Gateway Legacy Christian Academy

Tel: (618)288-0452
  • 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 Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 216 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Gateway Legacy Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 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 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 Director Melissa Morrison
Admissions Associate Tina Way


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, 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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