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Principal’s Welcome Note


Dear Gateway Community,

I’m delighted to welcome all returning and new students and families to Gateway International Montessori School. Gateway is a learning community that is committed to helping every child to grow socially, emotionally, and academically in a safe and nurturing environment. We are eager to have all learners back on campus and have another exciting year full of remarkable learning opportunities.

It’s my great honor to be part of Gateway as the School Principal and the Dean of Academics. I consider myself a lifelong learner who strives to contribute positively to society, human well-being, and development. In view of that, I’m avid to research teaching, learning, and leadership from different perspectives. My passion for exploring diverse methods to support learners with engaging and empowering learning opportunities started nearly twenty years ago. Throughout the years, I took part in the international educational field as an educator, administrator, professional trainer, and academic consultant for international schools in and out of Egypt. My educational background entails several diplomas in teaching adolescent learners, coaching, school leadership, and a Master’s degree in International Education and Policy from American University in Cairo (AUC) coupled with being a certified International Baccalaureate (IB) Head of School and a certified Association Montessori International (AMI) School Administrator.

At Gateway, we pride ourselves on having a loving and caring community that strives to cultivate a generation of balanced, ethical, independent inquirers, and creative problem solvers. Furthermore, as a community, we consider every challenge an opportunity to learn and develop. I would like to pay tribute to all our dedicated teachers, resilient students, and supportive parents for their outstanding commitment to adapting to the unprecedented challenges posed by the ongoing outbreak of the pandemic. It is a solemn duty to protect yourself and others, so lead by example in all aspects! This effort cannot be achieved on an individual basis; it requires diligent commitment from everyone.

In closing, I wish to stress that the safety of our students, staff, and families while providing quality education is our foremost priority. Given that, these goals will remain at the heart of our decision-making process. I’m confident that our enduring collaborative efforts and responsible collective response will allow us to navigate this new reality efficiently as a resilient cooperative community.

Wishing you a safe, happy, and fruitful academic year!


Passant Hegazy

Gateway School Principal

Gateway International Montessori School is a candidate school for IB

Gateway International Montessori School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, pursuing authorization as an IB World School by September 2023. 
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

We are Online.

Since the safety of our beloved students is our number one priority, we are starting the new trimester online.
We appreciate the efforts and dedication of our teachers, who are doing their best through this difficult time.
Keep your hopes up to pass this hard time and get the best results out of it.
Stay safe, stay home

Gateway Mandarin Learners Achievement

Gateway Mandarin Learners Achievement
It is with great pride and honor to announce one of the greatest achievements of our Mandarin learners that were shared lately with our dedicated Mandarin senior teacher, Ms. Olivia Azmy.
At Gateway, we strive to support our students’ participation in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global to prepare them to be effective global citizens. Hence, our school is one of the international schools across the world that implements the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP); it is a funded program that exclusively targets foreign language instruction in elementary and secondary schools.
Our learners improved their ranking to be the 4th in the list of the reputable international schools that apply this language proficiency program in the USA, Canada, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain.
Keep up the great work!

Having fun at Gateway

Having fun at Gateway
* Origami
* Design your own jewelry
* Puzzle games
* Feed the Clown

Student Council Elections

Gateway Student Council Elections 2020
Our Students in their early steps towards democracy...

Parent Teacher Association

Put your hands together for our Gateway newly elected Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
Together we can make a difference!

Art Competition

Our young artists in their very first steps toward achieving their potentials...
Under the supervision of Ms. Marwa and Ms. Ayda, here are the names of our bright stars with a glimpse of their talent
Ahmed El Masry G2
Ziad Mohamed G3
Laila Fakharany G3
Jamila Mostafa G5
Salma El Kholy G5
Hassan Fakharany G5
Carma El Masry G6
Logina Ahmed G7
Jana Tarek G8

British English Olympics 2021

Dear Gateway Family Members 

We are pleased to announce that this year, Gateway International Montessori School has been selected as one of the most prestigious and academically recognized schools in EGYPT to participate in the British English Olympics 2021 (BEO) in The United Kingdom and with its primary objective being in an event to develop various abilities that will strengthen the integral learning process of the English language. This academic competition is very unique in that the students will have the opportunity to get to know and to live in a genuine British cultural setting as well as having the opportunity to live alongside more than 35 different nationalities from Latin American, Europe and Asia.


Our students are our greatest asset and strengthening their character is our responsibility. Upper elementary and middle school led the school-wide "I RESPECT" campaign to promote confidence and having due regard for themselves, others, and the surroundings. Special thanks to Captain Mina for conducting an engaging workshop to encourage our students voice their experiences, views, and use strategies to maintain healthy relationships.

Celebrating the birth of Prophet Mohamed

Celebrating the birth of Prophet Mohamed with our students is always a precious opportunity to learn more about his life and how he (PBUH) was an exemplary role model in being kind and merciful.

The parent-teacher conference

The parent-teacher conference (PTC) is always a great opportunity to share valuable insights about our students' academic, social, and emotional development based on classroom observations, ongoing assessment, and comprehensive portfolios.
We greatly value and respect this collaborative relationship between home and school and the exceptional commitment and adherence to the health precautions that Gateway community has shown to make our PTC safe and fruitful.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Gateway International Montessori School celebrates the great 6th of October victory.


With great pride in our lands and its people, Gateway International Montessori School celebrates the great 6th of October victory.
It is vital for Gateway to carve in our students' minds
the great sacrifice and efforts our Grandparents did to keep our lands safe and to teach our students to do the same in the future.
We hope our students learn from our great history and keep spreading peace everywhere they go.

