Gateway Legacy Christian Academy

Lower School (K–4)

At Gateway Legacy Christian Academy Lower School, we desire to stimulate minds and instill a joy for learning in children that will last a lifetime. The elementary school years are a time for students to develop a strong academic foundation in a positive, nurturing environment. We have designed our kindergarten through fourth grade curriculum to exceed the expectations of the Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards; therefore, our students continually learn at an accelerated level.

Language Arts

Our language arts program provides a comprehensive language arts experience. The language arts program provides instruction in reading, grammar-syntax, vocabulary and spelling, and writing within the overall language arts objectives at each grade level. We keep a consistent curriculum format from grade level to grade level that helps our students transition positively as they progress each year.


Our math curriculum offers a very thorough approach to basic mathematical concepts and a continuous review of previously learned concepts throughout the entire year. The comprehensive nature of this program allows our students a seamless transition from grade level to grade level.


Our science curriculum provides hands-on experiences to engage elementary students in the process of science education. This curriculum introduces students to life, earth, physical science, and technology at all levels of their lower school experience.