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Lexington Universal Academy

Private | PK-8 | 156 students

Arabic, Qu'ran, Islamic Studies emphasizing high moral and ethical teachings


Living in Lexington

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $157,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
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Posted January 30, 2014

This School is Great, I send my son there and they are amazing the principal is an amazing person , My son comes home always happy, they are very active with the students i would think because they have small class sizes. I would defiantly recommend anyone for for this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 11, 2013

This school used to be great, but there has been an administrative change in the last year that has completely changed the atmosphere of the school for the worse. The teachers are amazing, but they are constantly stressed out and it is beginning to affect the students and their enjoyment of the school.
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Posted October 18, 2009

The principal and teachers at LUA are amazing. My children are happy and thriving there. As my daughter says,'I like coming into school and people smiling at me.' My son says, 'They are like family there.' Being able to have access to the staff whenever I need, makes it all the more parent friendly.
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Posted October 17, 2009

This school provides a quality education for our kids and does it in an atmosphere of caring. My youngest son graduated from LUA last year and he talks about his fond memories of this school. More importantly, he's getting good grades in an advanced pre-IB program at his high school. The foundation he received at LUA helped him reach this point.

Posted October 17, 2009

How welcome all of the children feel leading to life long learning
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Posted September 16, 2009

Personalized, worry free environment with small class size.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 96% 1%
White 2% 81%
Black 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Math specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Islamic


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Religious
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages


Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
Tates Creek HS
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4580 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40515
Phone: (859) 272-3360


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