Announcement from Iris Smith, Director of Enrollment at Gateway Middle School:

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new small, public middle school option for San Francisco students.  Gateway Middle School will open August 2011, and we are currently accepting applications for its inaugural 6th grade class of 100 students.

Gateway Middle School will offer a rigorous educational program to a small number of students. At full capacity it will serve 300 students, grades 6 – 8.  Continuing the mission of Gateway High School, Gateway Middle School will offer an emphasis on core academic skills, a commitment to identifying and supporting students’ unique learning styles and needs, a diverse learning community, and a commitment to preparing all students for competitive high schools and colleges.

Students who are interested in applying to Gateway Middle School can find the application on our website  The deadline is February 18, 2011. Also on the website there is a brief summary of Enrollment FAQ’s to answer many questions about the enrollment process, including the enrollment calendar, application instructions, and a list of information nights and day-time school tours.

We are reaching out to all San Francisco schools and families to inform them of this option for middle school next year.  Attached, you’ll find:

* Info packets for families in English, Spanish and Chinese: We would appreciate your sharing these with your community.

GMS_Info_Packet_English (pdf)
GMS_Info_Packet_Spanish (pdf)
GMS_Info_Packet_Chinese (pdf)

* Admissions Request Form: Please use it to let us know how we can outreach to your families!

Microsoft Word – Admissions Request FormV3 (doc)

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Gateway Middle School, the enrollment process, or to schedule an informational presentation about Gateway with families.  I can be reached at 415-749-3488 or

I look forward to working with you!

Iris Smith
Director of Enrollment

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