You're going to love it here.

The more you learn about the NewGate School, the more confident you will be that this is a school where your teen will thrive.

At NewGate, we ditch the traditional for a hands-on, minds-on approach. Your teen won't just learn; they'll question, create, and lead. Our focus? Real skills, real growth, and real preparation for what's ahead. No getting lost in the crowd, no mindless memorizing for endless quizzes and tests. Instead, students own their learning journey, engage in meaningful conversations, and build a future that excites them. Connect with us today give your teen more than an education—give them a launchpad to their future.

4.5 out of 5 Rating

Google Reviews


How would you like to connect with us?

Join Us For a Weekly Group Tour

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Ages 1 yr through 6th grade

Join Us For a Weekly Group Tour

Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
Grades 7-12

Choose Your Open House Event Date

Family Information

"My child loved the school during our years in Sarasota. We hated to move. The school is charming in a way that is seldom found today. Kindness, joyful learning, wonderful teachers, students, and administrative team. I only wish that I could have gone to school there."

- NewGate Parent

I want my child to think outside the box. Montessori is the answer.
NewGate is the school.

Choosing the right school is a pivotal decision for your family. At NewGate, we embrace a philosophy that extends beyond conventional education to ignite passion, curiosity, and innovation in every student. We understand that true learning is a journey of discovery, not a one-size-fits-all path. We invite you to engage with us and experience the unique NewGate approach—a community where every child's ability to think differently is not just encouraged, but celebrated.

Here's how you can experience our unique approach firsthand:


Join Us For Weekly Group Tours

Experience NewGate in action through our weekly group tours. Witness our unique Montessori classrooms in action, the student-teacher dynamics, and the warm community that sets us apart. It's more than a tour—it's a glimpse into your child's potential future, thriving in our supportive and engaging learning environment. This can be your first step towards becoming part of the NewGate family.


Secondary Montessori Education Online for Global Scholars

As the Lab School of the Montessori Foundation, NewGate enjoys an international reputation, drawing students and their families from around the USA and abroad to join our dynamic online learning program. Our Global Campus program allows students from all over the world to continue their Montessori education in a global learning environment.

NewGate is a fantastic fit for students who have flourished in a Montessori school but have no Montessori middle or high school program in their community.


Talk With Admissions

Interested in learning more about NewGate but prefer a personal touch? Request a call to speak with our admissions team. This conversation is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss your child's educational needs, and explore how NewGate can cater to their unique learning journey. Our admissions team is here to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your child's future. It's a direct line to discovering the supportive, enriching educational environment that awaits at NewGate.


Ready To Start An Application?

Kick off your child's NewGate journey with our straightforward application process. Simply fill out the application form, and our admissions team will guide you through the next steps. Expect a smooth and informative experience, designed to make sure NewGate is the right fit for your family. We're here to answer any questions and support you at every turn. Start your application today and take the first step towards a transformative education for your child at NewGate.

Is NewGate Right For Your Teen?

In a world where middle school and high school often means getting lost in the crowd, NewGate School stands as a beacon for those who yearn to be heard and recognized for their unique contributions. Here, education transcends the traditional, embracing a journey of inquiry, discovery, and real-world application. If you're wondering whether NewGate is the right choice for your teenager, consider the following

  • Do you want your son or daughter to be known and not lost in the crowd? NewGate is ideal for students who question the world around them and seek deeper understanding beyond traditional learning.

  • Do you want a school where questions matter more than answers? Our teachers are trained to challenge students not by providing answers, but by asking questions that provoke thought, creativity, and a deeper understanding of the world

  • Is Your Teen Ready to Step Beyond the Conventional? NewGate students learn from each other in a respectful, inclusive community, embodying the Montessori principle of learning as a partnership.

  • Does Your Teen Thrive on Active Learning Rather Than Passive Memorization? Learning by doing is at the core of our philosophy. NewGate students engage with their studies hands-on, preparing them for real-world challenges and successes.

  • Does Your Teen Crave Meaningful Conversations and a Community That Values Depth? Our community thrives on interesting, insightful conversations and connections. NewGate is a place where students don’t just talk; they engage, challenge, and inspire one another.

  • Safety, Authenticity, and Making a Difference: Are These Non-Negotiable for Your Teen? Above all, NewGate is a safe space where students can truly be themselves, free from the pressures of fitting in or conforming to superficial social norms. Our students are part of an interesting community committed to making a real difference in the world.

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of those questions, then NewGate may be the perfect fit for your family!
Choosing NewGate for your middle or high school student is more than just selecting a school; it's choosing a pathway to independence, creativity, and a future where they not only fit in but stand out. Here, education is not just about academics; it's about preparing your teen to navigate the complexities of life with confidence, compassion, and the courage to think differently. Welcome to NewGate School, where the leaders, thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow are nurtured today.

Why Families Love NewGate

The future belongs to those who think outside of the box, solve problems, create new solutions, and get people to work together to get things accomplished.

Our course of study prepares students for both college and life. NewGate School’s meaningful work is to cultivate each student’s human potential by investing in our core values, being people of principle, deep thinkers, life-long learners, balanced beings, responsive friends and citizens, and courageous advocates.

