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 (2022-23)

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

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.: 49%
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
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program is included in the year-round tuition
Admissions Director
Nichole Bond
Admissions Associate
Heather Holliday

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does GATE Academy cost?

GATE Academy's tuition is approximately $22,155 for private students.

Does GATE Academy offer a summer program?

Yes, GATE Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

When is the application deadline for GATE Academy?

The application deadline for GATE Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

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

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