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Lexington Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 1535 students

LCA is best known for high quality academics in a Christ-centered environment.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $150,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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Posted July 27, 2014

Overall you could not ask for a better education in central Kentucky. I am a pastor so some will say I'm biased. However, our child graduated with the class of 2014 and though we heard all the typical complaints daily about rules, admin, teachers, workload etc, the personal attention, preparation for college and the level of education were well worth the price. Did we agree with everything? No. But where would we have agreed with everything? LCA is led by human beings, My son was safe, well directed, challenged and I do believe loved. Sometimes there were unhealthy (incomplete) religious views he encountered both from students and staff-- but LCA is representative of what you find among all Christians trying to figure out their own spiritual lives. And the fact that normal teen behaviors (and misbehaviors) fill the hallowed halls should shock no one. Come on...really. These are teenagers LCA is an excellent school with a proven track record. If you're; considering a private education, it would be unwise not to consider it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2014

I am a graduate of lca and I can tell you to never send your kids there unless you want them to be bullied by other students or teachers. Also make sure you have a ton of money. And make sure you give your kids as much money as they need to fit in or else you will need to spend money on counseling. I graduated years ago and I still wake up from nightmares with what I had to deal with from other students.


Posted February 12, 2014

Wonderful school. Wonderful Christian based atmosphere. The teachers are great and really love all their students. Although I do believe that a student can get a good education in public OR private schools as long as both the child and the parents are involved in the education, I still wouldn't want my child to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

My child has endured her first semester at LCA. Endured, barely. My child has already been bullied by a student that is on behavior probation and shouldn't even be allowed to stay in this school. Has endured teachers being just plain mean, yelling or not helping with questions on a subject, saying, "Figure it out." For this I'm paying thousands of dollars? We're seriously looking at another school for the remainder of the high school years. What the 2012 graduate posted on Dec. 15, 2012 is exactly what we've encountered this year: some great teachers, some caring administration, but definitely a Christian facade and not a "world-class education" at all. Very disappointed at this "Christian" school. It's more like a very expensive public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

We loved the environment at LCA. The teachers and staff have been incredibly welcoming and helpful. However, we were dissapointed in the levels at which the students were learning even at the Pre-K level. LCA has the best of the best in all regards except in providing a challenging scholastic environment for your children. My child basically just did crafts all year and waited for the rest of the class to catch up. No additional work was supplied him and we continued to pay a high rate of tuition throughout the year. As parents we were willing to sacrifice to pay the tuition if the educational challenge was there, but sadly it was not. I cannot speak highly enough about the kindess shown by the staff and teachers. We were instantly comfortable and enjoyed a nice quiet, drama free year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

Our daughter started LCA when she was 3. Our family thought LCA would be a sweet foundation and planned to transition our daughter to public school starting at Kindergarten. What we discovered after just a couple of years is that we could not imagine our daughter attending any other school than LCA. We fell in love with the teachers, the environment, and the curriculum. 10 years later, we stil feel the same. While at LCA, our daughter has taken advanced courses, joined the Beta Club, participated in band, drama, dance, and cheerleading, and experienced her first mission trip. It's rare to find a school that offers a child so many opportunities to explore their interests and talents. We have been blessed by talented, caring teachers, coaches, and youth leaders. We are so thankful we chose to remain with LCA all of these years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

As I watch my children go through college, I reflect back on their time and education at LCA. They were academically ready, as shown by my oldest child's experience in a college English class. After the first paper was written, the professor called my child up to the desk and asked where my child attended high school. When the answer was LCA, the professor said "I can tell in your writing, it's excellent". Just a small example of the quality education LCA provides, not just high school, but from preschool - 12th grade. Chapel every week, Bible classes every day. Not just the spirit of Christ, but also the theology of the Bible. The quality you receive for the money invested is truly a blessing from God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

This school is a blessing! We are new parents at LCA and could not be more impressed. The staff and teachers have been very involved with our son and have worked with us to make sure his transition to LCA was seamless. His teachers have been very responsive to any questions that we have had and the principal is very encouraging and keeps us posted on his progress. Our son enjoys his classes, the new academic challenges and the many school activities offered as well. This school is the total package if you are looking for a balance of scripture, academics and social opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

LCA has a challenging program that leads to great success. Last year, the 100 graduates were offered in excess of $7 million of college scholarships. 100% of the seniors graduate. The preschool program is second to none with an active program leading students toward exploration, play and learning. There are IPADS for students beginning in the preschool level! Elementary students have access as well and the school does a great job holding down costs. If you are looking for a caring environment, structured around Biblical principles and staffed by a loving staff who will hold your child accountable then check this school out. The results speak for themselves. LCA is a bargain for all that you get in return. It is safe, beautifully maintained and carries the mission to Glorify God. It does that well!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 15, 2012

