• Gifted and Talented Education

    Esther Lindstrom Elementary provides a variety of opportunities for gifted and talented students. Our GATE facilitator plans and organizes enrichment opportunities for our students and is in charge of the identification and annual GATE testing process. Visit this site periodically to receive the most up-to-date information.

    Meet Esther Lindstrom's GATE Facilitator:
    Lara Cummins

    For more information on the G.A.T.E. program, click here to visit BUSD's district website.

    Cimi- Catalina Island Marine Institute

    GATE students interested in marine biology and island ecology have an opportunity each year to attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute trip. Students and chaperoning teachers launch from Long Beach on a Friday traveling by boat to Catalina, landing in Toyon Bay for a three day outdoor science experience returning home on Sunday afternoon. While in Toyon Bay, students participate in hands-on learning activities as well as have an opportunity to snorkel in search of sea life.