Gateway Legacy Christian Academy

Middle School (5–8)

At the Middle School of Gateway Legacy Christian Academy, we are committed to developing the academic foundation and maintaining the excitement for education that students developed at the lower school division. As students become middle schoolers in the fifth through eighth grades, we expect them to be more independent and accept more responsibilities. They enjoy experiences during these years to add to the knowledge they gained in their lower school years and prepare them for the future of their upper school division years.

5th Through 8th Grade Curriculum

We have designed our middle school curriculum to foster maximum growth in this age group intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, and culturally. Our teachers make every effort to understand each student's particular learning style. They use visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile teaching methods in the classrooms in order to engage, motivate, and stimulate every student.

5th & 6th Grades
During the fifth and sixth grade years, we emphasize the need to develop a good academic background in the areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Foreign language, technology, art, music, after-school activities, drama, character education, study skills, life skills, and library are also part of the curriculum. 

7th & 8th Grades
During the seventh and eighth grade years, we offer each student a wide range of learning opportunities. We emphasize the need to develop a good academic background in the areas of English, mathematics, social studies, and science. Foreign language, technology, art, music, after-school activities, sports, drama, character education, study skills, life skills, and library are also part of the curriculum.

Students at these grade levels change classes with different instructors teaching core and enrichment classes. Students also experience a variety of activities and curriculum-related field trips to enhance the learning experience, foster independence, develop responsibility, and increase self-control. We place a lot of emphasis on the need to develop good organizational skills and study habits that will facilitate future success as they transition to high school.