Best and Next Montessori Practices

NewGate serves as the Lab School of the Montessori Foundation, and is at the forefront of implementing and evolving Montessori education. We integrate foundational and innovative practices to offer an exceptional
Montessori experience, emphasizing authentic programs, student leadership, and a strong community partnership.

Nurturing, Collaborative Community

Our families appreciate the supportive, inclusive environment at NewGate, where students collaborate and learn from each other, building lasting friendships and a strong sense of belonging within a global community.

Education Tailored to the Child

Parents love that NewGate's authentic Montessori education is child-centered, offering personalized learning paths that respect and nurture each child's interests, strengths, and pace, ensuring they are not just learning but thriving.

What Families Are Saying About NewGate

All three of my grandchildren attend New Gate. The oldest is a graduate now and is doing well at university. I can't imagine them going anywhere else. I love the mentoring of the older students to the younger ones. The students are taught how to be respectful, not only to adults but also to each other—something our public schools fail to do.

I only wish I had found the Montessori method of teaching when my children were in school.

Cindy Anderson

New Gate has been an immeasurable and invaluable blessing to our family! Having searched for many years to find the "right fit" for our children, it was immediately clear upon walking onto this campus that the school was truly special and rare. It feels like arriving home, and the staff feel like old friends and family. There's a warmth and a welcome that makes it so different in an amazing way from any other education building. So much thought and effort goes into creating an atmosphere for kids and families to feel safe and loved and ensuring that every kid is well taken care of and that each family is satisfied and comfortable. Thanks for all you do New Gate!

A NewGate Mom

I am a 2018 graduate of NewGate. I went on to graduate from Georgia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering. Today, I have a wonderful position with Starlink. I attended NewGate from 18 months of age through high school. NewGate helped me tremendously to become the person that I am today. The school teaches academics, independent thinking, kindness, and most of all, it has instilled in me a love of learning that will never go away.

Ben Bogard
Class of 2018


Your Paragraph text goes Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet


Your Paragraph text goes Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet


Your Paragraph text goes Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if a Montessori education is right for my family?

Our parents self-select their family for NewGate. Choosing Montessori, especially at NewGate, means embracing an educational journey that diverges from the conventional path. It's perfect for families who believe education should ignite curiosity, foster independence, and develop critical thinkers ready to lead.

At NewGate, we prioritize deep, meaningful learning over ticking boxes on a standardized curriculum. This approach might not align with families seeking a traditional educational trajectory focused solely on grades and standardized test scores.

Our school is for the bold, the creative, and the inquisitive—families who value a learning environment where questions are celebrated, and every child's potential is nurtured.

NewGate isn't the right fit for those looking for a rigid, one-size-fits-all education or who measure success only through traditional academic benchmarks.

We're crafting future innovators, leaders, and compassionate citizens who think beyond the classroom. If you're ready to see your child in a place where they're not just taught but inspired, where education is about exploring the 'why' behind the 'what,' NewGate awaits.

However, if the prospect of a non-traditional, student-led learning experience feels daunting, or if adherence to state-mandated curricula is a priority, then NewGate might not be the ideal choice for your family.

How does NewGate ensure academic rigor while accommodating students with diverse learning needs?

NewGate champions a robust, inclusive educational model that sees diversity as strength. Our curriculum is challenging and designed to unlock each student's potential, whether they're gifted, curious explorers, or innovative thinkers. Through personalized learning paths and a supportive community, NewGate students — from those with exceptionalities to those who are academically gifted — are all encouraged to become the best version of themselves, paving the way for inventors, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow.

What role does the Montessori Foundation play at NewGate?

The Montessori Foundation is pivotal in shaping NewGate's curriculum, serving as both a beacon of Montessori philosophy and an innovator of modern educational practices. The Foundation, known for 'writing the book' on integrating Montessori principles into every aspect of school life, guides NewGate in embodying these practices.

From crafting an authentic Montessori program at each educational level to fostering a strong community based on partnership and leadership, the Foundation's influence ensures NewGate remains on the forefront of educational excellence.

By aligning closely with the Foundation, NewGate offers a curriculum that is a blend of time-honored Montessori methods and cutting-edge educational innovations, tailored to empower our students as tomorrow's inventors, entrepreneurs, and global thinkers.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes. Financial aid is determined by the NewGate Financial Aid Committee with information from a third party, FACTS.

Every year we meet families who would like to send their children to NewGate who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. We ask each family to focus on whether NewGate is genuinely the right match for their family’s values and their children’s needs, interests, abilities, and learning approach.

Finding families who are the right “fit” takes effort and is our priority. Each year, our budget allows for tuition assistance for families with demonstrated need.

We ask that each family pay their share of the total cost of their child’s tuition to the best of their ability. Using our resources, we do our best to support and partner with families and to broaden the reach of the NewGate mission.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, through the state of Florida. Families who seek help can also apply for Florida State Scholarships through Step Up For Students. You can learn more at

Are you accepting applications?

Yes. We are accepting applications for the 2024–2025 school year. We are also accepting applications for the current school year, depending on space availability.

What if I have questions about the admissions process?

We recommend filling out the form on this page and requesting a call with our Admissions team. We'll contact you shortly to schedule a time to speak and get your questions answered.

Are You Ready To Get To Know Us?

Get the information you need to enroll with confidence