Dunham Academy was founded in 1998 by two teachers, Jennifer and Dan Dunham, pioneers in the application of inquiry-based learning by real kids in real classrooms. The Dunhams launched many gifted children into the world before moving on in 2009.
The school was incorporated as Marin School for Gifted Education, and until recently operated under the name of Dunham Academy. In 2012, the Board of Trustees adopted the new name GATE Academy to more clearly reflect the children we serve—G.A.T.E. students. Our mission remains the same: to provide gifted children with an inquiry-based, accelerated education that allows them to learn at their own pace.