Classes and Curriculum
Preschool Classes: Ages 2-5
Gateway School offers two programs for preschool children ages 2 through 5. One is an Auditory/Oral Preschool for children with hearing loss (please click here to learn about our Auditory/Oral Preschool), and our other preschool program is for children with communication disorders that include speech and language delays, developmental delays, autism, and other conditions that may include hearing loss. Like all Gateway School programs, classes for your child are small, with a low student-teacher ratio of 3:1 or less.
Our preschool students often face challenges of multiple and sometimes medically complicated conditions, but our teachers make their preschool experience nurturing and educational. They provide your child with the attention he or she needs.
Kindergarten & Elementary Classes: Ages 5-12
Our kindergarten and elementary classes emphasize strengthening your child's language skills that support academic skills, social development, and personal independence. Specialized instructional strategies are used to develop reading, spelling, written language, and mathematics skills. Instruction in the areas of science and social studies is hands-on, multi-sensory, and emphasizes the development of language concepts. Instruction in social skills and adaptive/life skills is an important part of your child's educational program and is integrated throughout the school day.