Gateway Middle School offers a rigorous academic program that is complemented by enriching co-curricular activities and opportunities for after-school homework support. All academic courses are based on Common Core State Standards and emphasize the learning process, community, and integrity.
Gateway Middle School has a unique six period schedule, including 80-minute blocks every morning for Math and Humanities, a daily 30-minute advisory class, and 60-minute periods in the afternoons for Learning Seminar, Science and Co-Curricular classes (Art, PE and Spanish). The 80-blocks in the morning allow extended time for students who need help with a difficult concept and for those who are ready to delve deeper. Students also take classes in cohort groups, so they have the same teachers for Humanities and Learning Seminar and Math and Science; faculty members are thus able to know students well and help students to understand their unique learning styles and improve their process of learning.