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Starting Gate School

Private | K-12 | 58 students

We are known for being Vallejo's only private, non-profit, non-religious school.
 
 

 

Living in Vallejo

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $96,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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5 stars

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Posted April 30, 2014

My Daughter Attends this School. She has advanced So Much. I love the teacher student ratio and the way they keep the parents involved with any and everything happening throughout the school. Wonderful School, Great Staff and Awesome Teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Great staff, experienced teachers and concern for student's mastery of subjects. I am the parent two former students.
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 50% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UC Davis
Sonoma State University
Solano Community College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
Special education coordinator
Security personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Dance teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Italian
Spanish
Tagalog
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best in Solano County (2012)
  • Best in Solano County (2011)
  • Best of Vallejo (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. J.H. Reinold
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Visit our campus for a tour.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Performing arts
  • Social justice
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Pre-law

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
100
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
100

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$0 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UC Davis
Sonoma State University
Solano Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 50%
4 year college - 50%
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579 Couch Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
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Phone: (707) 643-4283

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