Charleston, SC
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School Address

1966 Magwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29414


Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:30pm




6 weeks - 12 years

Special Directions

1 block from Glenn McConnell and Paul Cantrell

Programs Available

Infants, Toddlers, Early Learners, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Before & After Care, Summer Camp

Gateway Academy in Charleston, South Carolina

Welcome to Gateway Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, known as the city with the finest hospitality.

Gateway Academy has been a part of this community since 1997. Our longevity, teamwork, and close relationships with all of our families make the school feel like home!

About Gateway Academy in Charleston

School hours are 6:30 A.M. till 6:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. We have an “open door” policy. During our operating hours, children can be dropped off or picked up any time. The health and safety of each child is our primary concern. Therefore, we have a security system at the front door. Safe drop-off and pick-up procedures are followed, and we request that only authorized individuals pick up children. Individuals are required to show a picture ID before children are released to their care.

Full time programs are available for children, six weeks to twelve years of age, and part time programs are available for children, one to five years old. Before and After School care is provided with transportation to Drayton Hall Elementary School. School buses from Springfield Elementary and Ashley River Creative Arts schools also provide transportation to and from our facility. In addition, age appropriate school programs are offered during school breaks, and our Summer Camp Program is geared towards our school-aged students, providing weekly themed activities all summer long!

Our year round curriculum program – Creative Kaleidoscope of Learning – features Block Handwriting, Math Their Way, Baby Signs, Country and Culture, Spanish, and monthly themes around which we plan our art, science, sensory, and literature programming. Children have access to a bank of computers and a Smart Board for learning activities and games. We also offer extra curricular programs such as dance and gymnastics.

Programs Offered

Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year)
Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3)
Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
Before and After School Care (ages 5 to 12)
Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12)

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is centered on encouraging a child to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.

What Makes Us Unique

Our school has spacious classrooms with ample space for learning centers; yet they still maintain a cozy atmosphere. In addition, all the classrooms have interior windows, permitting visual access throughout the school. Three separate, large, shaded playgrounds offer children the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. There is a garden area outside where the children grow vegetables and flowers. A shaded picnic area is also available for the children to enjoy our beautiful weather. Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are prepared and offered daily and are included in the weekly tuition.

More About Our School

Gateway Academy is located in West Ashley. We serve the cities of West Ashley (29414 and 29407 zip codes), Summerville (29485), and James Island (29412), covering the neighborhoods of Shadowmoss Plantation, Riverland Terrace, Carolina Bay, Grand Oaks Plantation, and Village Green.

Nearby elementary schools include:

• Drayton Hall
• Springfield
• Ashley River
• Creative Arts
• Oakland

Come by and see us at Gateway Academy, Charleston, SC – Schedule a Visit Today.