Hours 8:30am - 3:00pm
School leader Hector Nava
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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6500 SW 97th Avenue
Miami, FL 33173

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(305) 271-1213
(305) 271-9125
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4 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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December 05, 2011
Gateway is a small private school with a very small-minded attitude towards the children and the parents. If you are someone that donates above and beyond the school fees, they will treat your child like Prince Charming. If you are not a church member or donor, then your child will be treated like he is in the witness protection program, and will only get whatever the basics are. I was very disappointed with this school, and our child still remembers it as the worst school that he has ever attended. If any of the teachers know your name, it will be a miracle.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Gateway is an excellent school with an incredible academic program. In addition children receive strong moral and christian values that will help them carry themselves for the rest of their lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I love this school. my daughter has learned so much and it is very family oriented!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Gateway is an amazing school and represents what a quality educational program should consist of. Students at Gateway are presented with challenging curriculum, christian values, and character building. It's amazing that such a small school provides so much!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Our twins joined the Toddler 2 class this year and they have learned so much in these past few months and have grown (emotionally) as well. Their teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
My husband attended Gateway 30 some years ago and we put our son there for Pre-K 3 this year. We have had nothing but a wonderful experience! Our son wakes up every morning asking if there is school today and is sad when there is a day off! All the teachers and staff are very warm, loving and caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
My girls have been enrolled at Gateway Christian for four years and it has been an excellent experience and opportunity! The genuine love & concern that the entire staff shows each child that walks the hallways is amazing. The student body is very close knit and enjoy eachother in the many activities that the school and partent volunteer group host throughout the year. Gateway Christian is a blessing to any student and parent. The schools cirriculum is advanced to most schools and the open door policy to parents to visit the school gives you that extra reassurance that the entire staff is willing to assist you in any way. Gateway Christian will always be the best elementary school that I could ask for!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Our daughter has been at Gateway Christian for 2 years and we couldn't be happier. She is not only getting an excellent education but she is in a loving, nuturing ambiance. As parents of three children, having one in high school and another in college and our youngest at Gateway Christian the one thing we look for is a school where both us and our daughter are happy and with no pressure. Thank God we found Gateway is just unfortunate that it does not continue through high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
My son is in Pre-K3 with Ms. Ivette and I couldn't ask for a more loving and caring teacher. The school is a very warm place. My son loves going to school everyday. We have had a great experience at Gateway.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
The teachers are experienced and give each child personal attention. I love the Christian basis. Our children have been there for 4 years.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Both my kids went to gatweay and they to this day still talk about it and how wonderful the teachers and the learning experience they had there was. I assisted as a room mother, and eventually as a teacher's assistant and the advanced reading skills my children learned was amazing. They built friendships that will last a lifetime and the memories they made there will be with them forever

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
I love the staff and the Christian foundation this school teaches my son!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Love the small class size. Students really get a lot of one on one with the teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
An amazing school! My daughter is has learned so much, is reading way above her level, and we are achieving all this in a loving, nurturing environment. Wonderful teachers and staff. Small classes, parent involvement. A Family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
What a nuturing environment! One of the few schools in Miami where you could walk your child to their class, instead of drop-off. Great curriculum and loads of parent involvement. Extraordinary school events...Tree Lighting Ceremony for Christmas, Pumpkin Patch, Movie Night, Easter Eggstravaganza, Birthday Blessings, and so much more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Small classroom size, loving teachers, excellent curriculum, christian values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Gateway Christian School provides an amazing academic curriculum while also providing a safe and nurturing environment. This school houses loving teachers, efficient administration and involved parents who together create a family oriented atmosphere that is incomparable. Wish it went through High School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Great teachers and school staff!!! Very friendly environment and family oriented. Excellent school for your children. A+++++++++!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Gateway is a wonderful school. It has a challenging curriculum and a loving staff. I am so glad I have a place where i feel confident my child is being taken care of while still receiving a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Gateway Christian School is everything you can imaging for your child. It is not only a great educational environment but very family oriented and caring. The teachers truly enjoy teaching and spending time with patents to explain how their child is progressing. My child looks forward to being in school with her friends and teachers. A child s happiness in an environment like Gateway Christian is what a parent looks for.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
It's a wonderful small school with gifted & loving teachers

