Our school’s story started out in 1968 with a total of 22 students in grades 1-4. Today, we serve more than 700 students, ranging in age from 5-18 years,and spanning Kindergarten through grade 12. Although our school has undergone many changes throughout the years, our desire to be a uniquely Christ-centred school has not wavered.
We believe that we are all part of a big story that started a very long time ago, which is still continuing today. The pattern within that story consistently shows creation, fall, restoration and redemption. It is God who created all things, and His story is important to understand, so that we recognize that we play a part in it. As a staff, we will provide a variety of learning opportunities where students can achieve skills, knowledge and abilities in a context that compels them to connect what they are learning to God’s story. Success happens when we believe in excellence and invest in actions that target our growth. As Educators, playing our part in God’s story means that we are committed to critical connections that link Equity, Literacy, Completion and Teaching for Transformation to each other - each a component of success for all. It’s a picture that undeniably places our students as key characters with a responsive role. This service can take many forms, such as going on a mission trip to Nicaragua, writing a biography for an individual at a senior’s center, performing in a Christmas concert, providing direction for a school in being environmentally “green”, making sure to attend to another student’s needs if they are not being treated very well, or helping friends make great choices.
Jesus teaches us that His greatest commandments are to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind … [and to] love your neighbour as yourself’” (Matthew 22:36, NIV). We believe that God has called us to address the whole person by teaching from a Christian perspective, with intentional spiritual nurturing embedded in every part of our school week, and with a love that reflects Christ’s love for us. Our deepest hope is that Gateway Christian School provides the necessary environment so that students can be flourishing learners, rooted in Christ and able to respond to a broken world with love. An education for eternity.
We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the school year in order to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports the achievement of student success and brings glory to God.
In His Service
Principal - Gateway Christian School