GATE Magnet School

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Avondale GATE Magnet School accepting resident and non-resident applications for the 2024-25 school year. To apply click HERE. To learn more about GATE click HERE.


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We are accepting resident and non-resident applications for the 2024-25 school year from February 1 - March 1, 2024.        To apply click HERE.

GATE Magnet School -
Nurturing Gifted Minds & Hearts

Avondale GATE Magnet School has been named a 2022-23 Michigan Department of Education Rewards School! (The highest 5% of schools in Michigan ranked by academic achievement.)

FOR THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW Avondale GATE Magnet School has been named one of the Top Ten Best Public Schools in Michigan (2023 AND 2024!) Read about it HERE.

Avondale's GATE Magnet School is dedicated to providing an innovative learning environment where gifted students can maximize their academic and social/emotional growth through personalized learning. The program serves students in grades 2 - 8 residing in the Avondale School District as well as students outside of the district through Schools of Choice.

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GATE Magnet School building

GATE Magnet School

1435 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, MI

Main Line: (248) 537-6400
Attendance Line: (248) 537-6410
Fax: (248) 537-6405

GATE Magnet School Newsletter

For More Information Contact:

Ms. Anita Steward

Ms. Anita Steward


(248) 537-6499

Full Day: 8:11am – 3:11pm
Half-Day Dismissal: 11:25am
Early Release (Professional Development): 1:15pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm 

GATE Magnet School Guiding Principles & Vision

We are dedicated to ensuring our educational experiences fit the needs of each student, offering ability-based and mixed age academic groupings, and providing support for the social and emotional needs of our student population.

Avondale GATE Magnet School Vision
Grow our minds...
Grow our hearts...
Grow our future!  

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Our Approach to Education

At the Avondale GATE Magnet School, we recognize that our students have outstanding levels of aptitude and competence. As such, we have high expectations for our students and we teach our students to have high expectations for themselves, so we can encourage continuous student growth. The acceleration of our curriculum is fast-paced and focuses on deeper exploration of the subject matter in English, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Most importantly, we believe in embracing each student’s unique personalities and characteristics to enrich the classroom culture.

Curriculum Resources
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GATE Magnet School
Learning Environment

Our learning environment grows and evolves based on each student and their unique characteristics. We create a safe, nurturing, and personalized learning environment by meeting students where they are at academically, socially, and emotionally so that we can best set them up for success for the remainder of their educational journey and beyond. GATE Magnet School students have a voice in their educational journey, because we believe that when a student is invested in their educational path, their chances of success increase! Ultimately, our mission is to work together as parents and educators to improve the lives of our advanced and accelerated children.

GATE Magnet School Information & Resources

Below you will find helpful resources, information, reports, and more, specific to GATE Magnet School. If you don't see what you're looking for, use the contact information at the top of this page to request further assistance.