All About Enrollment

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Join Our Learning Community!

We’re thrilled that your family is interested in becoming part of our close-knit school community. Because Gateway is a public charter school, there is no tuition or any other fees associated with attending. 

Our enrollment, however, is based on a lottery system; applying is not a guarantee of admission, and we regularly have many more applicants than spots available each year. Most students apply either before beginning sixth grade (for Gateway Middle), or ninth grade (for Gateway High), but we also welcome a number of transfer students in all grades each year, space permitting. For more information about what it means to be a charter school, click here.

Hear from our students in their own words why Gateway Middle and Gateway High are such great places to learn, grow and thrive!

Enrollment Timeline and Key Dates

October 2023 - Gateway applications for the 2024-25 school year open. 
February 2024 - Application Deadline to be included in our first lottery.
March 2024 - Lottery for 2024-25 conducted and results made public to all applicants.
April 2024 - Final day to accept or decline lottery offers for the 2024-25 school year. 

Specific dates TBD; check this space for updates. Lotteries are held on a rolling basis if vacant spaces are available. Contact for more information. 

Connect With Gateway Middle

We're always excited to welcome our youngest students to campus and look forward to growth and learning during their exciting and important middle school years! We invite you to complete an enrollment interest form to ensure you get updates and the latest information about applying to and choosing Gateway Middle. 

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Connect with Gateway High

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Our Gateway High students bring incredibly diverse experiences, skillsets, perspectives and educational strengths into our classrooms. We're excited for prospective students to explore Gateway High as they consider their goals and dreams, the high school environment experience that is right for them, and their aspirations for college and beyond! We invite you to fill out an interest form to stay updated about enrollment events and deadlines throughout the year. 

Contact Our Enrollment Director

If you have questions about the enrollment process at Gateway, please contact Arlene Paige, Enrollment Director, at (415) 749-3600 or