PLEASE NOTE: The 2021/2022 Gateway application will go offline on June 16, 2022 to prepare for the new application year.
You must submit your application by that date or your data will be lost. If you do not submit by that date, you will need to create a new application starting on or about July 1, 2022 for the new 2022/2023 application year. Please also save a copy of all your data locally since it will be removed from the online application system.

For over 100 years, Cate has been combining the best of East Coast tradition and West Coast energy and innovation in the service of highly motivated, independent-minded kids. Residential life is structured to develop well-being and leadership through the practice of self-discipline and service. In addition to an inquiry-driven curriculum designed to elicit the greatest possible growth in every student, all students participate in an extracurricular program that includes athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and an extensive outdoor program. With more than 50 honors and advanced courses, the Cate curriculum can meet the demands of the most ambitious students. A typical applicant to Cate has impeccable character, a history of high academic achievement, and is mature, curious, adventurous, and willing to assume responsibility and independence.

If submitting the Gateway Application, you are required to complete the Request Information on the Cate School website at www.cate.org. This will allow you to manage your application. In addition, please contact the Admission Office to schedule your campus visit: 805-684-4127 ext.217.

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For assistance or to view answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Help page

For assistance, please contact the Gateway to Prep Schools directly.