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!.

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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 by Grade Gateway 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.Club or Organization:
Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Art & Photography

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Granite City
    Grades: NS-12 | 51 students
    9.1 miles
    3237 W Chain Of Rocks Rd
    Granite City, IL 62040
    9.1 NS-12
  • Edwardsville
    Grades: K-9 | 253 students
    3.9 miles
    128 N Buchanan St
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
    3.9 K-9
  • Alton
    Grades: PK-12 | 106 students
    14.7 miles
    2009 Seminary Street
    Alton, IL 62002
    14.7 PK-12
  • Alton
    St Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 381 students
    15.3 miles
    536 E 3rd St
    Alton, IL 62002
    15.3 NS-8
  • Edwardsville
    Lahr-well Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: Inquire with school | 10 students
    1.2 miles
    903 N. Second Street
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
    1.2 Inquire with school

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,339 for elementary schools and $11,864 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).