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Hi and welcome to Gateway Academy!

Our mission at Gateway Academy is to instill the love of Jesus Christ in the hearts of our children. Our desire is to partner with families in building Christian character and academic excellence in our students, so they may impact their world for our savior, Jesus Christ.

At Gateway, we offer a challenging education anchored in the truth and grace of Jesus Christ. We provide a safe and secure learning environment that gives our students the opportunity to thrive academically, and equip them to be leaders, bringing light to the world (Matthew 5:14).

On behalf of our faculty and staff, it is our privilege to invite you for a personal visit to our campus.  We believe you will sense the warmth and genuine care we have for our students. So please, give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Jerry Chambers
HEAD OF SCHOOL

Sondra Dutram
PRINCIPAL

Welcome to Gateway

About Us

Gateway’s Pre-K program focuses on nurturing each student’s natural curiosity in a loving and encouraging environment. Hands-on, developmental discovery allows our children to explore, create, and learn while exploring God’s world and building strong friendships. Classes meet five days a week from 8:00am-2:30pm with optional after-school care hours.

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With a growing sense of independence from PreK, Kindergarten is a time when students begin to make connections across academic areas. Our K classrooms focus on building strong readers through phonics instruction, on cultivating critical thinking through hands-on mathematics learning, and on instilling a love for writing and science experimentation. Daily Bible learning, P.E. classes, recess, and weekly music, art and Chapel classes round out our K academic program.

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At the elementary level, key subject areas such as reading, language arts, and math are the focus of our developmentally challenging curriculum. In 1st – 3rd grades, children begin the process of becoming responsible students who are encouraged to develop good work habits as well as think critically. Special area classes such as daily physical education, art, music, science lab, library, technology, and Spanish complements our strong academic primary program.

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The intermediate grades are critical years for transition and growth. Our 4th & 5th grade years are characterized by an emphasis on higher level thinking skills, team study, and organizational skills… all put in place to help prepare our children for academic success in their upcoming middle school years. Our 4th & 5th grade rooms are safe places for students to find what sparks their academic interests while diving deep into specific learning experiences, participating in memory making field trips to our state capital and NASA’s Space Camp and engaging in hands-on project and lively discussions.

LEARN MORE>>

Middle school is a thrilling and challenging time as students move from the structure of elementary school and begin to prepare for the increased responsibilities of high school. Our 6th – 8th grade team recognizes the importance of carefully crafting programs and individualizing instruction to help students flourish academically, spiritually, physically, and socially. Students in these middle years take two language arts classes each day, receive differentiated math instruction that allows for the possibility of high school credits, experiment with scientific principles in our science lab, participate in daily Bible study groups, are exposed to foreign language opportunities, physical education activities, and technology instruction. Classroom learning is enhanced through annual science and history trips including Crystal River, Florida, Washington D.C. and Key West. 

LEARN MORE>>

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

The admissions process at Gateway Academy is designed to match students with the mission of the school. Our process includes application submission, tours for parents, and a student evaluation visit. This process helps families, students, and the school make placement decisions that will lead to future success.

Re-enrollment for current Gateway families occurs each February. New student applications will be accepted starting the first week of March for the upcoming year.

Learn More >>

School Affiliation & Accreditation

An Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) designation demonstrates the extreme importance that participating schools place on excellence in education and student spiritual development. Gateway Academy, in an effort to honor God through our continual enhancement of the professional and personal spiritual development of our staff and to remain on the cutting edge of our curriculum accomplishments, is proud to be an affiliated member of ACSI.

Testing and Standards

Monitoring student growth and learning needs is of extreme importance to us here at Gateway Academy. To this end, all of our students, starting in Kindergarten, participate annually in the nationally-normed TerraNova3® Achievement Test. This assessment allows our teachers to administer benchmark testing, monitor growth and identify any specific learning gaps or needs in our student’s development. Administering the TerraNova3® also lets us see the achievement levels of our students in comparison to other students across the nation in both public and other ACSI Christian schools.

