Gateway Legacy Christian Academy

  • Gateway Legacy Christian Academy is an elite private school with Elementary and Middle school located in Glen Carbon, IL and high school located in Granite City, Illinois.
  • 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.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students216 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeGateway Legacy Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki, navy or black bottoms and any color polo or collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition rates for the 2016-2017 school year for American students range from $1800 to $3500, 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 DirectorMelissa Morrison
Admissions AssociateTina Way


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballDance,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


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
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