Thank you for your interest in NewGate

We enjoy meeting new families and talking about Montessori and what the school has to offer. NewGate brings students (8 weeks through 18 years) together from a broad spectrum of ethnic, national, religious, and economic backgrounds. We welcome diversity and help our children broaden their perspective of the world through friendships based on mutual respect and understanding.

The Admissions Process:

Each new application to NewGate is carefully considered to find the best match between student, family, and school.

The First Step

The admissions process begins with a request to tour and visit with our Head of School or a school representative. The tour highlights our programs, Montessori principles and practices, and addresses your questions. 

Campus Tours

We look forward to seeing you at one of our weekly tours. Sign-up by clicking the button below.

Should I Bring My Child?

Choosing the right school is a family decision. Bringing young children along when you first visit a school can confuse them and distract you. You will want to focus on the school’s attributes and what makes it unique. Older students appreciate being involved in the process from the start. Partnership relationships take time. If NewGate appeals to you, the following steps will be for you to complete an admission questionnaire, pay the admission fee, and share prior school records. Once we have student records and emergency contact information, we will invite your student to spend time with us. Shadow days are designed to give students an authentic classroom experience, cultivating a deeper understanding of each other.    

Ambassador Parents

Our families love NewGate and are happy to share their experience with you. Some families have High School age children who have been at NewGate since they were toddlers, other families have transferred to NewGate for various reasons at different stages of development, and all are happy to answer any questions you may have. A list of contact information is available upon request.

Initial Conversations

In addition to attending Open House, many families will arrange one or more individual meetings with our staff to discuss the school and their children. Our goal is to help every prospective family make the best decision possible about their children’s long-term education before they apply.

Observing a Class at Work

Montessori classes, especially infants through middle school, are quite different from the traditionally structured classrooms experienced by many of us. We encourage interested parents to spend an hour or longer silently observing a class at work. 

Our Three Campuses

ASHTON ROAD CAMPUS
Age 8 weeks through Grade 6
5237 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Ph 941-922-4949, Fax 941-922-7660

 

 

LAKEWOOD RANCH CAMPUS
Grades 7-12
5481 Communications Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34240
Ph 941-222-0763, Fax 941-922-7660

 

 

GLOBAL CAMPUS
Grades 7-12
teamglobal@newgate.edu
Ph 941-222-0763, Fax 941-922-7660