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

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(415) 491-4700
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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
  • Transportation
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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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Handles bullying effectively: Agree
Submitted by a parent · February 03, 2017
The adults are sometimes in a bit of denial about it, but they deal with it, although it's often quite well hidden.

Supports LD students: Neutral
Submitted by a parent · February 03, 2017
The school overall lacks a deep bench in terms of education and experience with pedagogy, social-emotional issues, psychology, etc. They mean well, though, which often makes up for this.

Effective school leaders: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · February 03, 2017
The approach to improvement, at times, seems trapped in amber. Parent feedback is subtly discouraged.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral
Submitted by a parent · February 03, 2017
Really depends on the teacher. In our experience the teacher was not as effective in encouraging questions during presentations and field trips.

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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: February 3, 2017
Last modified Gate Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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