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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedCognitive Giftedness
Year Founded1998
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students58 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradeGATE Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,320
Tuition NotesTuition is for 193 days of instruction, staggered year-round, and includes aftercare from 3:15-5:00pm
Admissions DirectorSandy Jacklin

Extracurriculars

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

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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