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Jerry Chambers

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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.

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 Extended Care hours.


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.


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, and technology complements our strong academic primary program.


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.


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. 




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


Gateway Academy exists to partner with families to prepare students to impact the world for Jesus Christ, through Biblical teaching, academic excellence, and a Christ-centered environment.