Attention Candidates, Recommenders, and Families

Starting June 17th, the Gateway system will be unavailable due to scheduled annual maintenance in preparation of the 2016-2017 application cycle. You will not have any access to your account after June 16th and your data will no longer be accessible. Please complete and submit all application materials by June 16th.

The 2016-2017 application will be available on July 1st.

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Welcome to the Gateway to Prep Schools!

The Gateway is an online application system created by schools to help admission candidates and their families navigate their way through the application process. Through the Gateway you may research particular schools or gain an overview of wider topics such as the benefits of an independent school education. As you focus your search, use the Gateway to inform schools of your interest in them. You can access, organize and prepare applications to multiple schools all through the Gateway website. Use the Gateway to Prep Schools as a compass to chart your course to a great education. About Gateway

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I'm applying to prep school.

Whether you are still researching, applying for the first time, or planning to transfer, the first step is to create an account.

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If you have been asked to complete a recommendation, the first step is to create an account.

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