The Experience

a gateway experience

Building a Positive and Healthy School Culture

Gateway students have the opportunity to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, leadership skills, and strong personal connections with their community all while exploring areas of personal interest.

gateway middle school students in hallways
Through their involvement in student activities at Gateway, students develop self-esteem, learn about their passions, and become part of a community.

Student activities at Gateway, which include Student Council, advisory clubs, athletics, and after school programs, are specifically designed to build community within our diverse school community, support students to be responsible leaders, and foster a positive and healthy school culture.

Expectations and Community Values

Four core values – Community, Respect, Responsibility, and Excellence – are at the heart of Gateway’s community and represent the cornerstones of the school’s Code of Conduct.  Students examine and discuss the core values daily and it is expected that all students will try to live by these values.


  • We lend a hand when someone needs help.
  • We are good role models and stand up for what is right.
  • We take action to improve the community.
  • We cooperate to get along with others and solve problems peacefully.


  • We appreciate differences and accept others for who they are.
  • We keep our school grounds and supplies in good order.
  • We take care when using other people’s things.
  • We respond respectfully to all adults.


  • We are honest and do the right thing.
  • We work before play.
  • We take responsibility for our actions.
  • We come to school each day on time and bring the necessary supplies to each class.


  • We challenge ourselves to do our best.
  • We keep trying when something is hard.
  • We ask for help when we need it.
  • We recognize personal strengths.
  • We set goals and work toward them.
  • We complete all assignments on time and to the best of our ability.
  • We take advantage of opportunities to grow and improve.