Success Starts Here

Dear Prospective Parents,

Welcome and thank you for considering The Gateway School for your child!

Gateway is an independent school that develops bright children who learn differently into skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway accepts students ages 5 to 13. By providing a supportive and engaging learning experience, our program ultimately empowers each student to produce academic work reflective of his or her intellectual potential.

The typical Gateway student has struggled in traditional classroom settings and requires an approach to teaching that acknowledges the different ways in which he or she learns. Our students have language-based learning differences (dyslexia, expressive and receptive language delays, reading and writing disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and/or executive function disorder. In classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and specialists pay close attention to how each child learns and individualize instruction accordingly. Our integrated curriculum weaves together skills, strategies, and content. Instruction is direct, explicit, sequential, and multisensory as validated by research. As teachers guide students to identify their strengths and take pride in their accomplishments, Gateway students become confident self-advocates.

Our Admissions team welcomes your calls and inquiries. Finding the school that will meet your child’s needs can be an overwhelming process. Often, a conversation with an admissions administrator about a child’s learning profile can alleviate many concerns or help you navigate the process with greater ease. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 212-777-5966 x817 or To sign up for a small-group tour, complete a Request for Information or give us a call. We host tours throughout the fall and winter, and it is not necessary to file an application prior to touring.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warm regards,

Heather Ironside
Interim Director of Admissions
212-777-5966 x823