Our mission at Gateway Christian Schools is to partner with parents to produce graduates with exceptional academic capability, demonstrated character development, social competency, and strong leadership capacity.
We accomplish this mission by:
- Setting the standard academically in a way that fosters student achievement, thought leadership, and a life-long love of learning;
- Creating an innovative environment where participants are encouraged to push the boundaries of what can be achieved and discover new ways to produce great outcomes; and
- Developing a culture based upon a biblical world view that is reflected in the community, character, and choices of our students, staff, and parents.
Our mission drives everything we do and we are constantly evaluating our effectiveness and working to improve our performance of the mission.
North Kitsap Preschool, a member of Gateway Christian Schools, provides unique opportunities for children to grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, creatively, and spiritually. We strive to create an engaging environment where children learn about themselves, gain an understanding of others, and develop self-esteem. Each child is given acceptance, encouragement, and respect as a unique creation of God.
Our goal is for each child to develop the ability to think creatively, make decisions, accept responsibility, problem solve, interact with peers in positive ways, and begin to nurture a life-long love of learning.
North Kitsap Preschool offers varied experiences in art, language, music, movement, science, and outdoor play. Our Teachers develop unique learning experiences while using themed curriculum as a basis for classroom academics. Special guests may share unique presentations. For example, Mr. Clayton Green and his Roving Reptiles visit each class in the Spring, allowing children to learn experientially about the amazing world of reptiles. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend these special class sessions.
Academic activities are organized to provide sensory and visual enrichment, and to promote appropriate social interaction and stimulating mental exercise. Our experienced Head Teachers and Teacher Assistants provide each child with encouragement to succeed, and with realistic goals for each child's learning style. At NKPS, Teachers and Students are a "Team to Succeed."