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The Gateway School Strategic Plan: The Gateway Difference

The Gateway School is a New York City school like no other. Our industry-recognized academic program, targeting language-based learning differences and ADHD, transforms the lives of students and their families by substantially improving academic and social-emotional trajectories and outcomes. Our distinct size and approach ensure we meet every one of our students where they are as learners and as humans. Gateway is more than a school for our students and families – it is a community of learners, educators, practitioners, and caregivers who all invest in the long-term, holistic success of our students.

Beginning in February of 2021, a group of Gateway faculty, staff, trustees, and parents worked with the firm Leadership + Design and engaged in a strategic planning process to chart the direction for the school and its community for the next five years. As we developed the plan, we considered the dynamic and resilient city where we reside and the education trends that play a significant role in the lives of our students, families, and faculty. It was important to consider these factors while preserving the elements of Gateway that will enable us to deliver our program at the highest level. At the same time, we also want to articulate, leverage, and amplify those qualities that make Gateway a transformational experience for our students and their families.

Our work is exciting, meaningful, and relevant, and it cannot happen without input from the entire community. This project reflects close to 18 months of work and represents our goals and vision for the next several years.

You can read the full Strategic Plan here, or explore individual sections using our sidebar.

Strategic Planning Committee

Steering Committee

Jim Wilson, Chair

Jennifer Cherney
Ellen Grayson
Laurie Gruhn
Dr. William Harrison
Heather Ironside
Dan Lascano
Julie Nguyen

Committee Members

John Banta
Elysa Blumenthal
Polly Brandmeyer
Katie Hart
Melissa Johnson
Vickie Karkazis
Greta Lincoln
Maureen Ryan
Jodi Schwartz
Jennifer Shap
Andrew Silvester
Judine Somerville
Sarah Weeks