Gateway Charter School

picture of GCS

Welcome to Gateway Charter School, located in Fort Myers, Florida. We are a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K through 8. Gateway Charter School is governed by Southwest Charter Foundation, Inc. and a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools providing Fort Myers with a great neighborhood school of choice.


To foster student learning and growth


All stakeholders will share the commitment to develop students, who are reflective, life-long learners prepared to contribute to society.

Beliefs Statements

We believe a successful school involves the students, staff, parents, and other community members.

We believe that active participation on the part of students is required for them to learn.

We believe everyone deserves a safe, school environment.

We believe in providing a diverse curriculum that addresses student needs.

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools of choice, but each charter school is governed independently. Unlike traditional public schools, every charter school must demonstrate success, or it will lose its charter.

CSUSA is one of the largest providers of charter school management services in the nation. CSUSA manages private and municipal charters for grades Pre-K through 12.

For more information on Charter Schools USA, please visit