Admissions

Admissions Procedures

Gateway Christian Academy will enroll students in Preschool: Toddler (1 yr. old) through PK4 and Elementary: Kindergarten through Grade 5.  Students who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year will be eligible for admission to Kindergarten.

 

The educational approach is founded on biblical principles that address the nature of the learner and learning, the nature of truth and authority, and what is important to learn and know.  “Today’s students need to be taught the accumulated wisdom of the past from a biblical worldview so they will have a firm foundation from which to evaluate the present and make proper decisions for the future.”   

Preschool "New Students Only"


  1. Application may be downloaded, mailed to prospective family or picked up.
  2. Parent submits application and all pertinent paperwork.
  3. School Secretary checks paper work and requests any additional documents needed to complete application.  When all is in order, file is sent to Principal for review.  (File must be sent to principal within 48 hours of receipt of all documents).
  4. Principal reviews file and have appointment scheduled (within 3 days) with Preschool parents and Admissions Committee before admission is finalized.
  5. The Admissions Committee interview determines the final selection process.  Once completed, the committee will determine if all the criteria make for a good match with the school and a formal letter of acceptance will be sent.  Parents may be notified of acceptance by telephone pending the formal letter. If the Admissions Committee determines the match to be incompatible with the philosophy of the school, the family will be sent a letter of denial.  
  6. Returning students who have had recurring attendance, discipline, late pick-up or payment problems may be required to meet with the Principal/Admissions Committee before re-enrollment is finalized.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, ADMINISTRATION MAY INSTITUTE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO FACILITATE SPEEDIER PROCESSING FOR MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT.

Elementary K-Grade 5 "New Students ONLY"

  1. Application may be downloaded, mailed to prospective family or picked up
  2. Parents must be given a specific time frame to submit all pertinent paperwork if class is nearing capacity
  3. School Secretary checks paper work and requests any additional documents needed to complete application.  Every effort is to be made to prevent repeated trips by the parents.  When all the required information is received, the file is reviewed by the Principal.  (File must be sent to principal within 48 hours of receipt of all documents)
  4. Principal reviews file and sets date for incoming Elementary students to be tested.
  5. Principal reviews test results within 24-48 hour window.  If child passes the testing portion of the process, parents are then asked to attend a formal interview with the Principal and Admissions Committee to finalize the admissions process (within 5 days of test
  6. The Admissions Committee determines the final selection process.  Once completed, the committee will determine if all the criteria make for a good match with the school.  If the match is good, a formal letter of acceptance will be sent.  Parents may be notified of acceptance by telephone pending the formal letter. If the Admissions Committee determines the match to be incompatible with the philosophy of the school, the family will be sent a letter of denial
  7. Returning students who have had recurring attendance, discipline, late pick-up or payment problems may be required to meet with the Principal/Admissions Committee before re-enrollment is finalized.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, ADMINISTRATION MAY INSTITUTE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO FACILITATE SPEEDIER PROCESSING FOR MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT.