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K-8|Private
56 students
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School leader:  Victoria Talkington
1 St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

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(415) 491-4700
(415) 491-0471
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"GATE Academy is a K-8 school for academically gifted and motivated students. "

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Visual arts...
  • Arts
    Graphics, Video and film production...
  • World languages
    Arabic, Chinese - Mandarin, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew...
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Submitted by a parent · November 30, 2016
The review from 2010 is still accurate. The school certainly can be an adequate fit for a certain type of gifted child but this is by no means assured and energy is expended/wasted on covering up the shortcomings. Pros: Class groups are small... more

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Submitted by a parent · January 14, 2015
We love this school and it has been a phenomenal fit for both my children. Our teachers have been amazing and the cirrculum is very comprehensive and well thought out. We left another highly regarded private school to come here and we can truly... more

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Submitted by a parent · January 02, 2011
Dunham Academy has been an absolute haven for my son. A place where he has been able to learn and grow and bloom. A place where teachers and the parent community understand that academically gifted children learn differently and develop... more

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Submitted by a parent · December 11, 2010
If your child is intensely curious and strongly individualistic, and tests in the gifted range on standardized IQ tests, this is the only school in the Bay Area for her/him! The school walks its talk about individualized education, and... more

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About this school

Our mission: To cluster cognitively gifted students in small groups with intellectual peers and provide them with an inquiry-based, accelerated, self-paced curriculum. Our students delight in exercising logic, spotting contradictions, and taking leaps of imagination. They are taught to take ownership over their education from formatting questions and conducting research, to analyzing data and creating content, to directing discussions and designing presentations.

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Last modified: November 30, 2016
Last modified Gate Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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