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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
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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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11 reviews

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Overall:
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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Submitted by a parent · July 30, 2010
DA is challenging, but *could* work for the (gifted) child not fitting into normal schools, and that you cannot homeschool (last resort). If your only goal is letting your child heal (traumatic ostracizing) and be among peers this might work for... more

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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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Gate Academy
1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA  94903
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. (415) 491-4700
Last modified Gate Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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