Gateway Celebrates 20 Years!

Gateway's 20th Anniversary

Gateway's 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact on Public Education

In 1998, Gateway High was founded by seven parents who sat around a kitchen table with the dream of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of background, income, or learning style. This school year marks the 20th anniversary of that dream coming to fruition, and two decades of our commitment to giving every student a great public school education and making the dream of college real for all of our students. We are thrilled to share with our community the remarkable ways in which we have worked together to educate Gateway students, celebrate incredible teachers, and engage our neighbors and community in our work.    

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Join us in Celebrating our Impact!

Join us in celebrating two decades of unlocking incredible student potential and supporting the learning needs of every student for a college-bound future. We are decking the halls with 20th anniversary decor, showing off blast from the past photos on social media, and bringing our founders and alumni back to campus. This is a community-wide celebration for our students and teachers, Board of Trustees, donors and funders, and the partners who support our efforts, and we hope you’ll participate in our festivities!

20th Anniversary Community Celebrations

  • August 14, 2018 - Back to School Breakfast
    This event is for Gateway Middle and High teachers to kick-off the school year and 20th anniversary celebrations.
  • October 23, 2018 - Conversations for Impact: Beta Impact
    Gateway’s speaker series focused on the launch of Gateway Impact, an on- and offline platform to share resources and best practices with all Bay Area educators. Click here for more information.
  • November 13, 2018 - Gateway’s 2018 Matters of the Mind Luncheon 
    This year's luncheon will celebrate Gateway's 20 years of impact on public education and the incredible graduates now in today's workforce, students with big dreams after graduation, and the teachers who believe in them. This year's keynote speakers are the young people - now adults - who benefitted from Gateway's mission and model. Click here for more information.
  • January 29, 2019 - Conversations for Impact: 20 Years of Supporting Educators
    Teachers and administrators speak to the supportive and transformative design of Gateway’s educator professional development, new teacher training program, and recently launched Career Stages Model and salary increases. RSVP here. 
  • March 9, 2019 - The Great Gateway Gathering
    An evening of good friends, delicious food, and festive music as we bring together our school community to celebrate Gateway and raise essential funds to support our schools. This a Gateway community event for families from Gateway Middle and High Schools. This is a 21+ event. Ticket sales coming January 2019.
  • April 12, 2019 - 20th Anniversary Community Night at the Giants
    A night out for all Gateway families and students to celebrate community and our beloved home team! Tickets offered to families on a sliding scale basis to ensure every family can join the fun, regardless of means. Registration coming February 2019.
  • April 23, 2019 - Conversations for Impact: 20 Years of Gateway’s Graduating Seniors
    Alumni and current students share their experience at Gateway and how their teachers, support staff, and school culture prepared them for high school graduation and college. RSVP here. 

Our 20 Year History

Gateway's 20 Year History


Contact us

For more information about Gateway’s 20th anniversary celebrations, please contact Chanda Lockhart, Director of Development and Outreach, at