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    1050 Court Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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    Bell Partners, Inc.
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    101 Sunnyhills Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960
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    Avenue5 Residential, LLC
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    (415) 456-4522
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    845 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903
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    Legacy Partners, Inc.
    (844) 277-4860
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    101 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
    • Studio-3 Beds
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    Legacy Partners, Inc.
    (844) 636-5774
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    514 Lark Court, Novato, CA 94947
    $1,800 - $2,000
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Keegan and Coppin Company, Inc.
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    (415) 897-0500
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    88 Buena Vista Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Letterman Digital Arts, LTD.
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    (415) 747-8736
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    1135 Grand Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Goodwin Property Management
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    (415) 419-5533
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    67 A Kensington Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    Spirit Residential Group
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    (855) 736-8223
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    108 Ross Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    $3,200 - $3,900
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Spirit Residential Group
    (415) 480-6165
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    130 Cielo Lane, Novato, CA 94949

Gate Academy Overview

1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903 , Tel: +1 (415) 491-4700

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Gate Academy Ratings & Reviews

June 27, 2018 Submitted by a parent
This school is mediocre and unaccredited. Just because it is called a gifted school doesn't mean that it actually is. Many parents who stay are stuck on the gifted school label. We transferred to the Gate Academy from a local independent private school. Bad on us, but we just assumed that the school was accredited. But, it is not. This should tell you about the quality and lack of consistency at the school. We agree with the other reviews, the children really enjoy being among their peer groups of gifted children. It's like they found their tribe. But, after 6 months of bullying from the mediocre teacher, my child found it unbearable to be in her class anymore. The benefit of being with his tribe during recess and aftercare no longer could make up for the daily grind of a cruel and mean teacher. As an example, this mediocre teacher berated my son when she overheard him tell another student that he liked another teacher's math class better. My son asked us to withdraw him and we homeschooled him, even though we had already paid the year's tuition in full. Regrettably, we have noticed significant changes to our child after 6 months in the mediocre teacher's class. He lost his curiosity and enthusiasm to learn. He's picked up a sarcastic mannerism from the mediocre teacher. It's unbecoming in an adult and in a child. We are hopeful that he'll revert to his sweet temperament by the time he starts at a private Montessori school in the fall.Like the other review says, the office administrator, Sandy is wonderful. She is the backbone of the school. She is currently out on sick leave, but hopefully should be fully recovered in the fall. Coach Johnson, the PE teacher is great too. Most of the children's favorite class is PE - that should tell you something about the school.
November 20, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Our child has been at GATE Academy for several years now and we are happy with our choice of school. He never asks to stay home but every single morning he has a smile on his face when he sees his schoolmates. He enjoys his time throughout the day, learns a lot and thrives in the challenging and nurturing inquiry-based educational method. His teachers also teach him compassion, integrity and acceptance of diversity. And we appreciate the order the year-round curriculum fosters. Thank you GATE Academy.
February 02, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Unfortunately this school did not work out for us, but not necessarily because the overall approach is severely flawed. Students can learn math at their own pace, although in our situation we saw little discernible involvement by the teacher in terms of guidance. Moreover, the six-week inquiry projects in our child's first classroom placement tended to lack the depth of younger and older classes. Be aware the approach is not truly inquiry-based, differentiated, or constructivist here, but students for the most part can indeed go deeper than they might, in some other schools. One aspect of the culture there is to actively avoid critique. Parents speak to each other about problems but there is also pressure to sweep things under the rug, so to speak.Student turnover truly is high. It's true the school is not equipped to deal with twice-exceptional issues or learning disorders, but this notion is unethically applied to students with garden-variety issues as well. Our son would come home with sarcastic speech and judgmental facial expressions, which we later discerned he was picking up from his teacher. He would be punished for things like singing while wiping down lunch tables, or sitting on his knees, during lunch. Or, when an older student got him to use a spray bottle inappropriately (for which the older student politely apologized, in writing), our son was banned from using said spray bottle for several months. Each of these incidents were so jarringly petty, but unfortunately by the time we left, he was openly asking us, frequently, whether he really was a "bad kid" and was acting out more than usual, having nightmares, etc. Fortunately in a new, more professionally administered school setting, these behavioral issues eventually resolved. Bear in mind this was just our individual experience and your child may not encounter something like this, but parents of prospective students aged 6-7 would be well advised to ask more pointed questions than usual, prior to enrolling.Other much more positive aspects of the school culture are evident, though, such as an overall respect for learning and a cooperative and kind "vibe" among the students. Overall the other teachers seem dedicated, energetic, and creative in their pedagogical approach. Bullying does exist, but it's not a big problem.As the saying goes, your mileage may vary.
January 24, 2017 Submitted by a parent
This school has been transformational for both my children. We left a well regarded private school in the east bay to come here. At Gate we have never had trouble with bullying like happened at our previous school - and we see big efforts by staff to stay on top of any issues and deal proactively. Gate does academic differentiation- again something that didn't happen at the old school. When new students try out at Gate they can visit for two full days to really get a sense if the school is the right fit. This school is a great fit for academically motivated kids- not a fit for kids with severe learning disabilities or behavioral issues.
January 09, 2017 Submitted by a parent
So far this school has been a great fit. Our child is really happy here, academically and socially. Our child joined the lower school after spending time at a local elementary. Our child was reasonably happy at the public school and showed lots of interest in the material they studied. Our main concern was that as our child got older, the public system would not challenge our child enough, nor offer much in the way of differentiated learning. We decided to give this school a try. From talking to other parents, our path is fairly typical.On the academic side, the inquiry method really suits our child. They study a new theme every six weeks, and our child thrives on absorbing new material at high speed, and going deep into the different aspects of the topic. The teacher starts them off with kid-friendly texts, but by the end of the unit, they are studying the same material from books written for adults.Other highlights of the curriculum are the French classes (four times a week) and the "challenge math" (once a week), which is more activity-based than the regular math they do each morning, and totally engages our child.On the social side, our child now has school friends that share similar niche interests and like to explore the world in similar ways - for instance, through reading non-fiction books, or through complex imaginative play. This is something for which I'm really grateful.Some very general points, which are true of other schools in this area too:- There are more applicants than places, so you might go on a waiting list, then get a place when someone else pulls out. It helps to be patient.- The school is emphatically secular and bypasses religion, for instance no Christmas carols. However, there is mindfulness meditation (twice a day), and they initiate discussions using generic terms like "love", "peace" and "wisdom". It's surprisingly easy to build on this at home in more specific terms, if this is something that matters to you.Overall, our experience at this school has been extremely positive. I can see that this school would not suit every child but if you sense the fit is right then go for it!
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Apartments and homes for rent near Gate Academy

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Gate Academy, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Gate Academy, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 14 apartments for rent available in this part of San Rafael. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Gate Academy is currently at The Meadows Apartments, renting for $1,800 per month, but if $3,900 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at 108 Ross Ave. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Gate Academy

Before you start packing, make sure Gate Academy is really the best option for your child. To recap, Gate Academy is a well-known private K-8 school in San Rafael. It is located at 1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903 and it is the second home of 56 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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