“I know that my children are well educated, loved, spiritually growing, and building relationships. They get expansive biblical knowledge and quality Christ-centered education that exceeds state standards.”

Irene Krout

King’s Gate Christian School
About Us

King’s Gate is a family of families, the Board of Directors, administration, and faculty following the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) statement of faith  and partnering together to provide intentional and strategic hands-on learning experiences for our students.

Since 1977, we have encouraged in each child a love of GOD, a positive view of self, creative self-expression, an attitude of cooperation and sharing, and an expanding knowledge of the world in which we live.

Empowered for Purpose

King’s Gate empowers students to impact the world through an eternal, Kingdom perspective. Experiential learning supports our students’ innate drives for purpose and competence while encouraging them to cooperate with GOD’s design.

We fan into flames the gifts within our students, help them cooperate with GOD's perfect design, and then launch them into their GOD-given purpose.

Educating with purpose

  • We believe all students deserve Christian education, regardless of family belief or lifestyle.
  • We accept typical learners and embrace students with life and learning challenges.
  • We provide relational classrooms so that each student’s ideas are valued and their individual needs are met in an atmosphere that develops trust and belonging.
  • We respect all students and their capacity to find meaning and purpose through their experiences.
  • We foster each student’s competence, autonomy, and initiative through developmentally appropriate expectations, Kingdom Education curriculum and hands-on activities.

Child Development Center

Our Child Development Center includes our Toddler/Primer classes (beginning at age 1), Preschool, Pre-K  and Kindergarten programs at The Village campus and Primer (beginning age 2), Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten at the Surrey Hills campus.

Elementary School

King’s Gate Elementary School includes grades Kindergarten through 5th grade only at our Surrey Hills campus.

Intermediate School

5th and 6th graders enjoy their own unique learning space in our Intermediate School. Located at our Surrey Hills campus.

Upper School

Upper School is currently for 7th through 11th graders, adding a grade each year until we reach 12th grade. Located at our Surrey Hills campus.


A robust outdoor learning environment where students of all ages have opportunities for long-term involvement in habitat enhancement and protection, citizen science, and conservation education well after they leave school.


Students of schools that employ hands-on learning activities generally enjoy learning more, are more motivated to learn, show increase skill proficiency (including communication skills), and become independent and critical thinkers.


The Great Expectations® infrastructure promotes improved self-esteem, attendance, discipline, and parent participation – all of which result in improved academic achievement. Rather than focusing on what to teach, GE methodology focuses on the learning climate and the how of teaching. 

GE includes eight expectations for living. While it was created for public schools, we incorporated Scripture into our expectations for living. King’s Gate teachers and staff provide varied learning opportunities that help students achieve excellence by guiding them to adhere to the following expectations:

We will value one another as unique and special individuals.

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
1 Peter 2:9

We will use good manners; saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.

“Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them.” Matthew 7:12

“So the last will be first and the first will be last.” Matthew 20:1

We will help one another whenever possible.

“If one falls down, his friend can help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:10

“I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts 20:35

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’” Matthew 25:44-45

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it.
Proverbs 3:27

We will cheer each other to success.

“You and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24

We will encourage each other to do our best.

“But encourage one another daily.”
Hebrews 3:13

“Let us encourage one another.”
Hebrews 10:25

“Encourage one another and build up one another.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or put-downs.

“Pride comes before a fall.”
Proverbs 11:2

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Ephesians 4:29

“So the last will be first and the first will be last.” Matthew 20:1

We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

“Encourage the exhausted and strengthen the feeble”
Isaiah 35:3

“Encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
1 Thessalonians 5:14

We will practice virtuous living, using Life Principles and working to show the fruit of the Spirit.
“It is by deeds that a young person distinguishes himself if his conduct is pure and right.”
Proverbs 20:11