CURRICULUM

Our students enjoy a wide range of minor subjects and co-curricular activities including computers, Spanish, performing arts, and physical education. Intense test preparation strategies aligned with the New York State Learning Standards are integrated within the Elementary and Middle School Divisions. Specifically, the curriculum used at Gateway Academy is outlined below:

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

The primary curriculum used for English Language Arts is the ABeka curriculum, which is a comprehensive academic program with a strong foundation in phonics and grammar. Gateway Academy’s teachers incorporate best practices in teaching literacy using a wide array of literature and trade books to enrich the program. ABeka is also used for Social Studies and Science. The Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) curriculum is used for both Mathematics and Bible instruction.

MIDDLE SCHOOL division

The ABeka and Prentice Hall Literature curricula are used for English Language Arts. The Passport Series published by McDougal Littell is used for Mathematics. In Science, Life, Earth and Physical Sciences are taught using the Pearson/Prentice Hall curriculum, as well as Old World History and U.S. History for Social Studies. The Bible is the primary text for developing a Biblical world-view with our students. Biblical curricula such as ACSI, ABeka, and Positive Action for Christ, are incorporated to extend our students’ understanding of the Bible.