Our students

NewGate develops students who fit the Learner Profile of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

Our students develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
Our students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Our students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.


They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.


Our students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.


Our students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to the environment.


Our students approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.


Our students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.


NewGate School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) now known as Cognia.

NewGate is an IB World School, and is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma ( IB ) Program to students in grades 11 and 12.

The International Baccalaureate is an excellent match with Montessori. Today, most existing public school IB programs are limited to only the most gifted few. Montessori-IB programs are being designed to succeed with a wider range of college-bound students. Recognizing that NewGate had an existing secondary program, made the decision to return to NewGate absolutely compelling!
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit: http://www.ibo.org

NewGate School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) now known as Cognia.

Diploma Requirements

The educational program at NewGate School is deliberately planned to help students prepare for college.

To earn the NewGate diploma, students must take challenging seminars and project-based courses of study in science, math, history, English, foreign languages, the arts, physical education, and service learning. Class meetings provide support and structure for work on independent and group projects and require in-depth participation, close attention to detail, extensive writing, research, discussion, and analysis.

Upon completion of the high school course of studies, students have a depth of understanding about themselves and the world, sophisticated reasoning abilities, and experience with a wide range of tools, modes of expression, and courses that prepare them for college and a thoughtful, creative life.


Graduation Requirements

English • 4 credits
Mathematics • 4 credits
Social Studies • 4 credits
Science • 4 credits
Foreign Language • 4 credits
The Arts • 2 credits
Physical Education • 2 credits
Personal Development • 3 credits
Service Learning • 3 credits

Students also have the flexibility to tailor a personalized course of study through participation in dual enrollment in the State College of Florida, Florida Virtual School, and Senior Projects. All students must meet or exceed Florida State graduation requirements.


College Acceptances 2004- 2020

Adelphi College
Arizona State University
Aquinas College
Ave Maria University
Barry University
Beacon College
Boston University
Brown University
California College of the Arts
Carleton University (Canada)
Cleveland College of Art & Design
Columbus College of Art & Design
Curry College
Eckerd College
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Flagler College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida State University
Florida Polytechnic University Fordham University
Franklin College (Switzerland)

Furman University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampshire College
Hartwick College
Hillsdale College
Hollins University
Kendall College of Art & Design
Loras College
Loyola (New Orleans)
Lynn University
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Milkwaukee College of Art & Design
Montana State University
New College of Florida
New York University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Oberlin College
Pensacola State College
Pennsylvania State University
Pfeiffer University
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University

Ringling College of Art and Design
Rollins College
Ryerson University (Canada)
Salem College
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Sante Fe College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
Smith College
Sonoma State University
St. John’s College
St. Lawrence University
St. Petersburg College
State College of Florida
Stetson University
Sweet Briar College
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Technologico de Monterrey
Thomas Aquinas College
University of California, San Diego
University of Californa,
Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida

University of Colorado Boulder University of Florida
University of Florida Honors Program
University of Hawaii
University of Massachusetts- Amherst
University of Miami
University of Miami FILAS Program
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota Twin Cities University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of Rhode Island
Univeristy of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
University of Waterloo (Canada)
University of West Florida
Utah Valley State University
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Wesleyan University
Western New England College

Age 12 months to Grade 6
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Grades 7-12
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Grades 7-12
Students attend at home,
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