A Welcome Message from our Head of School: Christopher P. DeSanctis

The opportunity to serve as Head of School at Gateway Academy (GA) has and continues to be a remarkable experience for me.   


As someone who attended private schools starting in second grade, in Connecticut, and continuing through graduate school, in Virginia Beach, VA, I can attest to the the great impact that schools like GA have in the lives of young people. My worldview, interests, and character were greatly impacted during these years. 


Christian schools have existed longer than all other forms of education in the Western world except for Jewish education. This history causes me to ponder our great responsibility today to continue offering  families a school marked by excellence in academics, character building and faith integration. Impacting both the "head" and "heart" of students is what makes GA an exceptional place.


Gateway Academy, founded in 1994 by Gateway Church, seeks to partner with parents to provide students with an education that recognizes: 1) everyone is created with unique gifts 2) everyone has the potential to succeed in using those gifts to serve others and in a future career.  


Thank you for visiting and please set up your tour of GA so we can talk personally. 


Together We Serve,

Christopher P. DeSanctis


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