BRICK Gateway High School

At BRICK Gateway High School, we provide a nurturing educational environment for students in grades 9-12. We help students develop the skills, character, and values that will prepare them for college and career success.


At Gateway Academy High School, we are dedicated to preparing students for college, careers, and life. Our comprehensive approach focuses on fostering skills, character, and values that drive academic and personal success. Collaborating with families and the community, we nurture students' intellect, curiosity, and sense of identity and agency.

Our guiding principles include culturally relevant pedagogy, whole-child social-emotional learning, holistic family support, and college and career readiness. By offering rigorous academics and out-of-classroom support, we ensure our scholars overcome barriers and unlock their limitless potential.

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Dr. Yolanda Floyd
Principal, Gateway Academy High School
Dr. Yolanda Floyd
Principal, Gateway Academy High School

Support BRICK Gateway High School

Help support families create a solid foundation for their future.



At Gateway Academy High School, we believe that for students to thrive, they need support in several key areas:

  • Mental health: Equipping students with resilient and healthy coping strategies for life's challenges.
  • Personal identity: Helping students understand and appreciate their identities and inner strengths.
  • College-ready academics: Ensuring students are academically prepared for college and future opportunities.
  • Cognitive development: Fostering intellectual capabilities for successful learning and productive lives.
  • Physical health: Supporting students' physical health needs.
  • Social-emotional learning: Encouraging students to build positive relationships, develop empathy, and manage their emotions effectively.

We implement a comprehensive approach through four key areas:

  • Culturally relevant pedagogy: Our academic program integrates multiple aspects of student achievement, upholding their cultural identities while preparing them for college. We employ diverse teachers and staff, fostering a supportive and inclusive school environment.
  • Whole-child development and social-emotional learning (SEL): Through the Ubuntu Program, we nurture a supportive culture embracing the principle "I am who I am because of who we all are," helping students develop positive identities and a sense of community.
  • Holistic support network: Our network includes access to quality healthcare, family case management, workforce development, affordable housing, and early childhood education, ensuring overall well-being for students and their families.
  • College and career readiness: We ensure students are prepared for higher education and the workforce, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed for future academic and career success.

By integrating these focus areas into our approach, we ensure that every student at Gateway Academy High School has the support they need to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

"Higher education demands the ability to recognize when you need to see the professor or go to the campus writing center. We work hard to build our student's resiliency so they can be successful when the stakes are at their highest.”

Tahirah Jordan Crawford, Teacher

Student Life

Our students, faculty, staff, parents, families, and alumni bring a diversity of life experiences to our school, creating a supportive and dynamic learning community. We strive to give our students a sense of community and belonging, while also helping each one cultivate their unique talents, find their individual voice, and reach their full potential. Beyond the classroom, we offer extracurricular activities, events, and programming for the whole family, fostering a strong sense of community and care.

Our students thrive with opportunities to explore, be curious, make mistakes, and try again, building inner resilience. In turn, BRICK students become leaders who enrich our community and the world with their ideas and perspectives.

Core Values

Gateway Academy High School stays rooted in our core values: 

  • Grit
  • Empathy
  • Achievement
  • Curiosity
  • Humility
  • Enthusiasm


Learn more: Gateway Academy High School

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321 Bergen Street Newark, NJ 07103