Gateway Legacy Christian Academy

Tel: (618)288-0452
Grades: PK-12 | 112 students
Gateway Legacy Christian Academy is an elite private school in Glen Carbon, IL. We focus on individualized lessons and character education.
Our goal is to educate students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity balanced by teaching them leadership responsibilities and self-esteem.
Our academy represents various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the Metro-East region.
The Academy seeks to extend its reach beyond its student body by having an impact upon students everywhere. Gateway Legacy Christian Academy hosts international students from all over the world.
Over the years we have had the honor and privilege of connecting with students from Italy, China, Japan, Thailand, Spain, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, Korea and Latvia as well as Venezuela and Brazil.  Our class sizes allow us to meet the individual needs of each student.
We have partnered with Team 1st Sports Academy, which enables us to have a full sports program and a wide variety of P.E. classes.  Our staff has a passion for teaching and each student is loved and appreciated as an individual.
We have art, music, foreign language, technology, and extracurricular activities.
We are accredited through the North Central Association/AdvancEd and recognized with the State of Illinois.  Call for a tour today!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 112 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Gateway Legacy Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki, navy or black bottoms and any color polo or collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition rates for the 2015-2016 school year for American students range from $1620 to $3200, plus fees. Tuition rates and fees differ for International students.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Melissa Morrison
Admissions Associate Tina Way- Secretary


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Football, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballFootball,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Photography, Student Government Art & Photography,
Student Government,

School Notes:

  • Individualized Lessons
  • Character Education
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Caring Staff
  • Creative and Relaxed Environment
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Foreign Languages
  • Music, Art, and Electives
  • Monthly Payment Plan available
  • Diverse Student Body
  • Foreign Exchange Program

Profile last updated: 07/08/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Metro-East Lutheran High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lahr-well Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Edwardsville KinderCare (1.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Glen Carbon
    Lahr-well Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: UG | 30 students
    1.2 miles
    Po Box 401
    Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Edwardsville
    Edwardsville KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.7 miles
    500 Goshen Rd.
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • Edwardsville
    Metro-East Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 221 students
    2.2 miles
    6305 Center Grove Road
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • Maryville
    Grades: K-8 | 140 students
    2.3 miles
    Po Box 579
    Maryville, IL 62062
  • Edwardsville
    St Marys School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 232 students
    2.6 miles
    1802 Madison Ave
    Edwardsville, IL 62025

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