Problem Solving, Inquiry & Learning
GATE Academy’s mission is to provide gifted children with an inquiry-based accelerated education that allows them to learn at their own pace, rather than at standard grade level. We expect each of our students to be skilled in the inquiry process—our kids learn how to learn anything.
GATE Academy students develop the ability to ask meaningful questions on any topic. They can investigate answers as well as uncover deeper meanings and are able to synthesize their work in a written or visual form that summarizes their investigation and conclusions. Lastly, our students learn to teach others and explain the substance of their work.
GATE students acquire excellent skills in critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and effective communication. When our students graduate they are masters of investigation. They are also mindful of themselves, respectful of others, and positive contributors to a community of learning. See our Student Code for more details.