Serving Diverse and Unique Learning Profiles

Our Educational Philosophy

Developmental Approach

Harnessing sensory-motor, speech and language, social-emotional, and cognitive domains to design age and ability appropriate instruction.

Observation & Data-Based Teaching

Observations and data-driven instruction, not a prescribed programme, guide teaching practices.


Emphasising critical thinking skills throughout the day, in all classes and activities.


Promoting student success through an orderly environment, clear expectations, and academic structures

Learning in a Group

Helping students work effectively as a team and draw from each other’s strengths to learn.

Strength Based Approach

Helping students work effectively as a team and draw from each other’s strengths to learn.


Gateway-Mumbai’s educational program is a balance of academics, arts and therapies. Our Academic Curriculum consists of a mix of internationally acclaimed, research-based programs that we have adapted for use in the Indian context. Here, emphasis is on developing independent problem-solving skills and critical thinking. Content covered in classes is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to undertake the IGCSE (Cambridge University Examinations) or NIOS (National Open University) subjects in Grade 10.

At Gateway, Therapies are integrated with academic services, and we offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and counselling services.

Our Arts Program includes classes such as Movement, Visual Art, Music, and Sports, all of which are integral components of Gateway’s holistic curriculum.

Outreach Programs

Our team at Gateway-Mumbai has been actively consolidating the tremendous amounts of learning being generated through the assimilation and application of data-driven practices introduced by our expert partners from around the world.

Further, this learning is being documented systematically with the aim of disseminating our evidence-based instructional approaches, methods and tools, to parents, educators and clinicians, all over India, through the following lines of action:

  • Providing systematic professional development to general and special education schools.
  • Workshops for professionals.
  • Workshops for parents.
  • Observation and school tours for educators/clinicians/student-teachers.
  • Mentoring interns in the field of education and therapies.


The Gateway School of Mumbai’s design is inspired by the belief that the environment is the 'Third Teacher', and it is further premised on the reality of the uniqueness of every Gateway student. From the development of the matrix of common spaces to the interior architectural zoning, services, lighting and material planning, each feature is integrated and designed to work around this idea.

The school site measures approximately 28,000 square feet, and currently has approximately 20,000 square feet of built up area. Our campus is located in Govandi – adjacent to Chembur in the geographic centre of Mumbai.