Athletics in the Christian school must complement and reinforce the basic goal of Christian education: to bring the student to a position of conformity to the image of God through Christ (Romans 8:28, 29). The athletic program is not the main focus of the school, but when used correctly, will support the school’s purpose of training young people for God. Since the ability to perform in athletics is a God-given talent, it should be used to glorify God, which is in fact required by God (Matthew 25:14-30). Athletics cannot be a “spiritual neutral”; it must be a positive influence for the cause of Christ. It is our desire to see young people trained to do the will of God, and athletics is just one of the tools that we use.
GCA competes in the Metro Athletic Conference in the following sports
Gateway Christian Academy’s basketball program for male and female students (5-12th grade) embodies the values of Perseverance, Scholarship, Conviction, and Christian character. With a focus on spiritual development, players are encouraged to deepen their faith while honing their athletic abilities, cultivating a strong sense of moral integrity and compassion for others. The program fosters a sense of community and teamwork, instilling in players the importance of serving others both on and off the court.
GCA’s soccer program for male and female students in 5-12th grade exemplifies the Christian values of Perseverance, Scholarship, and Conviction. Emphasizing spiritual growth alongside athletic prowess, students develop a strong sense of integrity and compassion. Through rigorous training and academic support, players excel both on the field and in their studies. The program fosters a sense of teamwork and service, preparing young athletes to become leaders with unwavering determination and a Christ-centered perspective.
GCA’s ladies’ volleyball program for 5-12th grade is a testament to excellence and sportsmanship. With dedicated coaches and a nurturing environment, athletes thrive on and off the court. Emphasizing skill development, teamwork, and Christian values, the program instills character and leadership in every player. Join us for an enriching experience that fosters personal growth and a passion for the game.
GCA’s golf teams for men and ladies in 8-12th grade offer a unique blend of athletic excellence and a safe Christian environment. With experienced coaches, students develop their golfing skills while also nurturing their faith. Emphasizing sportsmanship and teamwork, the program fosters a sense of camaraderie, personal growth, and a lasting love for the sport.
GCA’s cross country program offers an exceptional opportunity for 6th-12th grade boys and girls to embark on a transformative journey of physical, spiritual, and mental growth. Rooted in the principles of perseverance and conviction, this program goes beyond the mere pursuit of athletic excellence. As participants lace up their running shoes, they embark on a path of camaraderie and resilience.
High school students from Gateway Christian Academy participate in the TriState Christian School Competition every spring in the 100-Yard Dash, Mile Run, Weight Lifting, Table Tennis, 3-on-3 Basketball, and Soccer Shootout categories.