Gateway Christian Academy is a fully accredited private Christian school owned and operated as a ministry of Gateway Free Will Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. GCA is interested in educating the whole person. We feel it is vitally important to train young people spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. Gateway stands hand-in-hand with Christian parents in fulfilling their biblical mandate to train up a child in the way he/she must go.

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Standardized Testing Results

GCA’s students consistently test above national averages. In 2019, 72 percent of our students ranked above the national mean. Click Here for a summary of our test results.


Gateway Christian Academy is a fully accredited school and holds the following accreditations:

Christian accreditation through the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools. ACTS strives to set new standards of Christ-centered academic excellence while assisting Christian schools to realize the highest level of educational credibility.

State recognition through the Virginia Counsel of Private Education. VCPE is recognized by the Virginia Department of Education so this recognition of our accreditation guarantees the transfer of student credits from the state recognized accredited private school to a public school. GCA’s ACTS accreditation is recognized by VCPE.

National accreditation through the National Counsel for Private School Accreditation. NCPSA serves as a national review panel for the standards and review procedures of private school accrediting associations. GCA’s ACTS and Ai accreditations are recognized by NCPSA.

International accreditation though Accreditation International. Ai assures the educational quality of schools and plans for continuous school improvement to increase student learning using standards based on international research, best practices, and historical accreditation processes. GCA’s Ai accreditation is also recognized by the International Alliance for School Acreditation.