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Gateway Science Academy Elementary School - Smiley Campus

Information Updated March 2021
  • Grades K-5
  • 445 Students
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6576 Smiley Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63139
This school is not wheelchair accessible.

COVID Contingency*

Attendance Options
In-Person Learning: n/a
100% Virtual Learning:
Blended Learning: n/a
Attendance Adjustment Options After First Quarter
School Provided Laptop or Tablet
School's Learning Plan Visit School Website
*This information is subject to change.


School Hours

Core School Hours 7:45am - 3:00pm
Before School Care 6:00am Start time
After School Care 4:00pm End time



School Bus
Post-Activity Transportation
Public Transit Options



Tuition Free Financial Assistance n/a Uniform
USDA Food Program
  Yes - Income Verified Students Eligible
Free Breakfast
Free Lunch

About The School

School Mission
The mission of the Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis is to provide quality education with an emphasis on science, mathematics, and technology while balancing all core subjects. We strive to create an atmosphere that provides students, parents, and teachers opportunities for continuous growth, enabling them to reach their highest potential.
Quick Facts
  • Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis is a public charter school that provides its students with innovative world-class education, rich in math, science, and technology-focused on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers, and ethical leaders, skill-ready for post-secondary education to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce.
    See more here.
  • Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis is managed by Concept Schools, NFP. Concept Schools is a not-for-profit charter management organization that manages high-quality charters in the Midwest. All Concept managed schools implement the school design created by Concept in 1999. All Concept managed schools are very successful and they build a strong reputation for being effective learning environments in a very short time.  For more information about Concept Schools, please visit
  • We assess the learning of our students on an ongoing basis, every six to nine weeks, to determine how much they learn. Our teachers then analyze the assessment results to develop specific strategies to ensure that all students attain mastery level on what they learn. Our teachers use the assessment data to guide their instruction as well as to place students in the appropriate academic support program.  Our parents have online access to such assessment data too in order to see their child’s progress throughout the school year.
Parent Coordinator
Teachers On Staff 35
Teachers Returning from Last Year 85%
Nurses On Staff Full Time
Counselors On Staff Full Time
Social Workers On Staff None
Special Education

Student Diversity

Total Students 445
American Indian / Alaska Native n/a
Asian 1.1%
Black 10.1%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander n/a
Hispanic 1.6%
White 77.3%
Multiracial 9.4%
Total Students 445
Male 55%
Female 45%
Limited English Proficient 6.1%
Students With Disabilities 7.2%
Low Income 40.4%

Education Focus

  • n/a
Visual & Performing Arts
  • n/a
World Languages
  • n/a
Special Education


After School Clubs
  • Book Club
  • LOVE CLUB (Lifting Our Valuable Esteem)
  • Chess Club
  • Coding Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Garden Club
  • Robotics
  • Tutoring-General
  • Yoga
  • Boy Scouts
  • Cub Scouts
  • Girls Scouts
  • Basketball-Boys
  • Basketball-Grils
  • Soccer-Boys
  • Soccer-Girls
  • Volleyball-Boys
  • Volleyball-Girls
  • Wrestling-Coed
  • T-ball-coed
Visual Arts
  • General Music
  • Art Club
  • Softball
  • Arts & Craft Club
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drawing Club
  • Sports Club
  • Baseball
  • Girls on the Run
  • Let Me Run

School Visits &

Application Deadline February 4th, 2021--Lottery held on February 6th, 2021
Application Fee
Interview Required
Requirements / Recommended Tests
Enrollment Criteria
  • You must be a legal resident of the city of St. Louis to attend the Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis. Consult a school district map or street lines to make sure your home is within the city. The school attendance laws of the State of Missouri are strictly enforced. If you are unsure whether your child is eligible to attend the Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis, the staff of the Registrar’s Office will be happy to answer your questions.
  • Students chosen during the lottery, or as spots become available, will be invited to enroll at GSA and will receive an enrollment packet in the mail. All portions of the enrollment packet must be filled out completely.
  • Proof of residence is part of the enrollment packet. Three items must be provided as proof of the parent/guardian’s residence. Below are documents that can be used for this purpose: A Certificate of Occupancy is required for any two-family or single-home rental, plus two additional proofs A current signed lease, mortgage, or purchase agreement A current utility bill showing the name and address of the parent/guardian Income or employment verification Tax correspondence Home, rental, or car insurance Verification from a bank or other financial institution
  • A child is eligible for admission to Kindergarten if the child reaches the age of five (5) before the first day of August of the school year beginning in that calendar year. A child is eligible for admission to First Grade if the child reaches the age of six (6) before the first day of August of the school year beginning in that calendar year
  • The Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis welcomes prospective families, but we do ask that you make an appointment as far in advance of your visit as possible so that we can make the most of your time with us. To schedule a tour, please email
Enrollment Contact Tasha McIntosh
Enrollment Officer

Key Upcoming Dates

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