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    2021-22 Family Equipment Contract! 

    All Gateway students will receive a laptop to continue education one on one within the classrooms.  In order to streamline the process, this form MUST be filled out by parents.  Scan the QR code supplied here and fill out the form and be cleared to obtain your laptop for the 2021-22 School Year!  Please download the application so we can digitize this process and better clear individual students.  

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    Laptop Distribution Dates: 

    Sophomores - August 18 - 8am to 12pm

    Juniors - August 19 - 8am to 12pm

    Seniors - August 20 - 8am to 12pm

    Overflow - August 21 - 8am to 12pm

    ~Mr. Bova~

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  • Dear Gateway Family Member(s):

     We are pleased to announce that school uniforms and apparel can NOW be purchased online and via credit card prior to registration.  

     Uniforms and book bags purchased at the store must be paid in CASH, credit will not be an option.  

     All uniforms will be available for pickup on your assigned orientation day and the first week of school (Reminder: school starts on August 23).  Please note that specialty uniforms for Business Administration, Fire, EMS, Law, and Nursing will be available on or before September 13.

     We hope you enjoy our online store at, .If you have questions, please email me at

     In closing, please have a great rest of your summer and know that we are excited to see you!  

     -Dr. Polkinghorne

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  • New Student Orientation 2021-22

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Welcome Video



Welcome to Gateway

  • Gateway STEM High School

    GatewaySTEM Ext        5101 McRee
           St. Louis, MO 63110
           Office: 314.776.3300
           FAX: 314.244.1779
           Principal: Dr. Amy Phillips
           Hours: 7:10 - 2:07 
           Grades: 9-12

           Click HERE for a map


Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Science, technology, engineering, and math: Embracing diversity and inspiring critical thinking through innovative career and college pathways.

    Our Vision: Empowering diverse career and college ready innovators to evolve with the world. Learners today. Leaders tomorrow!


Principal's Corner

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    Growing up, I admired my family’s love for education.  My grandmother was a school cook and my mother was a special education teacher.  In fact, when I wasn’t attending school myself or participating in school related activities, I was in my mother’s classroom working independently with children who had special needs.  I began as a volunteer tutor as I completed my high school course work and earned what would amount to an associate’s degree in child development through dual credit courses at the local junior college. 

    I then attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where I was a member of the cross-country and track teams. I completed my student teaching at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois and graduated in the winter of 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication Education and a minor in English. 

    In 1998, I accepted a job with the Ritenour School District as a teacher in their alternative school.  I worked with 4-12th grade students who were struggling in the traditional school setting. 

    In 1999, I was given an opportunity to run a YMCA facility in the city, and so I left the alternative school to work with children and adults of all ages to build not just their minds, but their body and spirit as well. 

    In 2000, I left the YMCA to accept my first “real” teaching job, teaching Speech, English and Theatre for the Bayless School District in St. Louis, Missouri.  Part of my assignment there included directing 2 plays a year, cheerleading coach, senior class sponsor, drama club sponsor, pep club sponsor, professional development district secretary, curriculum writing, Renaissance sponsor, hospitality committee chair, and a conglamorance of other duties that are inherently assigned to young teachers. 

    In the meantime, I completed my master’s degree in educational administration through Southwest Baptist University. 

    In 2002, the Bayless School District created an athletic director position for me that would compliment my experiences in college athletics, the YMCA and educating kids.  I completed those responsibilities part time and continued to teach part time.  I also found time to teach as part of the adjunct faculty at Sanford Brown College. 

    The following year, I accepted an administrative position with the Hillsboro School District in Hillsboro, Missouri where I spent three years serving as a Building Principal, Assistant Principal, and Activities Director for the District.

    While there, I completed my Specialist Degree in Superintendency with Southwest Baptist University and finished all of the coursework needed to complete my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through UMSL.

    In 2006, I accepted a position in the St Louis Public School District as Principal at the Williams Ninth Grade Academy. I spent two years there creating a world renowned ninth grade program until the district closed the facility due to lack of funding.

    In 2008, I moved into a central office position working as an assistant to the superintendent in the capacity of director of recruitment and student placement.  This provided me with an extensive background in the magnet school programs and their benefit to the SLPS.

    In 2009, I was given a very challenging yet rewarding opportunity to turn around a struggling magnet school.  At Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, I had the distinct pleasure of utilizing the arts to help motivate and cultivate the minds of hundreds of young people to achieve academic greatness as well as inherent creative talent.  CVPA graduated numerous talents who went on to find artistic success while we also became the 25th best High School in the state.

    While there, I also oversaw 5 other schools as a support principal and somehow still found the time to start another doctoral program with Missouri Baptist and earned my terminal degree in 2011.

    In 2015, I was asked to take another Central Office position as a Network Superintendent overseeing the middle and high schools. I was charged with the mission-critical task of setting and meeting academic standards, developing instructional resources and creating best-in-class educational offerings that address the needs of the district’s students.

    I have been honored to be selected as the recipient of the Peabody Leaders in Education Award, the Teach for America Principal of the Year Award and the Pettus Principal Award during my time with the St. Louis Public Schools. I hold an MS and Ed. S in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University and Ed .D in Education Leadership from Missouri Baptist University.

    Outside of my work with SLPS, I enjoy serving as an adjunct professor for Lindenwood University’s Educational Administration Program and spending time with my 3 children: Ryder, age 7; Beckem and Bentley, (twins) age 5.

    As you can see, the past twenty-three years have provided me with a wealth of experience in education.  None of which, however, could completely prepare me for the challenges ahead.  Education is a very fluid profession and as the needs of children change, so will I as an educator and leader. I love working with the students and parents at Gateway STEM.

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    Welcome to Gateway STEM High School, 2015-16 School Year!


    Gateway STEM High School

    5101 McRee

    St. Louis, MO 63110

    Phone: 314.776.3300

    Bell Times: 7:30 - 2:27


    Steven Clay, Principal


     Gateway STEM Vision and Mission Statement!

    Mission Statement

    Gateway STEM High School is committed to preparing our students for future educational and career success by offering challenging academic and specialized STEM programs. We focus on providing the highest level of individualized instruction for all students. Vision StatementGateway STEM High School is a regional leader in instructing diverse and well-rounded students on educational pathways of science, technology, engineering and mathematics using a college preparatory curriculum.


    The question is not always where we stand, but in which direction we are going; learners today, leaders tomorrow.



    Attached as Word Doc - New Mission and Visions - word doc


    Interested in Attending Gateway STEM High School? You must apply ...

    APPLICATION INFO:   Admissions Information!

    Attached is a uniform order form that needs to go out to parents(especially freshmen and new students) - Uniform Order Form

    We will have one uniform pick up and order day on June 22 from 8 a.m. until noon. We will attempt to handle everything else during that registration week. The assembly room worked fine for us last time. We do not need the entire room if someone else needs to be in there for registration.

    Any questions - Let me know