What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school that is organized around a certain educational methodology, theme, curriculum, or core mission.  

What is Gate City Charter School for the Arts about?

Arts integration is a term applied to an approach to teaching and learning that uses the fine and performing arts as primary pathways to learning. Arts integration differs from traditional arts education by its inclusion of both an arts discipline and a traditional subject as part of learning (e.g. using improvisational drama skills to learn about conflict in writing.)

Who can attend Gate City Charter School for the Arts?

Gate City Charter School for the Arts is open to any NH student in grades K-8.

Does Gate City Charter School for the Arts charge tuition?

No.  Gate City Charter School for the Arts is a public charter school and does not charge tuition to New Hampshire residents.

Where is the school located?

The school is located at 7 Henry Clay Drive Merrimack NH

How many students are there?

We serve 180 students, Kindergarten through 8th grade.

How do I enroll my child at Gate City Charter School for the Arts?

Each year interested families are invited to add their child's name to our waiting list.  If classroom vacancies are determined, wait-listed students are invited to attend a mandatory Information Session to learn more about our school and next steps for enrollment.

What is the typical class size?

Gate City Charter School for the Arts maintains a class size of 18-22 students per grade.

Are Gate City Charter School for the Arts teachers certified?

NH charter school law requires that at least half of our Lead Teachers must be NH certified which we meet and exceed.

Does Gate City Charter School for the Arts serve students with special needs?

Yes. Gate City Charter School for the Arts seeks to provide an educational environment where children of all abilities can progress toward independence, self-motivation and self-confidence as they strive to maximize their learning potential. Gate City Charter School for the Arts works closely with families and their sending districts to ensure that the special needs of individual children can be met within our programming structure and approach.

Call us:

603-943-5273

FAX:

603-943-5745

Find us: 

7 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, NH  03054

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