I graduated class of 2012. This applies to the high school. The teachers care about the students, the Administration cares about appearances. And it is true that people get punished differently depending on who they are. If you send your kid to the high school, be prepared to hear complaints from them. Half of the rules are acceptable, but the other half are just to make the school look good so you will spend too much money on an education that really isn't "world class". And if you are a parent that is planning on sending your kid because they have gotten into a lot of bad things in public school, it isn't going to help. More than half of the students are engaging in sex and other activities that makes Jesus weep. We are just good at hiding it. Actually, LCA had a rep and it isn't great. I'm in college and when people find out I went to LCA they say how messed up, trashy, and snobby the students are. It's true. Not for all, but for many. The teachers are really great and your kid will love many of them, but the "World Class Christ-Centered Education" is a facade. Save your money for your kid's college tuition, not high school.


Posted January 25, 2011

If you are looking for a great school, look no further. LCA is top notch. My children have been attending since pre-k and are now in 2 and 5th grade. The teachers are very caring and the principals at both the East Campus and Tates Creek campus are wonderful. The teachers really care about the kids. The curriculum is excellent and, most important, Christian values are taught on a daily basis. Remember, no school is perfect. No teacher is perfect. LCA is constantly striving to be better than it already is. I don't foresee it ever becoming stagnant. My children love attending LCA. They love their teachers. We are VERY happy in our choice of school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Unfortunately, if your child is not perfect academically, physically and spiritually; it tends to anger the staff. It is also very political. Kids get punished differently depending on who they are. The reason I keep my child in this school is only because it is safer than public. I know I don't have to worry about her when she is there. Christianity goes out the window at about 4th grade. It starts to dwindle, then it turns into 'fake' Christianity. It is pretty sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

My child is completing his second year at LCA. When problems arise, they aren't dealt with, just 'prayed about' which doesn't bring resolution to the tangible problem at hand. There is little communication with the teacher except when there is an issue that arises. If we bring up an issue, we have no idea what was done to address the issue. My son was ahead of his grade level when he entered, and is now testing below his grade level. I believe this is due to him not being challenged (since he is still preforming above in other environments), but instead the teacher teaches at the level of the lowest in the class. It is an affordable option to the other private options in Lexington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Both our kids have beenin lca since first grade one has graduated the other will graduate next year. Top to bottom this school academically outperforms all public schools and all private schools of similar size. (some micro sized private schools are slightly better). Factor in excellent athletic opportunity and you get a well rounded experience. 1-12th grade you won't find a better institution in this state. Financial aid is available on a need based status, so dont let someone tell you its all about cash. Is it perfect? No but for its size it is managed and staffed with some really outstanding personnel- character counts at LCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

We have been so pleased with Lexington Christian and find the teachers extremely supportive and caring. They truly go the extra mile and strive to educate the whole child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is without a doubt the best possible school anyone could go to. The positive environment and excellent staff is what makes LCA the perfect school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

Lexington Christian is a great school system. Most parents that come to these sites have a beef. I do not. I love the school and staff. I am thankful every day for the opportunity to send my child to this wonderful educational setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

My 2 children attended the East Campus of LCA. I can not say enough about this school! The curriculum is excellent. The teachers are beyond caring. Their love for the children in their class is more than obvious. They really go the extra step to ensure that each child suceeded academically. They are more than teachers and students, they are family. The school has so many great activites every year. Grandparents Day, Pow-wows, Thanksgiving dinner, Field Day, Field Trips, I could go on and on. The campus itself is safe and secure. We would still be there if we had not moved. My kids STILL tell me, almost a year after we have moved, how much they miss 'their school, LCA'. We hope to return to Lexington some day, and to be able to have our children be part of the LCA family again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

LCA seems to be a hard school academically but, I have nothing to compare to. It seems that the older the kids get, however, the less parental involvement they want and more money! Also, as they progress with their 'business', they have gotten many of their priorities out of order. Many people say that in the beginning LCA stood for Lexinton Christian Academy, now , it stands for Lexington Cash Academy. To sum it up, I feel that you are paying mostly for the safety in this school. It is a very sheltered place. Just keep in mind, nothing is perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

LCA is a great school for environment, an average school for academics. Class in HS are not rigorous enough. This is not a school that admits students based on academic excellence so, as with public schools, classes are taught to the 'average' student. I was amazed how many parents send their kids to LCA, paying $6000+ a year, and they get C's and D's!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Black 5% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school The Lexington School
Public schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Kentucky
Asbury University
Centre College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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Students typically come from these schools
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$2000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Kentucky
Asbury University
Centre College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 100%
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450 West Reynolds Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 422-5721

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