About Gateway Middle School
Gateway Middle School (Grades 7-8)
4450 Old William Penn Highway
Monroeville PA 15146
412-373-5780 Mrs. Brown
412-373-5787 Mrs. Fischetti (Attendance, Child Check, or Homework)
412-373-5794 Fax Machine
412-373-5781 Mr. Anthony Aquilio
412-373-5782 Mr. Jason Cendroski
Nurse: 412-373-5792 Ms. Kathy Bishop
412-373-5788 Mrs. Eileen DesLauriers (8th grade)
412-373-5789 Mrs. Kathy Johnston (7th grade)
412-373-5791 Mrs. Karen Casaceli
The Gateway School District Middle School Program exists to respond to the needs and characteristics of the mid-level students in grades 7-8. It is the mission of the program to provide a child-centered approach to education that ensures that all students develop their skills and talents to learn to live and to work together in a cooperative and productive manner. It is designed specifically to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the young adolescent. It provides a gradual transition between life in the elementary and high school levels but is a unique experience apart from both.
Specifically, the program serves to facilitate the coordination of adolescent development with the functional aim focused on such concepts as experimentation, exploration, and socialization. Through broad utilization and application of the guidance function, the program assists the individual in seeking a growing knowledge of himself/herself and a rapidly changing world so that he/she may be better prepared to make decisions concerning his/her educational and vocational future.
The middle school program is designed to provide a broad general education in basic knowledge and skills, to allow for individual development of specialized learning and to foster concomitant learning which will aid the student in his/her transition from childhood to adult life. Students are urged to strive toward a degree of academic maturity commensurate with their abilities in the areas of listening, reading, thinking, speaking, and writing critically, so that with purpose and appreciation they can accept their responsibilities as citizens of their school, their families and the community in which they live. The middle school program also strives to develop a sensitivity to cultural and aesthetic values so that the student may learn to use his/her leisure time wisely.