GATE Academy

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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 42 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,450
Tuition Notes Tuition is for193 days of instruction, staggered year-round, and includes aftercare from 3:15-5:00pm

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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