Academic excellence, Godly standards, and uncompromised Biblical truths are the cornerstones of Gateway Academy. Our faith-based teaching philosophy is centered in the Biblical view, to train each child cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Appreciation for Fine Arts and Foreign Language is instilled through individualized class programs in Art, Music, Spanish, Physical Education and Chapel. Our low student to teacher ratios allows us to provide opportunities for individualized instruction, as well as consistent discipline. Although teachers are free to supplement Gateway's curriculum elements as best fits their teaching style and student needs, the curriculum elements listed below are our main instructional tools.
As a private Christian school, Gateway Academy has the unique opportunity to select the strongest programs for each subject area. We have chosen the A Beka curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears and Saxon Early Learning for our foundational curriculum in K3, PreK and Kindergarten. Our preschool classrooms are designed around the developmental needs of our students. Young children learn best when new information is presented to them in a format that is hands-on and manipulative in nature so they can experience their learning with all of their senses. Our classrooms are structured in a format that engages children in these types of discovery activities for the majority of their day.
Our elementary students then transition into Mosdos Press Literature, Shurley English, Accelerated Reader and A Beka for language arts. The selection of Saxon Mathematics, Purposeful Design Math, Bible and Science curriculum along with A Beka Social Studies round out our course material for this age group.
Middle school is a time for students to master key subject areas such as reading comprehension, writing and mathematical concepts as they prepare for high school and ultimately college and careers. Gateway utilizes Shurley English, Mosdos Press Literature, Accelerated Reader, the Institute for Excellence in Writing, Big Idea Mathematics and ALEKS to build this educational foundation. The middle school years are also a time for students to learn about a variety of disciplines in the worlds of science and social studies. Students explore earth, life, and physical science through Apologia's Exploring with Science curriculum and world history, world geography, American history and civics through Pearson’s My World curriculum and A Beka Social Studies. Gateway middle school classes also focus daily on the study of God’s Holy Bible and attend a weekly chapel worship service.