Welcome From the Director of Enrollment
Dear Prospective Students and Families,
We are thrilled and honored that you have included Gateway Middle School in your search of San Francisco middle schools. As a small, college preparatory, charter middle school, we work with an extremely diverse group of students and prepare each one for success in high school and, eventually, college. Because of our small size, students are known well, challenged at their level, and encouraged to reach their potential. At Gateway, students discover their unique learning styles and strengths. They also work hard to improve their process of learning. Supported by an extraordinary team of educators, students at Gateway take rigorous, hands-on classes that are engaging and challenging.
San Francisco has many strong middle schools for you to consider. We hope that as you learn more about Gateway, you will decide that Gateway is a great fit for you. As you begin this enrollment process, we encourage you to reflect on the type of middle school experience you seek and, equally important, to think about your goals and dreams for the future. With these things in mind, you will be able to make a wise choice.
What makes Gateway Middle School special?
- A unique mission to serve a student body that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area
- Emphasis on preparing all students for college (All students will take Algebra 1 in 8th grade)
Intensive instruction and support in reading and math
Enriching co-curricular activities: advisory, visual and performing arts, physical and health education, Spanish and Heritage Spanish
Small class sizes (25 student per class)
Small grade sizes (100 students per grade)
Small school community (currently, 200 6th and 7th grade students; 300 students total when we reach full enrollment in 2013 and add an 8th grade)
Is Gateway Middle School right for you?
- Are you committed to your learning?
- Do you want to be successful?
- Do you want to be known well by your teachers and your school?
- Do you have high goals for yourself?
- Do you appreciate people who are different than you?
- Do you want to better understand how you learn and become a better learner?
- Do you want a great education?
We hope you answered yes to some of the questions above and if so, Gateway could be a great school for you. This is just a sample of what Gateway is all about and I invite you to learn more by exploring our website and reading our materials. I also encourage you to get to know us better by joining us at one of our enrollment events. Our teachers, administrators, parents, and students truly make Gateway one of a kind. I look forward to working with you in the months ahead.
Iris Smith, Director of Enrollment