Gateway turns 50!
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What do cherries, blueberries, pumpkin pie, and chocolate all have in common? They all need pollinators! That's one of the reasons why Gateway School's 5th grade students planted a California native pollinator-friendly garden in Life Lab - Gateway's one-third acre outdoor science learning lab.
"After such a turbulent past year, we are thrilled to welcome the Santa Cruz community back to our campus for a glorious, screen-free summer of fun at Camp Gateway."
Dr. Zachary Roberts, Head of School. 2 week sessions starting July 12 through August 20 from 9:00am-3:00pm.
Rachel Sattinger, a 4th-grade teacher at Gateway School writes:
Representation matters, and so I am committed to using diverse literature in my classroom.
Alumnae Anicia and Deirdre started their lifelong friendship when they met in Kindergarten 32 years ago. They are still friends today and have been a part of each other's lives over the years.
As part of its 50th celebration, Gateway School hosted the virtual Talking Heads Roundtable discussion on January 14, 2021.
As a teacher of over forty years, I felt I had “seen it all” but the educational challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic have caught all educational constituents off guard scrambling for the best ways to move forward.
“People eat different foods in different parts of the world. We might find it unusual that someone would eat a bat, and someone else might find it unusual that we would eat a cow,” said the teacher to the 4th grade students.
A moment. The Kindergarten students stood unevenly around the room, wearing one shoe. The other shoe had been sorted into one of three groups on the table. “How many sandals do we have?”, asked the teacher. “One” they cried out. “How many crocs do we have?” she asked. “Three,” they replied. “And how many sneakers
At Gateway School, we celebrate literacy from the first day of Kindergarten through the 8th grade graduation ceremony, by writing poems, letters, reports, and speeches, sharing read-alouds, and discussing readings in book groups.
At Gateway students consolidate all the knowledge and skills in the integration of arts and culture and in the development of underlying scholarship and academic skills.
At Gateway, we know reading can be intrinsically fun and rewarding, an essential behavior for imagination, connection, and communication, and a path towards learning and success across all academic areas.
Childhood is fleeting and precious, and the effects of this year will ripple through the decade to come in many ways. The best thing we can do is to keep the emotional and mental health of our children at the center of our collective work this year.
Upcoming Admissions Events
Gateway School Day ToursTuesday, November 2, 2021 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Gateway School Day ToursWednesday, November 3, 2021 9:00 am-2:00 pm