Gateway Lab School

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Middle School Math Position Available. Please contact Rebeccah Brooking at 302-633-4091 or rebeccah.brooking@gls.k12.de.us.

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Upcoming Events

Office Closed
Date: 7/29/2016
Operational and Sustainability Committee
Date: 8/4/2016, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Gateway Lab School
PAC Meeting
Date: 8/4/2016, 6:30 PM 7 PM
GFF Meeting
Date: 8/4/2016, 7 PM 8:30 PM
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Mission Statement

Gateway Lab School serves students in grades 3-8 that are struggling to achieve academic success in a traditional classroom environment. GLS models aspects of The Lab School of Washington®, a private school located in Washington, D.C., that serves students with learning differences and ADHD. The Lab School of Washington® was founded and its curriculum designed by Sally L. Smith, former head of the Graduate Program for Special Education: Learning Disabilities at American University, author of numerous books and articles on the subject, and recognized internationally as a leader in the field of learning disabilities.
 
For over 40 years, Professor Smith developed an innovative and rigorous teaching method specifically designed for students with learning differences/disabilities and ADHD known as the Academic Club Method™. Professor Smith's techniques emphasize the arts and hands-on experiential learning to help struggling students become active learners and achieve academic success.

Learn About Gateway Lab School

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Quote MarksMost of the children we have here at the Lab School have very good minds; it’s just that they’re different minds. They don’t learn the same way as others. And different isn’t bad. Children with LD have to understand how they learn.

Quote MarksThey have to pay attention to which things are difficult for them and which things are easy, because they’re going to have to advocate for themselves when they go on to college or into the workplace.

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Quote MarksFor these children to be successful, however, we have to teach them to be very self-aware.

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