School Uniform Shop for Academic Year 2020 - 2021

School Uniform Shop for Academic Year 2020 - 2021, Click here to download.

Academic Year Calendar 2020-2021

Gateway International Montessori School Academic Year Calendar 2020-2021
Download Calendar

International School Teacher Diploma

The teacher’s training session hosted by Mr. Ahmed AbdelMaksoud is held every Saturdays. You can still apply by filling in this application form to maintain a place! 

Gateway Newsletter - Second Edition

Gateway International Montessori School is proud to announce the second Newsletter this year. Click on the link to check it out

Orman Charity Association - Ramadan Packing

Gateway welcomed the month of Ramadan with a heart filled with peace, harmony and joy. May the divine blessings of Allah protect and guide you. Gateway International Montessori School's lovely students decided to help others by packing Ramadan bags with the support of Orman Charity Association. We are very proud of their enthusiasm while packing the bags.

EAM Foundations Ramadan Packing at Gateway International Montessori School

Ramadan is a good opportunity to share your blessings. Gateway International Montessori School hosted an event EAM Foundations held. Gateway also played a role in sharing and teaching good deeds. It was a memorable and useful day for these lovely kids. Such events teaches kids the importance of giving back to the community along with their important role.

Ramadan Way


Pickup all your needs for ramadan with a lot of fun and activities 

Friday 12 April from 1pm to 8 pm .

Discovering my child – Open House

We are cordially inviting you and your child to attend our Annual Open House on Saturday March, 16, 2019 Avail up to 20% off tuition fees for SY 2019-2020 We are celebrating the importance of Moms and International Women Empowerment in March. As part of this endeavor, we are offering our enlightenment and knowledge for all mothers to be able to understand the academic development of her child along with his/her psychological development from early childhood to adulthood Program includes: • International Educational Systems in Gateway by the Academic Team • Tour around the School • The 5 Languages of Love for Children Workshop-by Coach Hanan Sabry, Intellect Coaching School • A variety of Montessori activities prepared for children Time 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Location: Katameya Gardens Compound- 5th Settlement - New Cairo Kindly register your attendance in the link below to get premium offers up to 20% off tuition fees. You can register now: Click Here


Gateway family cordially invites our precious mums and grand mums to our special VIP Day event.

National Holiday


Dear Parents,

Kindly be notified that Gateway IMS will be closed on Thursday, 25th January due to the official public holiday.

Open House

Only a few days to go! Don't miss your chance to learn more about what makes Gateway unique.

Our Open Houses start at 10 a.m on either:-Tuesday the 16th of January or 
Saturday the 3rd of February.

All guests are, kindly, required to register before coming

Gateway International Montessori School at Child Expo


Explore our booth at Child Expo!

"To consider the school as a place where instruction is given is one point of view. But, to consider the school as a preparation for life is another. In the latter case, the school must satisfy all the needs of life."
Maria Montessori

School Announcement


Dear Parents,
This is to confirm that the Gateway picnic will be held on Friday 29th - not tomorrow.
We will be welcoming students as of the 24th September 2017, according to the schedule below:
Sunday, September 24th:
First Phase-In Half Day for EC3, LE3
Monday, September 25th:
Second Phase-In Half Day for EC3&2, LE3&2, UE4,5
Tuesday, September 26th:
Third Phase-In Half Day for EC1,2,3 LE 1,2,3, UE 4,5
Wednesday, September 27th:
Fourth Phase-In Half Day for ALL students
Thank you

Heliopolis Sporting Club

Come join us at Heliopolis Sporting Club! Gateway's interactive booth will be on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th of March from 12 pm to 8 pm.

Mother's Day Party - Mada Preschool Nursery - Heliopolis

Mother's Day Party - Mada Preschool Nursery - Heliopolis 

Mama's day - Down Town - New Cairo

Mama's day - Down Town - New Cairo

Mother's Day Festival - Sesame Club Nursery - New Cairo

Mother's Day Festival - Sesame Club Nursery - New Cairo

Teachers' Workshop

Creating Peaceable Learning Communities through Informed Classroom Leadership
This workshop is designed to help teachers understand the unique dynamics of a Montessori approach to discipline for children at every level. Workshop participants will learn about the philosophy and methodology of Maria Montessori’s approach to discipline and how her insights and methods, developed over a century ago, still inform our work today. Teachers will explore the three levels of obedience and the preparation of both the teacher and the environment. Teachers will survey the basic needs of children and identify how the Montessori classroom provides an appropriate framework for meeting our most fundamental needs. Teachers will learn how to create a classroom culture that includes the perfect balance of nurturing and reasonable limit setting so that children evolve, grow and learn to be self-disciplined and internally motivated to make positive choices in their ever day behaviors. Practical use of such skills and techniques as using Encouraging Language, Affirmation, Class Gatherings, I-Statements, Logical and Natural Consequences, and Firm versus Soft Language and Actions will also be presented and practiced. An overview of the strategies and skills children need to develop peaceable behaviors will also be introduced.

HT-P Horse Times Show Event

HT-P Horse Times Show Event 

Workshop : Learning From The Inside Out

Research Validates Outcomes of Montessori’s Insights and Approach

Workshop : Learning From The Inside Out

Outcomes of a Montessori Education

Your Child Expo | 1-3 December, 2016 | Dusit Thani Hotel

Explore all different forms of child-related topics, activities & services during a three-day event filled with benefit & fun!