School Address450 Columbiana Dr
Columbia, SC 29212
HoursMonday - Friday
6:30am - 6:30pm
Ages6 weeks - 12 years
Special DirectionsLake Murray Blvd. & Harbison Blvd.
Programs AvailableInfants, Toddlers, Early Learners, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Summer Camp
Gateway Academy Harbison in Columbia, South Carolina
Welcome to Gateway Academy Harbison – where children of all ages play, learn, and flourish.
About Gateway Academy Harbison
Gateway Academy Harbison is located in Columbia, SC. We provide the safe, stimulating environment that is ideal for early childhood learning. Three large playgrounds surround our preschool, which allows for age-appropriate fun as your child grows. We are in the midst of a refresh for our building to include painting, new cabinetry and more learning items in all classrooms. Gateway has large classrooms featuring interest centers for children to explore. All classes are divided by age groups and led by teachers who love working with and helping children learn.
Our curriculum program, Creative Kaleidoscope of Learning, features Math Their Way, Baby Signs®, County and Culture, Spanish and monthly themes with which we plan our Art, Science and Sensory and Literature programming.
We offer the following programs:
- 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)
- After School Care (ages 5 to 12)
- Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12)
Each classroom has a Daily Schedule posted in the classroom. Our daily schedule includes breakfast, large group time, small group center activities, playground, lunch, rest time, snack and afternoon activities and playground.
At Gateway Academy Harbison, we believe in providing children with all of the learning opportunities necessary for them to reach their full potential in school—and life.
What Makes Us Unique
We hold family events, which include Book Fair Family Nights, Fall Festival, Open Houses and Parent’s Night Out. We also offer several enrichment opportunities, if you choose to participate. Your child can take advantage of our extra-curricular activities which include: Soccer (Soccer Shots), Dance (Tap and Ballet), Creative Movement and Dance (Gymnastics, Kid Fit).
For the older children we offer an After School program in Columbia that includes homework help and free transportation provided from the following neighborhood schools: Harbison West Elementary, Dutch Fork Elementary, H.E. Corley Elementary, and River Springs Elementary.
During teacher development days and all school holidays/vacation, we offer a full day program to our school-age students. Our Summer Camp program is geared towards our school-aged students and offers weekly themed activities and field trips all summer long!
In addition to our outstanding curriculum, we provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack for the children. All meals are prepared on-site by our wonderful cook and are included in our regular tuition.
More About Our School
Gateway Academy is located at 450 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212. We’re near the elementary schools of Ballentine, River Springs, H.E. Corley, Harbison West, and Dutch Fork. The school is conveniently located near Columbiana Mall and I-26, which makes us very accessible to working families.
From our staff, to our programs, to our facilities, Gateway Academy Harbison offers everything your child needs to excel. Our school has large playgrounds and an open layout with windows throughout the buildings. We offer flexible schedules, with part-time options. Our staff is equipped with years of experience in early child development and education.
Come by and see us at Gateway Academy Harbison – Schedule a Visit Today.