Our school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:15 pm for all students in K4 - 12th grade.
Students in K4 thru 2nd grade use A Beka curriculum and beginning in the 3rd grade,
students use Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum. Students are given a
diagnostic test and placed at their level of ability in each subject, where they are then able
to progress at their own rate through the curriculum.
Besides the Christian principles taught in the curriculum, students also memorize a weekly
Scripture passage and have daily time for devotions from God's Word. Chapel begins at
8:30 am every Tuesday and is mandatory for all staff and students. Visitors are welcome
to join us.
Before and after school care is available for an additional fee that will be added to your
monthly school bill. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:00 am and must be picked
up no later than 5:15 pm. Students may be dropped off at 8:00 am and picked up by 4:15
pm with no additional charge.
Students are required to bring their own lunches. We have refrigerators and microwaves
available for their use. Lunch items are also available for purchase from the school store.
The positive is accented as much as possible by rewarding the desired effort. Students
may earn the privilege of longer breaks and going on the weekly field trip. A special all
day trip is given for Honor Roll students each quarter. At the end of the year, an Awards
Ceremony is held to present awards for outstanding achievement throughout the year.
Students 9th grade and above are required to participate in Regional Student Convention
where they compete against students from other A.C.E. schools in South Texas in the
areas of music, platform, academics, athletics, and arts & crafts. If they qualify at
Regional Student Convention they can continue on to compete at the International Student
Convention. Students also have the opportunity to take short term mission trips each year.
GCS is a member of both the Christian Athletic League of San Antonio (CALSA) and the
Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Students compete against
other schools in volleyball, basketball, and track through Jr. High and Varsity programs.
|Gateway Christian School
Training Christian Leaders Since 1974
|6623 Five Palms, San Antonio, TX 78242 210.674.5703 ext 35