Social Media

Connecting with us on social media is a great way to find out about all that’s going on at Gateway, get a glimpse of campus life, and see the heart of our school. View the latest posts on our Gateway Academy Facebook and Instagram feeds at:
Facebook
Instagram

Faculty & Staff

Gateway Academy has been blessed with an extraordinary team of dedicated educators who are passionate about education and fully invested in helping students live into the fullness of God’s plan for their lives. They are leaders in their fields (50% hold masters degrees or higher) and the heart of our school.

Job Opportunities

As a private Christian school, Gateway seeks faculty who profess Christ as Lord and who desire to integrate that faith into all aspects of their lives, especially their teaching. Gateway’s desire is to have faculty who give witness to the children through lives led and through sharing their own faith journey with students. The hiring process involves a need for mutual commitment to educational philosophy and the school’s Christian mission.

Interested in a career at Gateway? Want to review our current job opportunities? Click Here >> 

Calendar

March 23rd-May 1st

Campus Closed due to Covid-19 / Student Remote Learning Program Activated

May 1st

Gateway Academy Field Day (Postponed)

May 25th

Memorial Day Holiday

May 26th - May 29th

End-of-Year Events & Honors Programs

May 29th

Student’s Last Day for 2019-2020 

General Info

Principal: Sondra Dutram

Grade Levels: Pre-K – 8th Grade

Non-Discrimination Policy

Dress Code Policy

School Calendar

Location

122 Poinciana Blvd.
Miramar Beach FL, 32550

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 2:30pm
2019-2020: August – May

Hi and welcome to Gateway Academy!

Our mission at Gateway Academy is to instill the love of Jesus Christ in the hearts of our children. Our desire is to partner with families in building Christian character and academic excellence in our students, so they may impact their world for our savior, Jesus Christ.

At Gateway, we offer a challenging education anchored in the truth and grace of Jesus Christ. We provide a safe and secure learning environment that gives our students the opportunity to thrive academically, and equip them to be leaders, bringing light to the world (Matthew 5:14).

On behalf of our faculty and staff, it is our privilege to invite you for a personal visit to our campus.  We believe you will sense the warmth and genuine care we have for our students. So please, give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Jerry Chambers
HEAD OF SCHOOL

Sondra Dutram
PRINCIPAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn More

About Us

Gateway’s Pre-K program focuses on nurturing each student’s natural curiosity in a loving and encouraging environment. Hands-on, developmental discovery allows our children to explore, create, and learn while exploring God’s world and building strong friendships. Classes meet five days a week from 8:00am-2:30pm with optional after-school care hours.

LEARN MORE >>

With a growing sense of independence from PreK, Kindergarten is a time when students begin to make connections across academic areas. Our K classrooms focus on building strong readers through phonics instruction, on cultivating critical thinking through hands-on mathematics learning, and on instilling a love for writing and science experimentation. Daily Bible learning, P.E. classes, recess, and weekly music, art and Chapel classes round out our K academic program.

LEAN MORE>>

At the elementary level, key subject areas such as reading, language arts, and math are the focus of our developmentally challenging curriculum. In 1st – 3rd grades, children begin the process of becoming responsible students who are encouraged to develop good work habits as well as think critically. Special area classes such as daily physical education, art, music, science lab, library, technology, and Spanish complements our strong academic primary program.

LEARN MORE>>

The intermediate grades are critical years for transition and growth. Our 4th & 5th grade years are characterized by an emphasis on higher level thinking skills, team study, and organizational skills… all put in place to help prepare our children for academic success in their upcoming middle school years. Our 4th & 5th grade rooms are safe places for students to find what sparks their academic interests while diving deep into specific learning experiences, participating in memory making field trips to our state capital and NASA’s Space Camp and engaging in hands-on project and lively discussions.

LEARN MORE>>

Middle school is a thrilling and challenging time as students move from the structure of elementary school and begin to prepare for the increased responsibilities of high school. Our 6th – 8th grade team recognizes the importance of carefully crafting programs and individualizing instruction to help students flourish academically, spiritually, physically, and socially. Students in these middle years take two language arts classes each day, receive differentiated math instruction that allows for the possibility of high school credits, experiment with scientific principles in our science lab, participate in daily Bible study groups, are exposed to foreign language opportunities, physical education activities, and technology instruction. Classroom learning is enhanced through annual science and history trips including Crystal River, Florida, Washington D.C. and Key West. 

