Welcome to Gateway

Gateway Christian School was established in 1983 as a ministry of the Binghamtown Baptist Church, and is unashamedly Christian and traditional in it's approach to education.  It is a non-profit corporation, offering high academic and spiritual standards to families of the Tri-state area, and is certified by the Kentucky Department of Education.  Special emphasis is placed on patriotism, Christian ethics, family, and high moral standards.

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Extended school day is available from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children in Nursery through 8th grade. 

Normal school hours are:

Nursery     8:30-11:15
K4 & K5     8:30-11:30
1st Grade  8:30-3:15
2 - 10       8:30-3:20

Lunches  A wholesome, nutritionally balanced lunch is prepared and served each day at Gateway.  Lunches are catered by the Middlesboro City School System each Monday through Thursday.  Pizza orders are taken for lunch on Friday.

Snacks  Every class has a fifteen minute snack break each morning.  White and chocolate milk, as well as orange juice is offered.

Uniforms   All students are required to wear school uniforms.  Uniforms are to be purchased at the Uniform Shop located in the elementary school building.


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About Us

We are not attempting to compete with the public schools, but our goal is to offer parents and students a choice.  Our curriculum is based on sound scholarship, common sense, and the word of God.  We are committed to providing an academically strong Christian education for the children in this area, and desire to do that hand and hand, with you, the parent.  It is our prayer that we can give our students the best preparation possible for time and eternity.  Continue to pray for this great ministry. If you can help to sponsor a child, see Pastor William. Your investment is eternal one.

If you would like to learn more about our education program, you may contact us by any of the following means:

Visit Us:   Come by our offices on North 25th Street in Middlesboro.  Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mail:           Gateway Christian School
                    PO Box Z
                    Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone:        (606) 248-0557

Academics    Our formula for academic success is:

  • A Scriptural foundation for academic excellence and good character training.
  • The practical experience of ABeka Book Curriculums, with 50 years of leadership in Christian school education, as well our 25 years of experience in Christian education.
  • The professional expertise of dedicated scholars, educators, designers, and printers.  The love and dedication of our Christian school teachers.
  • The personal attention of the administrators and school board.
  • A treasury of textbooks and teaching materials that reflect the very best in scholarship, design, practicality, and Scriptural fidelity.


Historically, our students average well above national levels on achievement tests.
1st - 8th grade classes average 1-1/2 to 2 years above national achievement test norms.

Blessed Beginnings Daycare  Starting in 2008, our birth to four program introduces children to Bible verse memorization.

Kindergarten  Our four year-old program begins with learning letters and sounds,
as students progress to reading three letter words.  Five year old students learn to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet, along with their sounds and actually begin reading by December.  Students learn addition and subtraction, as well as several other numerical facts,  Children also develop valuable habits and social skills through daily experience.

Elementary  Our curriculum is so designed that the average student achieves at above average levels of excellence.  The instructional program for grades 1-8 builds on the educational foundation that was begun on the kindergarten level.  A strong systematic phonetic approach is continued in reading.  By third grade, students can read basically anything.  Additional academic pursuits include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

High School  GCS high school offers a college preparatory program of study with courses such as physics, geometry, and foreign language, along with a full complement of elective courses to suit the academic interests of each student.