Gateway Academy

At Gateway Academy, our focus is on our students. We view each student as having been blessed with great gifts and passions in order to use, to enjoy, and to enrich other people's lives with.
Our goal is to help students realize their full potential. The dream of each student is personal - to become that artist, lawyer, nurse, teacher, physicist, and pilot - already visualized in their mind.
Our responsibility is to provide the best possible launch pad for that dream to become a reality. This responsibility we take very seriously.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 333 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
333 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Gateway Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact Mrs. Bacenet for tuition information at 718-966-8695 x140
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Stacey Bacenet


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
ASL Club, Chess Class, Dance Team, Zumba Kids

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Performing Arts Center

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball

School Notes

  • Thank you for your interest in Gateway Academy (GA). GA is a private daycare, pre-k 3, UPK 4, K through High School Christian school serving students and their families in Staten Island and parts of New Jersey. It`s our desire to partner with parents and churches in fulfilling their God-given responsibility to teach children that "In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom & knowledge" (Col. 2:3).
  • GA, a ministry of Gateway Church, sits on a 17-acre campus. GA is certified with the ECFA for financial accountability and is an Association of Christian Schools International member school. Our motto is Think. Believe. Become. Think represents rigorous academic and worldview training. Believe represents young people committing their lives to Christ. And Become represents students who pursue God`s calling on their lives. GA wants to prepare students to impact the world in such fields as education, public policy, entertainment, media, ministry and business among others.
  • Our Mission Statement: Gateway Academy partners with parents to equip children with exceptional knowledge in academic subjects, the arts, and culture, through the truths of Christianity and a Biblical Worldview, to serve and glorify God.To learn more about GA please view our latest highlight video
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Gateway Academy offer?
Gateway Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Gateway Academy?
The application deadline for Gateway Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Gateway Academy located?
Gateway Academy is located in the Charleston neighborhood of Staten Island, NY.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
Honestly, I'm hesitant to write a review because I've loved a school one day and hated it the next. But I'm going to do this because, when I was looking for schools, I ALWAYS read reviews. In full transparency, I worry about my child being the only (or one of few) Black student in schools and after touring Gateway, I didn't see a ton of diversity. BUT I've truly never been happier with a school. The director (Melanie) continues to address every single question/concern I have. Now the staff is the best part - they update you on every single thing your kid is doing all day. If a diaper is wet - you know, if it's dry - you know, if they don't eat all of their food - you know, what they're learning - you know. Pictures? At least 5 a day! Everyone tells me that my daughter is gifted and I believe it, I also believe that the staff is encouraging and making sure they add more to what she knows everyday. I don't need my daughter to be a genius, I need her to be happy and she is. Everyday we pull up to the school, and she is excited to walk in. At pick up, the entire staff is hugging her and telling her how beautiful and smart she is. I could go on, but who's reading this far? My older toddler is going to begin there soon and I hope he's met with just as much kindness, love, patience, and encouragement. Rebecca, Denise, Silvana, Emily - all of the best women you could trust your baby to. (And I don't trust anyone )
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We are new to Staten Island and a priority for our family was finding a school that could meet our children's needs academically, socially, and spiritually. We are so thankful we found Gateway Academy! The teachers genuinely care about their students' learning and success. The electives and clubs students get to choose from and be involved in our solid and exciting...our kids jumped at the chance to take fashion design and American Sign Language this year. Gateway offers dual enrollment, which is a great opportunity for students to graduate high school with up to a year of college coursework already completed! Really happy with our family's experience at Gateway Academy and would highly recommend this school!
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Gateway Academy has been my children's second home. Our children have attended Gateway since preschool. Gateway Academy is an exemplary school. One important feature of Gateway is its ability to provide a safe environment. It does not only provide physical safety for my children, but also emotional safety from other children in school. This is possible because the school fosters spiritual and character development. The ultimate reason I chose Gateway to any other school in Staten Island is the value that it gives to each and every student's spiritual development. I am blessed that Gateway has provided my children with an opportunity to learn about God and develop a strong spiritual foundation. Gateway is also a school that offers not just spiritual development but also academic excellence. I am very grateful that I have entrusted my children to a school with loving, skilled, and dedicated teachers who always go the extra mile to ensure that my children reach their highest potential in all aspects of their lives. I also love Gateway's music and sports program. My children have taken part in Gateway's shows and sports activities. Their experiences on stage and on the field have enhanced their God-given talents and abilities and served as a good training ground for building confidence and physical development, respectively. True to its mission, Gateway has continually strived to assist us in equipping our children with all of its exceptional resources in order to glorify God.
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Gateway Academy has been a blessing to our family. Our children have attended since preschool and the academics, teachers and facilities are of the highest quality. Gateway Academy has provided a safe and loving learning environment for our children. The academics are excellent and encourages the students to excel. The teachers are experienced, hardworking and very supportive to the students My children have also been a part of the Christmas and Spring shows which have always delivered outstanding performances.
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My daughter has attended Gateway Academy since she has been 3 years old-she is now in the 6th grade. I absolutely love the school and the staff. It has been a pleasure to see my child grow at this school-academically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. I am so thankful for an amazing staff that just took care of her in all areas. The education she has received has been amazing. The staff has been incredible with any of her needs and really focus on seeing each child be successful. She has made lifelong friends there. It has allowed a major foundation for her future. I am thankful for Gateway Academy and proud to say we are part of the Gateway Academy family.
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Gateway Academy is a school of utmost academic rigor which holistically enriches students' emotional, academic, and spiritual wellbeing. My children attended a very prestigious school prior to attending Gateway and I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Gateway Academy surpasses any educational experience my children have had. The children and adolescents at Gateway attending feel safe, feel loved, and cannot wait to go back to school the next day. As a parent, it is such a blessing to know that my children are in a safe place among peers and teachers who truly care about them. It is a gem in Staten Island!
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If you are looking for a safe school, (with out bullying), high academic standards, that teachers and instills Christian values, this is the school for you. As a parents of a soon to be 4th grader in Sept. I couldn't be happier, when i drop my son off I have a clear head I know he is well taken care of in EVERY WAY. It's so refreshing to know they have a handle on every child in this school, everyone knows each others name and is always acknowledged. It's a ray of educational sunshine on Staten Island
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I can't say enough about this hidden treasure on Staten Island! My child has been here since PreK and is currently in the Academy's Middle School. The Academy is our extended family. Everyone knows you by name and all the students look out for each other, regardless of the grade they are in. Academically, Spiritually, and Socially my child has thrived from day one. Now we just need a High School so we can continue here!!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 333 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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