About Our School


Welcome to Gateway Christian School

        Educating your child is perhaps one of the most important decisions you can make for his / her young life.  Finding a school that will not only challenge them intellectually, but develop them physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually is crucial for their development and future success.  At Gateway Christian School, we are committed to raising up a generation of young people who experience a Biblical faith, discover their calling and purpose, and have confidence and self-worth.

Please take a moment to look through our website which describes the educational process at Gateway Christian School in more detail, and don't hesitate to contact us for further information and explanation.

Our location is easy to find - 18440 US Highway 441, Mount Dora, Florida 32757

Telephone: 352-383-9920

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An Environment Promoting Scholastic Excellence and the Whole Child

      At Gateway Christian School, we evaluate each child and tailor their education with an appropriate learning style so that they meet grade level scholastic goals and achieve their highest potential. Today, more than ever, your child must be instructed in a variety of ways so that they will become confidant youth, well prepared to accomplish their goals, dreams and life purpose.  Our smaller class sizes provide the opportunity for each child to recieve the attention they need.  Through the Mac Lab, we provide a variety of opportunities for children to learn technology skills across all grade levels. Creative expression is encouraged through art and music instruction. Exercise and outdoor activity is a planned part for every day.  Daily devotions and spiritual mentoring helps each child reason and apply social and spiritual principles so that they discover happiness and joy.
     We hold faith-based accreditation through the Seventh-day Adventist North American Division Commission on Accreditation.


A Staff Passionate about Education

      Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff are committed to guiding each child to achieve his/her greatest potential.  At Gateway Christian School our full-time teachers have over 50 years collective teaching experience.  It is the teaching staff who help each child discover the joy of learning and that special sense of pride and accomplishment. We believe teaching your child is a sacred privilege, and we honor your trust as we join with you in their educational journey.     

Our Vision

To provide a continuum of education for children of local  Central Florida families who want to live the full life promised in God's word by creating an environment for academic excellence, skills training, health education and spiritual nuturing.

Our Mission Statement

Educating for today, tomorrow, and eternity
Our Philosophy
     As an educational institution sponsored by the Mount Dora Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gateway Christian School is founded upon Christian principles and beliefs. We value the contribution of Christian teachers and are committed to a relationship with them for the benefit of our students' academic achievement and spritual development. 

     Each school day begins with devotions for the students and teachers. Assemblies are conducted at various times by pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches, special guests, or teachers. 

   We believe that parents are responsible for the spiritual and moral training of their children, and we support them in their pursuit of Biblical principles in the home.  God has given parents the mandate by His Divine word to teach, instruct, and train their children the way they should go, and it is upon this foundation that we base our organization.

 Our Statement of Faith
     Seventh-day Adventists are a Christian faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. If you would like more information about Seventh-day Adventists, please contact  Pastor Tom Baker at (352)-383-4100, ext 12.  

Safe and Sound video presentation

Few decisions are as important -- and potentially life-changing as choosing a school for your children.  In this video you will learn some of the history of Adventist Christian education.  Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.

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Journey to Excellence video presentation

Hear from administrators, teachers, parents and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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