Success Starts Here

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 Oct. 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. The donated items will be given to the New York City Fire Department, who will then send it on to Puerto Rico.

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!

Soccer Victory in Season Opener

September 27, 2017

The Gateway Lions won their season opener in exciting fashion against Brooklyn Heights Montessori, 3 to 2. After BHMS took an early 1-0 lead in the opening minutes, Gateway scored a goal off a rebound to tie the game at 1-1. In the second half, BHMS came out strong and scored within the first five minutes to lead 2-1. But the Lions’ defense remained resilient, fending off several more scoring attempts to stay within striking distance. With just five minutes left, Gateway scored again with an unassisted goal from about 30 yards away, to tie it at 2-2. The eventual game winner occurred with a beautiful pass and a successful shot with only one minute left. The Lions closed with a strong defense to preserve the victory. Go Lions!

Middle School Teamwork Adventure

September 20, 2017

The third annual Teamwork Adventure took place on September 15 at Club Getaway, an all-inclusive adventure camp overlooking the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut. All students in grades 5-8 participated in this full-day, outdoor retreat, which emphasized respect, communication, and leadership and established a strong sense of community at the start of a new school year. Students enjoyed climbing walls, icebreaker activities, ziplining, and large group games under sunny skies and fresh air. Visit our Facebook photo gallery to learn more.

PA Lower School Picnic

September 7, 2017

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Lower School families who joined us for the Annual Lower School Welcome Back Picnic on Sept. 6, hosted by the Gateway Parents Association. Students, siblings, parents, and caregivers gathered and enjoyed each other’s company at various locations throughout the school. The PA provided lunch and families brought picnic blankets and games. It was a great way to kick off the new year and get to know fellow classmates and their families. Thank you to the PA for hosting such a well-attended and successful event.

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.


    On Oct. 12, the 6th grade took a field trip to Pier 84 to learn about the Hudson River estuary.
  • 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!
  • On June 8, students performed and showcased their artwork at the Middle School Arts Festival.
  • 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!
  • On Nov. 11, a group of architects from Sweden toured the school's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver facility.
  • On Oct. 20, the Art Farm brought live frogs, a salamander, and a turtle as part of Lower School Science class.