Welcome to The Gateway Schools! We appreciate your interest in our Schools and hope you find the following information helpful and meaningful. We are eager to meet prospective students and their families. We look forward to sharing our philosophy, focus and approaches with you and hearing about your families' educational goals for your child.
Admission to The Gateway Schools is a thorough and careful process. Gateway has a rolling admissions process which begins each September and continues until classes are filled for the following academic year.
At The Gateway Schools, we seek students with uneven learning profiles who have average or higher cognitive potential. Such students may have language-based learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, or attentional difficulties but do not have primarily behavioral or emotional disabilities.
Visiting The Schools
The best way to learn about The Gateway Schools is to experience them.
Contact our Admissions Office for information about Gateway or to inquire about a tour.
Open houses are held during the mornings of Fall and Winter months specifically for perspective parents. Families are encouraged to contact The Admissions Office beginning each mid-September to arrange attendance at an open house.
Open houses are opportunities to see The Gateway Schools on a functional school day. Parents tour the Schools, meet students and staff members, view unique features of the educational programs, and hear presentations about our educational community. Parents are strongly encouraged to ask any questions they have about the Schools during the open house. We believe that an active dialogue between the Schools' personnel and parents is the best way for families to gain a fuller understanding of the Schools. Application packets are available at open houses upon request.
The Admissions Packet
Upon request, an admissions packet will be mailed to all families with children for whom The Gateway Schools may be appropriate.
Parents are encouraged to submit both the Application Form and the report from a recent neuro-psychological or psycho-educational evaluation as soon as possible. This creates an applicant file for the child and allows the admissions committee to begin the review process.
A completed Application Packet consists of the following:
The Application Form
A report from a neuro-psychological or psycho-educational evaluation, completed within 1 year from the date of application for children under 7 years of age, or within 18 months for children older than 7 years of age
The most recent reports from professionals working with the child, if applicable
The most recent school reports for the child
The most recent IEP for the child, if applicable
A non-refundable application fee
If the admissions committee finds it appropriate, a screening will be scheduled for potential students.
Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to offer a screening to all applicants. Screenings are offered when a significant amount of information from the Application Packet indicates that the Schools could offer the best educational environment for a child, and even then only if there is an opening in an appropriate class for the applicant. During a screening, the applicant has the opportunity to see the appropriate school, meet students, and work with several faculty members. On the same day as the screening, a conference will be held with the family and feedback will be given concerning Gateway's impressions. Admissions decisions are typically made within 4 weeks after the screening. There is an additional fee for screenings.
Financial Aid is available to students at both Schools in the form of payment plans, loans, and scholarship awards. Payment plans and loans are administered by Key Bank, and the forms to apply for these services are included with enrollment contracts. Scholarships are needs based and are awarded on a case-by-case basis until funds are exhausted for the year. Families interested in applying for scholarships are required to submit information to Private School Aid Service (PSAS), which assists the Schools in determining scholarship amounts. Information about PSAS is provided by request to the families of accepted students.
Contacting The Admissions Office
Thank you, again, for your interest in The Gateway Schools. We look forward to working with you throughout the application process and are available to assist you in any way possible. If you are interested in requesting an application or in reserving a spot for a visiting day, please complete the Request for Information form or contact the admission's office at (212)777-5966.
The Gateway School of New York and The Gateway Middle School admit students of any race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or citizenship status to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to made available to students at this school. In addition, The Gateway School of New York and The Gateway Middle School do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation or citizenship status in any programs or activities.