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Giving Tuesday

December 6, 2017

On Nov. 28, Gateway participated in #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving. We met our $50,000 matching gift incentive and raised over $160,000 total for our Annual Fund in one day! This is an extraordinary accomplishment for our community, and we extend our deepest thanks to all our #GivingTuesday donors.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

November 27, 2017

The annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day was a great success, with Middle School visitors in the building on Nov. 20 and Lower School visitors on Nov. 21. Guests accompanied their students in the classrooms, labs, gym, and Grandstand for a taste of the typical school day. The event also included a visit to the School Store, where brand new lion T-shirts in navy and gold and other items were available for purchase. A big thank you goes out to all the parent volunteers who helped run the School Store and greeted visitors during the event.

Sixth Grade Overnight Trip

November 6, 2017

Continuing the tradition of immersive outdoor experiences for our Middle School students, the 6th grade embarked on their first-ever overnight trip from November 2-3, at the Ashokan Center in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Ashokan is the oldest organization specializing in outdoor environmental education in the state. The students hiked through the woods, explored ponds and streams, and examined the native flora and fauna, applying the content and skills they learned in Science class, specifically the unit on watersheds. Taking advantage of their gorgeous surroundings and the break from city life, students also enjoyed group games, a ropes course, and s’mores around a campfire. See a photo gallery here.

Happy Halloween

November 1, 2017

On October 31, Gateway got into the Halloween spirit with festivities throughout the school. Younger students in the Lower School donned festive hats, enjoyed arts and crafts, and trick-or-treated their way through the hallways. Older students in the Lower School dressed up, partied, and played games in the Gym. The entire Middle School came together in Grandstand for their annual Halloween party, in which students were encouraged to wear costumes related to the curriculum. One group of students dressed as suffragettes to connect to their Humanities unit on women’s rights. The Parents Association generously provided food and drinks, and we are grateful for their perennial support. For more photos, visit this Facebook album.

Community Drive for Puerto Rico

October 3, 2017

The 8th grade is spearheading a community drive to collect much-needed items for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. From October 3-5, students are encouraged to bring in disposable diapers, batteries, Band-Aids/bandages, and/or gauze to donate. All items must be new, unopened, and not contain any liquids.

Update: We’ve tallied the donations—altogether, we collected 2,947 individual diapers, 8,668 Band-Aids, 647 batteries, and 87 packs of gauze. Thanks to everyone for helping with this community service effort!


    On Oct. 27, Lower School classes met a guinea pig, gerbil, rabbit, and more from Art Farm in the City.
  • On Oct. 17, students in grades 5-6 visited the Whitney Museum to see an exhibit of Alexander Calder's art.
  • Examining seeds in Lower School Science class
  • On Oct. 12, the 6th grade took a field trip to Pier 84 to learn about the Hudson River estuary.
  • Students enjoy a "sensory gym" on select days.
  • At Curriculum Night, parents hear a highly informative series of presentations on what students will be learning during the course of the year.
  • The Back to School Cocktail Reception on Sept. 28 brought together parents, faculty, staff, and trustees for an enjoyable evening at the outset of the school year.
  • Class 637 visited the Head of School's office as part of their exploration of the school.
  • Middle School students enjoy gym class at a regulation-size facility in nearby John Jay College.
  • The Directors of Lower School and Middle School held a New Parent Orientation on the first day of school.
  • Class 636 strikes a pose!
  • 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.
  • Jan. 31 was a Gateway Spirit Day in honor of the Middle School boys' basketball team. Go Lions!