McFadden: How families can get help to find, afford the best schools

Alex Sikorski had to deal with bullying and taunts, when he was in middle and elementary school. He felt like an outcast. Sikorski moved to Gateway Academy in Phoenix for his eighth-grade year. Now, he’s graduating as Valedictorian of Gateway’s 2019 High School Class. Sikorski joined the National Honor Society and excelled at community service […]

Gateway Academy to host student spring fashion show

Gateway Academy, which serves students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, will host a student spring fashion show at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26 at Gateway’s Phoenix campus, 3939 E. Shea Blvd., to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The fashion show will be in the Atrium at Gateway Academy. The school will offer a […]

Gateway Academy to hold Comedy Club Fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 10

On Sunday, Feb. 10, Gateway Academy, a school for twice exceptional students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning Autism, will host a Comedy Club Fundraiser at Stand Up Live starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to enhance the school’s Virtual Reality Lab, which opened on Jan. 23, by providing additional […]

Gateway Academy debuts new virtual reality lab

How can virtual reality serve education? Gateway Academy will address this question and celebrate school choice at the grand opening of its Virtual Reality Lab at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Legislators, educators, parents, and students will attend the event, which will feature a keynote address by Arizona Director of Implementation for the American […]

Gateway Academy to use new method to help its students with Asperger’s, Autism

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 15 percent increase of autism’s prevalence nationally, rising to 1 in 59 children, from 1 in 68 children over two years. Gateway Academy, a private school for children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism at 3939 E. Shea Blvd., will be […]

Digital music program at Gateway Academy in Phoenix

Gateway Academy, 3939 E. Shea Blvd. in Phoenix, is attracting students not just from Arizona, but from across the country. Nearly one-third of the student body is the result of families relocating their children to attend Phoenix’s Gateway Academy, according to a release. That’s because Gateway Academy, which specializes in the education of students with […]

Sweet: no matter how you pull the lever, always pull for them

In November, Arizona voters will decide whether expanding the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account Program makes sense. It was originally started to help the parents of disabled children, foster children, or active military. It evolved, with little controversy, to include adopted children, children attending D/F rated schools, and those in Native American communities. About 5,000 children […]

Gateway Academy installs adaptive playground equipment

Gateway Academy, a twice-exceptional school, celebrated the opening of their adaptive playground on Jan. 22 in honor of National School Choice Week. Legislative District 28 Representative and Paradise Valley resident, Maria Syms, joined the students on campus to celebrate their new playground. Gateway Academy, 3939 E. Shea Blvd. in Phoenix, is a private K-12 day […]

Gateway Academy finds success in world-language education

Gateway Academy, a Phoenix K-12th grade private day school, has seen great success within its classrooms since implementing Rosetta Stone for students to utilize while learning a foreign language, school officials say. When one walks the halls of Gateway Academy, it’s not uncommon to hear conversations taking place in languages from all over the world. For these Twice-Exceptional students (those with high-functioning autism), access to a world language program has unlocked a passion for learning and is helping students excel, according to a press release.

Celebrate first local ‘2E’ private school April 29

Gateway Academy will be hosting a community event celebrating the grand opening of its new campus with fun-filled hands-on educational activities on Saturday, April 29. Starting at 11 a.m. families will have a chance to explore the new campus, located in the picturesque Phoenix Mountain Preserve at 3939 E. Shea Blvd. in Paradise Valley. Gateway Academy is a private K-12th grade day school specializing in Twice-Exceptional students, academically bright with High Functioning Autism, according to a press release.