Gateway Lab School is a charter school that has been approved to open in August 2011 by the Delaware Board of Education. Located in Newark, Delaware, Gateway Lab School will model The Lab School of Washington®, a private school located in Washington, D.C., that serves students with learning disabilities and ADHD.
The Gateway Lab School believes that children that have struggled to learn in the traditional classroom have the capacity to achieve success and to realize individual learning potential. The commitment of the teachers and staff of Gateway Lab School will center on developing a sense of inquiry and love of learning in each student. This will be accomplished by focusing on remediating areas of reading, oral and written language, math and motor skills. The social studies and humanities areas of study will be taught through a unique program that incorporates art, music, drama and hands-on learning experiences.