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K-8|Private
240 students
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School leader:  Dr. Zachary Roberts
126 Eucalyptus Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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(831) 423-0341
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"Gateway School is Santa Cruz's premier K-8 Progressive independent school."

BASIC INFORMATION

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

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Science...
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Graphics...
  • World languages
    French, Spanish
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Submitted by a parent · March 25, 2016
Our family's experience at Gateway has been nothing short of amazing and has far exceeded our expectations. It is a true learning community and the extraordinary faculty, staff, parents and students together create a rich, vibrant educational... more

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · March 25, 2016
"A dynamic and intellectually challenging educational experience rooted in Progressive philosophy and reflective of evolving research." The school's Vision is demonstrated every day by the school's phenomenal faculty. The school and its... more

Amount of homework: Agree
Submitted by a parent · March 25, 2016
Please go online or to the library and research how children learn best. Massive amounts of homework and testing are outdated, counter-productive methodologies. Research has proven that NO ONE learns well under stress.

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · March 25, 2016
The school's mission says so much: "To inspire children to lead lives of purpose and compassion through scholarship and citizenship." Gateway has also implemented the brilliant RULER approach developed by the Yale Center for Emotional... more

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About this school

Founded in 1970 and located on 2.5 acres perched above the Monterey Bay, Gateway School is Santa Cruz's premier academically-challenging Progressive K-8 school with the mission to inspire children to lead lives of purpose and compassion through scholarship and citizenship. Gateway has long been a leader in innovative learning techniques – it was the first school in Santa Cruz to establish a Life Lab, the first to build a Maker’s Space, and the first to institute a mindfulness program.

February 29, 2016

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Last modified: July 14, 2016
Last modified Gateway School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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