Universal Pre-kindergarten

Gateway Academy (GA) operates two universal pre-kindergarten classes (UPKs) for children 4 years of age before December 31. The Academy's UPK program is funded through NYC's Department of Education's Pre-K for All Initiative and is therefore tuition-free. 


Teachers are NYS certified and experienced early childhood educators. The curriculum is hands-on through learning centers with a theme-based approach. 


GA's UPKs hold up to 20 students per class each school year. Space is limited so If you, or someone you know, is interested in enrolling a child, the first step is to apply by contacting Mrs. Melanie Swartout, GA's Director of Education for UPK: 718.966.8695 ext. 212 or mswartout@gatewayacademyny.org.