Gateway Science Academy-Smiley Campus

  • School opened in 2010 as a K-7 school, public charter school
  • Serving over 440 students in grades K-5 in St. Louis, MO
  • Part of a K-12 system
  • Average class size of 25 students
  • College preparatory for all by creating a learning environment of high expectations and standards
  • Elite Math classes for 3-5th
  • Art & Music classes for all grade levels
  • Google Classroom is used
  • CYSP (Concept Young Scholars Program-5th grade)
  • Extra-curricular activities include Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Robotics, Spelling Bee, Science Olympiad, Writing competitions, GOTR (Girls On the Run), Let Me Run, Dance, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, etc.
  • State of the art facility with Gymnasium, Science lab, Playground, 2 computer labs, Google Chrome book carts for each grade level, classrooms with smartboards, on site kitchen, library
  • Parent relationships – home visits, four parent conferences per school year, parent committees, PTO, Men’s Club, Athletics, Parent Ambassadors
  • Community Relations-Annual day at the ballpark, newscaster visits, elected official visits, visit to state capitol, participation in raising funds for Ronald McDonald House-American Cancer Society-St. Louis Down Syndrome Association-other local charities
  • College/University partnerships—Lindenwood University-St. Louis University-Greenville College
  • Online access to classroom records for parents (grades-assignments-homework-missing work-attendance-tardies-discipline)
  • Promote a positive school environment through school pledge, uniforms, and PBIS behavior system
  • Data-driven instruction based on a variety of assessments help analyze student growth
  • Classroom teachers and professional support staff are highly qualified/certified in Missouri
  • Managed by Concept Schools (non-profit school management organization created in 1999) in conjunction with a local Board of Directors
  • Member of Missouri Charter Schools Association & Missouri Coalition for Math & Science
  • Endorsed by former Mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay
  • Authorized by Missouri Charter Public School Association


For more information, contact Ms. Kathie McCann, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL CULTURE, at 314-932-7513 ext: 304 or


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