Welcome to GATE Academy
GATE Academy is an inquiry-based school for deep, reflective thinkers—children who have a passion for knowing and understanding. Our students delight in exercising logic, spotting contradictions a mile away, and taking fantastic leaps of imagination that are as deep a need to them as sleeping and breathing. Because our students have been taught to take ownership over their education—from formatting questions and conducting research, to analyzing data and content, to being completely dialed into discussions and presentations—GATE is a school where students are wholly engaged.
Creators of knowledge, not just consumers of facts
From a child's perspective, meeting other kids with like minds is the best part about our school. Our recipe is simple: Put intensely curious, passionate kids together, point them at an intellectual direction, add guidance, content, tools and options—and an explosion of creativity and productivity results. These kids inspire each other. As Jonah Lehrer quips, "when ideas are shared, the possibilities do not add up—they multiply."
We have a new name!
Dunham Academy is now GATE Academy.