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
loving teachers and you know that your child is well taken care of.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
Gateway is a very family oriented school and still does not forget the importance of education. It uses the a very intensive program so that even my five year old can already read a small book. And my six year old can read grown up novels. Gateway, is like an amazing school, one has to go believe it. The teachers are like your family they really want to help you, and they really care for the children. I would recommend this school to anyone who really cared for their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Gateway is a wonderful small little school that has been a great blessing to our family. We are proud of the education and spiritual growth our family has received from the school staff and the office staff. If it were not for the dedication of the hard working teachers, thier assistants, the front office staff as well as the hard working parents Gateway would not be a success.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
I am the parent of a former student as well as a former teacher's aid of Gateway Christian School. My child learned so much in that school. She started going to Gateway when she was only 3 years old. Not only were they great acamedically but the nurturing, genuine concern and love the teachers had for their students is undescribable. As a parent I saw the work and dedication of the teachers towards the students. Later on I became part of the staff and saw first hand all the hard work and long hours that every employee put into everything that was done for every child. They were not only concerned with the child but with the child's family as well. We love Gateway Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
There are always friendly attitudes and helpful hands at this school. Everyone there is always building on the great sense of community that surrounds it.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2010
GREAT TEACHERS!!!! Very family oriented. There is an 'open door' philosophy at Gateway.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
Gateway Christian School is a great place to work! The students work hard and the parents are very helpful. Going to work every day is such a blessing. I would not want to work any place else!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Gateway is like a famely we truly care for each other, and the teaching is excellent. My son in only 5 (PK 4) and can already read some books on his own. They have what is called the Beka program and I must say it's an excellent program. They make the children work hard in school, but yet they make them feel good about themselves b/c they are only this age once. The parents are ALWAYS welcome to everything they have at the school, there are no limits. And we teach the children that loving is what we are here to do. And they just love that school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 03, 2009
Love, Love this school. Gateway and its staff make you feel like you are part of a 'family'. The school has small class sizes, wonderful and caring teachers, and an excellent sports program for elementary children. They have an excellent curriculum and one of the teachers created an excellent writing program. I am very impressed with the school. My kids love going and they love their teachers!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2009
Educationally and morally it is an excellent school. Teachers rate from Good to Excellent with one or two exceptions. For a small school it has a comprehensive after-school program set. Strategically it is a disaster waiting to happen as there seem to be no long term goals. We have seen Excellent Principals come and go. They report to the Pastor who controls every move and this seems to be a problem, since the school funds are used by the Church at will. Upcoming 6th graders were to be charged a very high fee up front and when parents complained, Gateway reverted to the normal fee scheduling. Now there will not be a 6th grade since not enough students are registering. A few years ago I also heard about the possibility of expanding Gateway to 8th grade, but this did not happen. What a shame, this school has great potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2009
My daughter has been in Gateway since PK2 and I can say that the teachers have instilled a love for learning in her. My daughter is always eager to go to school. The staff and faculty are very warm and friendly. it is a small school which gives it a nice family feel. The principal for the last 2 years has really changed the school for the better. It is a great starter school. On the other hand, it does lack simple resources. The school needs to keep up with the times....technology is the future! Though it has a small computer lab, i believe that the classrooms should all be equipped with at least 2 or 3 computers, the library needs to be adequately filled. Perhaps if the church would help the school, maybe the school would be resourcefully much better After all, it is not cheap!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
The school has changed since my kids started there over 7 years ago. It has the sports that it had lacked in 2005 and it now has advanced slightly adding computer class and plenty of extracurricular activities. The school is expensive and unfortunately, most of the money goes to the church and not enough to the teachers salaries, nor to the advancement in technology, such as smart boards, televisions etc...If it weren't for parent donations, the school would be in shambles. Perhaps, the Pastor should consider making more funding available to the school that keeps his church alive!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2008
Gateway is an excellent school. The school has lots of sports and extracurricular activities such as: Baseball, soccer, basketball,volleyball and flag football. Also, they offer karate, cheerleading,ceramics, and drawing classes. The curriculum they follow is the abeka, which is excellent. The kids go to church for half an hour every morning and learn the best christian teachings and values. Lastly, the teachers are also very warm, professional, challenging and caring, and so is the staff and overall environment at the school. My son goes to this school, and he can't be happier!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
My 2 girls love to go to school in the morning. The teachers are wonderful and the school itself feels like a family. I recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
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May 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
This is a very wholesome school with great academics. The follow the beka system and have had great success. Fantasctic anchor teachers which make the school run. Some of the auxilary teachers are not the schools best asset. The tuition is average.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Gateway is a wonderful small family oriented school. We have had our children their since PS and love it. We only wish we could leave our children with them through middle school.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
good school, lacks extra curricular and spanish

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
This is a great starter school. Your child will learn to ready in pre-k

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
Great starter school, your child will learn to read in pre-k

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
Gateway is an awesome school. It is safe, teaches your child at a very high and advanced level of academic that by the time your child is in kinder they are reading way above 1st grade/2nd grade level. This school does have it's downsides. 1) There is no financial aid available for families 2)Their new director I believe has not been up to par with the director that left about 2 years ago, the sports program is terribly lacking and so is the Spanish program.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
Good School, great staff. Needs more sports activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2005
We are so happy in this school. My children are so excited to go to school in the morning. The education is exceptional and the teachers are 'heaven sent'. The student-teacher ratio is an average of 15 or less to one teacher. The extracurricular activies is growing but does need a bit of help. The sports program is ok but needs a bit more involvement. Overall, it's a safe environment full of love and just plain great people and children. We could not be happier there.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
The school changed directors two years ago and is now beginning to move foward.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
great little school, excellent curriculum, however the spanish program is terrible. And I believe children in our society and our city are handicapped without the spanish language.

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August 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
Gateway Christian is a great school, however it needs a much better spanish and P.E. program.

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August 22, 2005
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March 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2004
I enjoyed how GOD was put first in my childs life. She spoke alot about the Bible which made us want our daughter to continue going to this school. The teachers and staff were also very special in my daughters heart. Thanks....

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Gateway Christian School
6500 SW 97th Avenue, Miami, FL  33173
(305) 271-1213
Last modified Gateway Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Gateway Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top