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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 69 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,155
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Cognitive Giftedness
Year Founded
1998
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
69 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
GATE Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is for 193 days of instruction, staggered year-round, and includes aftercare from 3:15-5:00pm
Admissions Director
Nichole Bond
Admissions Associate
Renee Palace

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and music, Dance

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Track and Field

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.
Profile last updated: 08/12/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 69 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,155
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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