LEARN MORE>>

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

The admissions process at Gateway Academy is designed to match students with the mission of the school. Our process includes application submission, tours for parents, and a student evaluation visit. This process helps families, students, and the school make placement decisions that will lead to future success.

Re-enrollment for current Gateway families occurs each February. New student applications will be accepted starting the first week of March for the upcoming year.

Learn More >>

School Affiliation & Accreditation

An Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) designation demonstrates the extreme importance that participating schools place on excellence in education and student spiritual development. Gateway Academy, in an effort to honor God through our continual enhancement of the professional and personal spiritual development of our staff and to remain on the cutting edge of our curriculum accomplishments, is proud to be an affiliated member of ACSI.

Testing and Standards

Monitoring student growth and learning needs is of extreme importance to us here at Gateway Academy. To this end, all of our students, starting in Kindergarten, participate annually in the nationally-normed TerraNova3® Achievement Test. This assessment allows our teachers to administer benchmark testing, monitor growth and identify any specific learning gaps or needs in our student’s development. Administering the TerraNova3® also lets us see the achievement levels of our students in comparison to other students across the nation in both public and other ACSI Christian schools.

Social Media

Connecting with us on social media is a great way to find out about all that’s going on at Gateway, get a glimpse of campus life, and see the heart of our school. View the latest posts on our Gateway Academy Facebook and Instagram feeds at:
Facebook
Instagram

Faculty & Staff

Gateway Academy has been blessed with an extraordinary team of dedicated educators who are passionate about education and fully invested in helping students live into the fullness of God’s plan for their lives. They are leaders in their fields (50% hold masters degrees or higher) and the heart of our school.

Job Opportunities

Gateway Academy, Destiny Worship Center’s PreK-3 through 8th grade private, Christian school, is growing! If you’d like to be a part of shaping this next generation for our Lord and Savior, explore the possibility of joining our school’s team. We are anticipating classroom openings due to growth in our preschool and elementary classrooms, along with subject specific openings (Full & Part-time) in our middle school. Click the link below for more information.

Click Here >> 

Calendar

March 23rd-May 1st

Campus Closed due to Covid-19 / Student Remote Learning Program Activated 

May 1st

Gateway Academy Field Day (Postponed)

May 25th

Memorial Day Holiday

May 26th - May 29th

End-of-Year Events & Honors Programs

May 29th

Student’s Last Day for 2019-2020 

General Info

Principal: Sondra Dutram

Grade Levels: Pre-K – 8th Grade

Non-Discrimination Policy

Dress Code Policy

School Calendar

Location

122 Poinciana Blvd.
Miramar Beach FL, 32550

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 2:30pm
2020-2021: August – May

Phone & Email

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

I am so thankful for the challenging yet developmentally appropriate academics that Gateway provides my daughter. The faith based philosophy and loving environment is unlike any other school I have seen. I believe Gateway is setting my daughter up for the best future.

– Jess Foy

I appreciate all that the staff at Gateway Academy have done to welcome my daughters and make them feel at home. They have made comments about how friendly the other students are at Gateway from the very first day they attended. The teachers were all wonderful about getting them adjusted and caught up in their classes. The students at Gateway were very warm and welcoming to the “new kids.”

– Kevin Wells

Gateway means a tremendous amount to my tiny family of three. It means I can drop my boys at school, and head off to work, knowing they are loved big, safe, and surrounded by edifying people who honestly live to grow them closer to God.

– Leah Petrey

OUR MISSION & VISION

Environment that is Christ-Centered
Education that is Challenging
Excellence that is Resolute

 

As an education outreach ministry of Destiny Worship Center, it is the deepest desire of Gateway Academy to
instill the love of Jesus Christ in the hearts of our children. Our desire is to partner with families
in building Christian character and academic excellence in our students, so they may impact
their world for our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Students

faculty & staff

Year Established

Get In Touch

LOCATION: 122 Poinciana Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

TELEPHONE: (850) 654-9095

EMAIL: info@destinygatewayacademy.com

SCHOOL HOURS: M-F | 8am - 2:30pm