Our Vision

In 1970, our families laid the foundation of Gatewood Schools, and we intend to build the foundation for the future to provide future generations with the best facilities possible.

A self-sustained, consolidated high school will enhance security and protect small class sizes while providing eight new classrooms, two large functional science labs and a new cafeteria with a stage.  This will remove the former preschool and villas, making room for a new secured playground, outdoor learning center and garden.

This growth enables greater course selection, an expanded performing arts program and increased academic support with the opportunity for more collaboration among teachers.

Gatewood currently has 120 students in eight temporary classrooms.  Some grades are at capacity and need more space.  Our high school students are walking to three different areas of campus during the day, compromising our safety and security plans.

Our Goal

Our fundraising goal is $7.2 million.

Our target to break ground is June 2023 and complete construction in December 2024.

We must build on the education destination that will benefit this community, alumni, current students, and future generations.

Your Donation Makes a Major Impact

Gatewood has always been honored with the loyal support of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends.  For the first time in our history, we are reaching out beyond our community to foundations and grant makers.  With increasing costs of construction materials and labor, the need to reach out for extra support is paramount.

Make Your Donation Online at:

Mail Your Donation to:
Foundation for the Future
Gatewood Schools
139 Phillips Drive
Eatonton, Georgia 31024

For questions and more information:
Marie Rainey
Email: [email protected]
Call: 706-485-8231  x1200

All donations are tax-deductible.
501(c)(3) EIN: 58-1087497


Together We Make a Difference

Summary of Proposed Upgrades

  • Ten high school classrooms
  • Chemistry & biology science labs
  • Cafetorium with full kitchen
  • Fine arts room
  • High school stage with dressing rooms
  • Academic support office
  • Administrative offices & conference room
  • Refurbish / upgrade existing facilities
  • Upgrade security processes & procedures