Who are we?
Founded in 2010, Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis - Smiley is a charter public school that serves roughly 444 students across grades PreK-5. Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis - Smiley provides its students with an innovative world class education, rich in math, science and technology focused on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders, skill-ready for post-secondary education to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce.
Walk through the doors of our school and you would feel a palpable sense of something unique and strong. Students’ faces of all nationalities, race, economic backgrounds and scholastic levels exude unspoken confidence. Hallways buzz with excitement and the moment you are introduced to the students and faculty, it becomes clear that this is a school that changes lives.
We have a culture built on a common set of values, student, teacher, and parent accountability, and high expectations which result in high levels of student achievement. Our administrators, teachers and families have high expectations of our students and students have high expectations of their teachers.
Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis - Smiley is operated by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a not-for-profit charter management organization that manages high quality charters in the Midwest. All Concept managed schools implement the school design created by Concept in 1999. All Concept managed schools are very successful and they build strong reputation for being effective learning environments in a very short time.