Gateway Celebrates 20 Years!

Gateway's 20th Anniversary

Gateway's 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact on Public Educataion

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 2019 - Gateway Founders Breakfast
    A gathering of the founding families, students and teachers at Gateway High after two decades of impact.
  • February 2019 - Conversations for Impact: Expert Teaching
    Gateway’s speaker series focused on how GPS develops and supports new and veteran classroom teachers, and their impact on student learning. More information coming soon!
  • March 2019 - 20th Anniversary Alumni Night
    A celebration with our Gateway High School alumni at The Plough and Stars.
  • April 2019 - Family Night Out with 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.    
  • April 2019 -  Conversations for Impact: 20 Years of Gateway’s Graduating Seniors
    Gateway’s speaker series moderated by Sharon Olken with guests from graduating classes 2002 to 2019. Stay tuned for more information!

Our 20 Year History

Gateway's 20 Year History


Contact us

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