Learn By Doing

No responsibility as a parent is more precious than teaching our children to grow in wisdom and in knowledge as they grow in stature and walk towards the plans God has for them. And, during no other years is this more true than the middle school years, when cultivating a strong identity in Christ and establishing healthy life and academic practices are vital.

Gateway Academy’s Middle School program consists of children in 6th-8th grades. Middle school is a thrilling and challenging time of transition 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. Gateway’s middle school curriculum consists of Shurley English, Institute for Excellence in Writing, Mosdos Press Literature, Wordly Wise Vocabulary, Big Ideas Mathematics, Pearson’s My World Social Studies and Apologia’s Exploring with Science. Focusing on language arts skill development, mathematical fluency, technology integration, critical thinking and scientific discovery are priorities for our Gateway middle school years.

Beyond the Books

Academic excellence, Godly standards, and uncompromised Biblical truths are the cornerstones of Gateway Academy middle school. Our faith based teaching philosophy is centered in the Biblical view, to train each child cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Elective classes each week help students shine in areas of student leadership, missionary cultivation, artistic and visual arts, yearbook, fitness, foreign language and technology. Field trip experiences to Crystal River, Florida (6th grade), Washington DC and Key West (7th & 8th grade) extend expand student learning outside the walls of the classroom and connect real-life applications to classroom instruction.


Call For Inquiry

(850) 654 – 9095


  • School hours are 8:00am–2:30pm, with drop-off supervision beginning at 7:45am.
  • Classes meet five days a week, Monday – Friday.

More Info:

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact admissions at theriot@destinygatewayacademy.com or 850.654.9095.



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 feel secure knowing God’s presence is a part of these children’s everyday activities and will be a mindful influence in their decision making as they mature into the world of challenges we know.

– The Pierce Family

Gateway has been a blessing to our family. The teachers are so special.  I have never seen a more compassionate group of professionals who give their whole hearts to ensuring each child is not only learning, but is loved. 

-The Parmeley Family