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Opening Fall 2021, the Gates School serves students with dyslexia and other primary reading challenges.

Our classroom spaces and teaching methods embrace effective learning strategies to open the gates for individual academic potential in an environment that empowers students to develop a positive and socially conscious self-image. The comprehensive school program is rooted in multi-sensory, evidence-based, explicit instruction.

We are pleased to provide this remarkable program to students with a primary diagnosis of dyslexia.

  • 2021-2022
    Serving grades 1-5 in our initial year, we are presently at capacity and are accepting applications for the wait list. If your child has a primary diagnosis of dyslexia and you think your child would be well served by the program, it is highly recommended to submit the application and submit medical / psychological diagnosis of dyslexia (or a primary reading disability from a public school or private evaluation).
  • 2022-2023
    Recognizing the need for this program, the Gates School will add Grade 6 (Note: Grades 7 & 8 will be added in each subsequent year). We will accept applications for the 2022-23 school year from January 2022 – winter break. If we have more applications than space, a lottery will be conducted by an independent organization, the South Carolina Charter School Alliance. Families will be notified by the end of January.


Please review our website for information about the school, the program and who we serve. If you have additional questions: info@gateschool.org