The Gateway Academy

  • Realizing that students have individual learning styles and needs, Gateway provides a highly structured and individualized program in a success oriented environment where students learn and grow together.
  • Gateway Academy believes that a balance of strong academics, good research-based teaching, physical activity, and a collaborative counseling approach make our middle and high school program unique to the Houston Area.
  • The cornerstone to our program is our strong academic program.
  • We have taken a typical Middle and High School curriculum and transformed it to meet the needs of our student population.
  • Our goal is to give our students the skills to graduate from Gateway Academy with a diploma in hand, ready to tackle college or vocational endeavors.
  • Gateway teachers come to us ready to teach with an expertise of their field and a heart for our students.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Autism, Social Communication Disorder, Anxiety, Language delays, ADHD, Mood Disorders
Year Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students52 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The Gateway Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniforms-Athletic Attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$36,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,000
Admissions DirectorStephen Tiemann
Admissions AssociateMichelle Henderson


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Fit, Cycling, Martial Arts, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballCross Fit,
CyclingMartial Arts,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Graphic Design

School Notes

  • Gateway Academy is a private school where caring, trust, respect, and fine teaching take 6th-12th grade students to new levels of confidence, competence and opportunity. Our students typically have learning disorders such as Dyslexia, Language Delays, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities that impact some of the following areas: Time management skills, Organizational difficulties, Visual-spatial weaknesses, Abstract conceptual reasoning, Social situations and transitions
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The Gateway Academy has provided the emotional and educational support that has allowed my son to grow into the young man he is now. It is a remarkable school filled with remarkable teachers. I am forever grateful for the Gateway Academy! No better school in Houston for students with learning differences!
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