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Have a Wonderful Summer

June 30, 2017

From all of us at Gateway, we wish everyone a happy, safe, and enjoyable summer, whether you’re staying local or traveling afar. It’s been a wonderful 2016-17 school year, and we look forward to continuing our work in the fall with the new and returning students.

Field Day

June 22, 2017

On June 15, Gateway students and staff participated in the 9th annual Field Day. The event took place in Riverside Park with gorgeous views of the Hudson River and sunny weather. Students split into teams of navy, cyan, green, and yellow shirts, and they rotated among five stations that included relay races, ring tossing, potato sack races, bucket stacking, and hula hoops. In addition, plenty of watermelon was on hand for a refreshing snack.

Click here to see a photo gallery on Facebook. Also, watch a time-lapse video of the bucket stacking challenge.

Lower School Moving Up Ceremony

June 21, 2017

On June 14, the Lower School recognized 20 students who will be moving on to middle school next year, whether at Gateway or beyond. Each student made remarks in front of friends and families, and received a certificate for successfully fulfilling the academic requirements of the Lower School. The Moving Up Ceremony was followed by class parties in each of the classrooms. We will miss seeing you in the halls of the Lower School, but we look forward to you joining the 5th grade in the fall!

Eighth Grade Trip

June 8, 2017

From May 31 to June 2, members of the 8th grade participated in an annual trip to Frost Valley camp in upstate New York. During the trip, students applied the content and skills learned in Science and took part in various challenges and outdoor adventures, such as canoeing, hiking, swings, and zip lines. They also reflected on the personal and academic growth they have experienced while at Gateway. This trip was designed to emphasize reflection, communication, and leadership in order to provide a meaningful, culminating experience for students graduating from the Middle School. Click here to see a photo gallery on Facebook.

Science Fair

May 16, 2017

On May 12, the oldest students in the Lower School held a Science Fair in Grandstand for an audience of parents and fellow students. Earlier in the semester, each student chose a research question to investigate using the scientific method. Examples included “Do humans or dogs have more bacteria in their saliva?”, “Does soda clean pennies?”, and “Do certain colors of M&Ms melt faster than others?” At the Science Fair, students presented their hypothesis, materials, procedure, results, and conclusion, and answered questions from guests. Job well done to our cadre of budding young scientists.


    On June 8, students performed and showcased their artwork at the Middle School Arts Festival.
  • In May, the Cassatt Quartet performed at Gateway. The acclaimed ensemble has toured internationally and includes a parent of a recent Gateway alumnus.
  • On April 28, the youngest classes in the Lower School peformed dances for parents and relatives and showcased their work in Art.
  • The Annual Gala is the school's biggest fundraising event of the year. It took place on April 20, 2017 at Tribeca 360 and featured a festive Western theme.
  • The 8th grade poses at Lincoln Center on their way back from watching the film "Hidden Figures," as part of their unit on women's rights and civil rights.
  • Jan. 31 was a Gateway Spirit Day in honor of the Middle School boys' basketball team. Go Lions!
  • The 5th grade helped serve meals at Iris House, a community service organization based in Harlem, the week before Thanksgiving.
  • On Nov. 11, a group of architects from Sweden toured the school's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver facility.
  • On Nov. 2, new and returning parents gathered for the annual Parents Community Dinner, held at Irvington Restaurant near Union Square.
  • On Oct. 20, the Art Farm brought live frogs, a salamander, and a turtle as part of Lower School Science class.
  • In October, the 6th grade observed plant and animal life and gathered water quality data on the Hudson River.
  • At Curriculum Night, parents hear an overview of what their children will be learning during the course of the academic year.
  • In September, the 7th grade visited Philipsburg Manor, a historic farm, mill, and trading site in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
  • Gateway staff greet students and parents on the first day of school.