Who We Are

What We Believe

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR STEVE VAGGALIS

 

What is Gateway Academy?

The vision that God gave me for creating a place that would offer education, environment and excellence. Education that will help your children be challenged and advanced in our ever-evolving world. Environment that is Christ-centered and has zero tolerance for bullying and disrespect. Excellence that teaches children that its preparation, not perfection, that helps us reach our goals and glorify our God. 

I hope you’ll consider joining our Gateway family and being a part of
the fulfillment of this vision.. 

-Pastor Steve Vaggalis

What is Gateway Academy?
 

The vision that God gave me for Gateway Academy was to create a place that would offer education, enviornment and excellence. The education at Gateway will help your children be challenged and advaced in this ever evolving world. The enviornment is Christ-centereted and has zero tolerance for bullying and disrespect. The school carries an excellence with high standards. We teach the children at Gateway that excellence is preperation, not perfection. We hope that you will consider joining the Gateway family. 

-Pastor Steve Vaggalis

 

Who We Are

Our Mission

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.

OUR VISION

  • Environment that is Christ-Centered
  • Education that is Challenging
  • Excellence that is Resolute
What We Believe

OUR BELIEFS

  • We believe all children can learn.
  • We believe in the worth and dignity of every child.
  • We believe positive self-esteem is critical to academic success.
  • We believe that successful programs produce high achievement.
  • We believe that the home, the church, the school and the community are all critical influences in preparing students to excel in society.
  • We believe in the necessity of teaching our children through the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God about the virgin birth, sinless life, resurrection and deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • We believe learning is not isolated but integrated across the curriculum.
  • We believe effective teachers prepare for and facilitate creative learning.
  • We believe developmentally appropriate activities create successful learning for every child.
  • We believe that respect is essential to success, whether it be to the student, teacher, parent, or personal property.
  • We believe teachers, parents and children working together promote student success.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

HOLY BIBLE | The sole basis for our beliefs is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each possessing all the attributes of deity.

SIN AND SALVATION | God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith.

CHRIST’S REDEMPTIVE WORK | Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.

THE HOLY SPIRIT | The Holy Spirit draws people to Christ and indwells the believer to live an overcoming and victorious Christian life. We believe in and depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to meet our need, in every arena of life. We believe in the present day gifts of the Holy Spirit that empower Christians to live the life God intends for them.

SCHOOL-WIDE EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES

Students at Gateway Academy are expected to…

  • grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, become disciples of our Lord, and to advance the Kingdom of God…
  • be academically equipped to fulfill their God-given destiny…
  • use their unique talents, spiritual gifts and academic abilities to influence society in a positive manner.
Who We Are

Our Mission

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.

OUR VISION

  • Environment that is Christ-Centered
  • Education that is Challenging
  • Excellence that is Resolute
What We Believe

OUR BELIEFS

  • We believe all children can learn.
  • We believe in the worth and dignity of every child.
  • We believe positive self-esteem is critical to academic success.
  • We believe that successful programs produce high achievement.
  • We believe that the home, the church, the school and the community are all critical influences in preparing students to excel in society.
  • We believe in the necessity of teaching our children through the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God about the virgin birth, sinless life, resurrection and deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • We believe learning is not isolated but integrated across the curriculum.
  • We believe effective teachers prepare for and facilitate creative learning.
  • We believe developmentally appropriate activities create successful learning for every child.
  • We believe that respect is essential to success, whether it be to the student, teacher, parent, or personal property.
  • We believe teachers, parents and children working together promote student success.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

HOLY BIBLE | The sole basis for our beliefs is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each possessing all the attributes of deity.

SIN AND SALVATION | God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith.

CHRIST’S REDEMPTIVE WORK | Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.

THE HOLY SPIRIT | The Holy Spirit draws people to Christ and indwells the believer to live an overcoming and victorious Christian life. We believe in and depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to meet our need, in every arena of life. We believe in the present day gifts of the Holy Spirit that empower Christians to live the life God intends for them.

SCHOOL-WIDE EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES

Students at Gateway Academy are expected to…

  • grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, become disciples of our Lord, and to advance the Kingdom of God…
  • be academically equipped to fulfill their God-given destiny…
  • use their unique talents, spiritual gifts and academic abilities to influence society in a positive manner.
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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

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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