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Highcliff Elementary GATE

The North Hills Elementary GATE program creates academically challenging and intellectually stimulating learning opportunities to meet the needs of advanced learners. While providing enrichment and a broad spectrum of educational opportunities, the gifted program recognizes the unique abilities, talents, interests, and needs of identified gifted students as well as high-achieving learners. Our commitment is to foster the development of critical thinking skills, higher-level cognitive skills, and independent and cooperative learning to challenge the individual learner to reach their fullest potential and instill a love of learning.

Field Trip Information
  • Sept. 26 – Grade 6 GATE to "Downtown Dragons: An Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh"
  • Oct. 18 – Grade 5 GATE to Bricolage Radio Production Company
  • Dec. 8 – K-2 GATE and Enrichment to Phipps Conservatory
  • Dec. 20 – Grade 3 GATE to the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh
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For more information about the Highcliff GATE program, please contact Lisa DiNapoli at
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Pittsburgh, PA 15229
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