About the Jack A. Sullivan Library
The primary goal of the Jack A. Sullivan Library at Gateway High School is to help the entire Gateway community of students, parents, and staff utilize resources that facilitate both the learning and teaching of a rigorous academic curriculum.
The library has over 1,500 volumes that were selected to support the curriculum, as well as a wide selection of reading books and magazine subscriptions for pleasure reading. There are also 24 computers featuring the latest software available for student use.
Soon after Gateway moved into its 7th Avenue location, Board member Lisille Matheson began planning for a library. Her neighbor, Catherine Sullivan, wanted to support Gateway's academic program and decided to donate funds to create and sustain the library program in honor of her late husband, Jack Sullivan. The beautiful room, with tables handmade by Henry Matheson, grandly opened in February 2001. Now in our second location on Scott Street, the library was able to expand the availability of volumes to reflect student interest. The library enjoys a close relationship and support from the San Francisco Public Library.