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Lighthouse Christian Academy

Private | PK-8 | 160 students

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Posted September 9, 2013

I strongly recommend Lighthouse Christian Academy for the following reasons. 1, Distinct Christian Environment with daily Bible teaching and weekly chapel services. 2. Superior academics taught using the ABEKA curriculum from Pensacola Christian College. 3. Qualified teachers. All Elementary and Jr High staff have B.S. degrees, some have Masters degrees. All preschool staff except for 1 have at least 1 years of college or more. 4. Orderly classrooms. Drop in unannounced and see for your self. WARNING: 2 year old and under classes are a work in progress...ya think? 5. Problems brought to the attention of the administration are handled in a timely manner. 6. Total enrollment is significantly up. The only space available in the preschool is in the K-4 classes.
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Posted February 11, 2013

I WOULD NOT recommend anyone to send their child(ren) to Lighthouse Christian Academy. Teachers are in schools to instruct our children, not tell them to read the directions and complete the assignment without teaching them the skill first. Many of the teachers have no classroom management , and I wonder if they have a degree in education. I have no words for the lack of leadership for the school. Lighthouse needs to have stronger criteria to meet before hiring; I am truly disappointed with our experience there.
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Posted September 9, 2010

I have two children who attend this school. The academics are great. The elementary school teachers are awesome. However, the PreK teachers left more to be desired. Although my son learned a lot academically, he often came home with feces in his pull up and on his clothes. He often had scrapes and bruises that none of the teachers could account for. He became aggressive, unfriendly, and whined a lot. Teacher communication was also very poor. There were often multiple teachers during the course of the day with poor handoff communication. The evening teacher could not relay information from the morning session and etc. Since transferring him to another school, I have noticed a definite improvement in him socially.
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Posted August 10, 2010

My son attended the elementary school for 1.5 years. He performed well but communication with his teacher suffered during her frequent illnesses. The last 2 months of school our son was reported by the teacher to have grotesque behavior issues which were uncharacteristic and had not been reflected in previous feedback from the teacher. In fact, he earned all A's for the year. We loved the bible-based curriculum (Abeka) but the clear distinction in quality and maturity of the first year teacher (10/10) compared with the second year teacher (4/10) left much to be desired. There was no uniform policy and the high schoolers often wore baggy pants which served as a bad example to the elementary students. Another concern was the unruly behavior of students during after-school pick-up. Some teachers needed more assistance handling rowdy children.
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Posted March 21, 2009

the only good thing i can say about LCA is that it has a christian environment. the pre-school and elementary seem to be doing well, but the highschool is a different story. for the past few years LCA has had numerous teachers for the highschool, and half of which didnt even do their job. Lighthouse seems to have a problem when it comes to hiring teachers. is there such thing called 'Rent-A-Teacher'? if so, LCA must be doing business with them.


Posted January 9, 2008

My son has attened this school since K4, I am overly impressed with the quility of the teaching staff there. My child has learned so much, while attending the Lighthouse.
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Posted August 19, 2005

the school is amixed population full of spirit it is so nice I enjoy it there there is so much interaction this helps me socially to grow mentally physically and spirituilly extra curricular activites and all wonderful ILOVE LCA !
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Posted April 2, 2005

I enrolled my son at LCA in 2003 when he was in K5 and have not regretted it since. The children all get along very well, the teachers are very caring and loving to the younger students and make them feel very important. The aftercare program being run by the older students is great! It introduces the younger kids to the older ones and makes it a 'family' type enviorment. The summer program is a lot of fun for the children with lots of activities and field trips, as well as keeping up with their studies in fun ways. I am very happy with my son being at the Lighthouse Christian Academy.
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Posted February 27, 2005

LCA has been an excellent opportunity for my children. I consider myself lucky to have found an affordable private school, that has the same ideals that I do. The staff is very friendly, and they make the children feel very comfortable. Both of my children love their teachers, and are looking forward to returning. I like the ABEKA program that the school follows, and the fact that I can talk to the teachers whenever I need to. I am also thrilled with the before and after school care that my children receive at LCA. I don't have to worry about them being transported to and from school, or the daycare centers level of care. That is truly a load off of my mind.
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Posted February 18, 2005

My experiences have been postive for the most part.The staff are all very nice and friendly whenever I call or come by. The only thing I wish was different is that the 7th,8th and 6th could be sperate from the 10th ,11th, and 12th.I feel this would really help the younger kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 34%
White 13% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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3570 Bell Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
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