions and presentations-GATE is a school where students are wholly engaged. We are located on the beautiful St. Vincent campus in San Rafael.
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