This school has more going on behind the scenes that one would think. It did start out as an excellent program. Due to the overall goal if the Turkish company that owns it, it had no where to go but down. There are issues with high turnover...teachers and staff. Our son was in the fourth grade and he dealt with another child bringing drugs to school. Not to mention the LICE issue we had every year. As I was told by my children it was the Turkish teachers who brought it in. At first they let us know about the out breaks, I made surely children were protected. As time went on they began to conceal this issue and not tell parents. I heard if parents and staff being paid off to keep many issues at this school quiet. W decided it was time to go, when our eldest son would attend the middle school. Where present were mostly Turkish teachers. In all black with only eyes showing and could speak little English. I don't have faith that my child could learn this way, if he could not understand what they were saying. So much CORRUPTION going on at these schools....
This school started out with high hopes. Since its inception we have seen a huge turnover of teachers, principals etc. Bullying,drug issues etc. Parents are the last to know about most things unless they want to collect money for something. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Many issues ongoing at Middle and High School also.
I have two children attending GSA and they both love it. As a parent, this school goes above and beyond my expectations. The city left us no choice with their current academic situation. We attended St.James for two years and very unhappy with the administrative staff and the teaching staff, especially in kindergarten. The community GSA promotes is second to none. My children are excelling at an enormous pace. All the teachers know my children's names. They encourage sports with their athletic department and have free clubs for after school that are free. The staff is unbelievable and utilize excellent strategies for teaching. These teachers truly care for their students. My kids visit their old teachers and give hugs to them after school. I have not one complaint....thank you GSA for providing to my children what every child deserves and that the City of St. Louis cannot seem to provide.
Consider other schools although best for the area. 3rd principle in 3years...no one on one...3rd grade teachers have HORRIBLE attitudes and personalities. Nothing good to say
We joined this school in its first year my child was a student at this school when it was Epiphany and we were going to transfer to St Raphial . After attending a meeting that they had before the school opened we saw what there mission and the curriculum was my child's grades have dramatically improved test scores have come up . I am very impressed with the amount of money that is spent to see that the students have top quality on every thing they need are use if i had any more kids in school this is were they would be I had ask a teacher that I know who was a principle at another school and she said the only thing bad that she had to say is they would not hire her because her education was not up to there standards . they are sponsored by Linden Wood University and they have professors on sight on a regular basis to make sure they are teaching up to the standards that are set
The school is K-10 now in 3 locations. Gateway Science Academy Elementary 6576 Smiley Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63139 Tel: 314-932-7513 Fax: 314-932-7514 firstname.lastname@example.org Gateway Science Academy Middle&High 5049 Fyler Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63139 Tel: 314-261-4361 Fax: 314-261-4364 Gateway Science Academy South 6651 Gravois Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63116 Tel: 314-669-9000 Fax: 314-66-999-44 email@example.com
We LOVE GSA! This is our second year there and we could not be happier with the school and all the quality of the teachers. We love that the school has a full science, PE, computer, music and art program. Our first and second grade teachers have been outstanding. The school community was very welcoming to our family.
This is a great school i recently moved to the city and STLP schools just would not do. I found this school on the web and my first grader loves it. They have a lot of extra activities. Oh and the After School Care is wonderful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this school
I am a parent of 3 older students at GSA and they absolutely love going to school now. When they have breaks they can't wait to go back. The teachers are excellent and the curriculum is chanllenging. They like learning more now than ever. The school also has a good discipline program and does not allow students to attend that are a problem. They work to fix the problem and if the parents and student do not cooperate, then the student is dismissed. Another great thing about the school is that it is a neighborhood school so the parents are involved. When the parents are involved it sure makes a difference. I can't say enough great things about this school. We are truely lucky to have it.
very impressed! this was our first year NOT homeschooling and the kids LOVE it! They can't wait to go to school each morning. Teachers are awesome!
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