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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $49,000
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Autism, Social Communication Disorder, Anxiety, Language delays, ADHD, Mood Disorders
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
74 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Gateway Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
School uniforms-Athletic Attire

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Bonnie Jones
Admissions Associate
Michelle Henderson



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

School Notes

  • Gateway Academy is a unique school in Houston, Texas that serves 6th grade - young adult students with academic and social challenges. We opened our doors in 2006, committed to teaching traditional academics, while also meeting the social and emotional needs of our students with learning and social differences. Over the last seventeen years, our work has been to create a safe space that provides students with the opportunities for academic achievement, learning self-awareness, and practicing self-advocacy as they become employable and ready for the next step in their lives.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Gateway Academy cost?
The Gateway Academy's tuition is approximately $49,000 for private students and $2,000 for summer students.
Does The Gateway Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, The Gateway Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Gateway Academy offer?
The Gateway Academy offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Fit, Cycling, Martial Arts, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting.
When is the application deadline for The Gateway Academy?
The application deadline for The Gateway Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
Gateway Academy is an exceptional school catering to neurodiverse students from 6th to 12th grade. Their inclusive approach, tailored curriculum, and caring staff create a supportive learning environment. Embracing neurodiversity, the school fosters individual strengths and adapts teaching methods to suit various learning styles. With a focus on social skills and emotional growth, students receive both academic and personal guidance. Open communication with parents and a range of extracurricular activities further enrich the experience. Gateway Academy truly shines in its commitment to providing an inclusive and nurturing education for neurodiverse students.
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Gateway Academy is an organization dedicated to helping neurodiverse students recognize their self-worth and plan for their future. Learners are empowered to achieve their goals and become confident, successful individuals. Through personalized support, partnerships with families, and a focus on individual strengths and interests, Gateway helps students identify their unique talents and capitalize on them to make a plan for their future.
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Gateway Academy is my home. Our group of faculty & staff respects, cares, and listens as we work to determine the best path for each child as they enter young adulthood. Students come for academics and support but they leave with social awareness, self-understanding, employment experience, true friendships, and a voice.
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Gateway Academy is a school like no other! Staff are passionate about teaching neurodiverse learners, and strive to give each student an immersive educational experience. Their internship programs give real-life experiences, as well as a focus on planning for their next steps in life. Each student is ready to be a member of their community when they leave.
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I love working at The Gateway Academy! As a staff member, it is incredibly rewarding to be able to teach and engage with our amazing group of students and parents. My fellow teachers are very passionate about their areas of expertise and the administration is highly dedicated to providing staff with ongoing training and development opportunities. It is so wonderful to be a part of a team that puts the needs of the students first! I am so proud to be a part of the Gateway community!
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $49,000
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $16,213 for elementary schools and $18,370 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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