Gateway School

126 Eucalyptus Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-0950
Tel: (831)423-0341
Grades: K-8 | 260 students
Gateway is a CAIS-accredited independent school with enriched and challenging curriculum taught by exceptional faculty in small classes.
Visual and theatre arts, music, Spanish, life lab science, PE, and technology are taught by experienced specialists on our beautiful bayside campus.
Founded in 1970.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 260 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Gateway School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,240
Tuition Notes Financial aid program is available for families that qualify.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Admissions Director Colleen Sullivan
Admissions Associate Katy Leedom


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Computer Game Design & Programming, Flute & Piano, Foreign Language, Jr. Engineering, Lego Robotics, Math Club, Student Council, Tai Chi, Yearbook Chess, Flute & Piano, Lego Robotics, Math Club, Tai Chi, Yearbook, Computer Game Design & Programming,
Foreign Language,
Jr. Engineering,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Our challenging academic program integrates core subjects with visual and theatre arts, music, life lab science, Spanish, PE, and technology.
  • Inquiry-based teaching methods encourage students to research, reason, solve problems, and communicate.
  • Gateway's teachers, students, and parents work together as part of a collaborative learning community.
  • Our K-8 campus includes a challenging Middle School program with specialty teachers and diverse electives.

Profile last updated: 06/30/2015

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