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Unlocking Potential in All Learners

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In 1998, six parents dreamed of creating a gateway to college for all students regardless of race, income, or learning style. That dream led to the founding of Gateway High School, a college preparatory, public charter school in San Francisco. We expanded our model with the addition of a middle school in 2011. Today the vision of a "gateway to college" is a reality: 96% of our graduates go on to college, double the statewide rate.

All Gateway, we celebrate and support the learning styles of all students. We offer a rigorous academic program in a nurturing environment, identifying and supporting the individual talents, strengths, and needs of each student.

Our Students

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  • Our students come from 45 different elementary schools across the city
  • 75% Students of color
  • 40% First-generation college-bound
  • 25% Diagnosed Learning Difference
  • 52% Free or Reduced Lunch
  • 96% College Bound

Our Core Values

  • Provide a high quality, college-ready public education to every student.
  • Change the demographics of the college-bound population in San Francisco.
  • Demonstrate that public education works for diverse learners.
  • Share our continuous learning and be a catalyst for change in the public sphere.
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