Does GATE have a place in primary schools? Finding the perfect school for a child is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. But when it comes to students who are gifted and talented in academics, finding a school that will challenge the student and foster their abilities is of the utmost importance. When GATE programs are typically offered only in high schools, the question must be asked, does GATE also have a rightful place in a primary school setting? Gifted students will begin to demonstrate behaviours like acting out, misbehaving and refusing to do their work in order to find other ways to keep themselves occupied, not because they are mischievous students, but because their gift is not being advanced. The negative behavioral effects seen in gifted children that have not been given an adequate environment to express their needs and challenge their intellect have been widely and universally noted.