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Louisville Classical Academy

Private | K-12 | 60 students

LCA offers an exceptional classical liberal arts education.

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $720.

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Posted December 13, 2013

Imagine a school where the lessons are challenging, poor behavior is not tolerated, and the homework load is heavy. Also, the children are happy, relaxed, comfortable in their own skin, respected for their opinions and individuality, and quite willing to do the homework because it is interesting and stimulating. LCA is such a school. We couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Louisville Classical Academy fits our family just right. We all love the five day schedule of three and a half days in class plus one and a half days of faculty supervised homework study hall and optional electives. The classes are interesting and engaging. The improvement we see each year in math, reading, and writing skills always exceeds our expectations. LCA's high school curriculum is the best in Louisville, and our rising 9th grader is excited about staying. Come check it out!
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Posted November 3, 2011

This school is perfect for our son! He is placed in classes according to his ability and challenged everyday! The teachers are so observant of his needs and talents! This is a place that students can come to learn in a fun and intellectual environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2011

Our family was looking for a school that would truly educate our children using a rigorous curriculum in a respectful and supportive atmosphere. We believe we have found these qualities in the Louisville Classical Academy. The small class sizes allow the teachers to focus on teaching while producing respectful, responsible, and educated young minds. Even more, the staff are themselves well educated and really seem to share their love and knowledge of different subject matter with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

We're so impressed with LCA! We had our sons in another Classical K-12 school in Louisville and the difference between the two is amazing. Our sons noticed it and one commented, "My homework takes longer now because I have to THINK when I do it." Both schools said they emphasized critical thinking but LCA actually does it. LCA teaches the kids how to learn and they strive to develop a love of learning--it's not the typical approach of memorization/regurgitation and regimentation. The teachers each have deep knowledge and experience in their discipline and truly love teaching. They get to know each child as an individual and they focus on what issues and challenges that child confronts. Best of all, parents are encouraged to participate in decision making and in all aspects of the school: the three founders who run the school assume that parents have great ideas, want to participate in their children's education, and have knowledge/skills that can add value to the school. LCA is the best kept secret in Louisville but it won't be for long.
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Posted October 28, 2011

My son has attended for three years and we are impressed with how much the school has done to support his education. He is in high school and is taking advanced but interesting courses. He wanted to take Calculus BC, which no one else in town offers at the High School level, but at LCA his personal learning needs were emphasized--so right now he is learning Calculus BC. He is taking advanced classes in history, English and Science. His writing skills, which were already strong, have gotten much stronger at LCA as a result of the small classes and the thoughtful discussions each day in class. And grammar! Learning Latin and Greek has forged a very strong understanding of how language works and how to construct a grammatically correct sentence. I teach at the college level and grammar is something many of my students stumble over because it is just not taught in schools at any depth. At LCA, students learn. Last year, he took Physics and got to build his own physics experiments--which was fabulous. Another great feature of the school is the way that they build an understanding of history, from the ancient world to modern science, that helps students understand WHY things happened.
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Posted July 21, 2011

LCA is the best kept secret in Louisville! It has the best and most rigorous curriculum in the city, learned and caring teachers, many of whom have Ph.Ds, small class sizes, reasonable tuition, and the kids are happy! My daughter blossomed the day she walked in the school in the fourth grade, and as a seventh grader she is still thriving. Students at LCA learn Greek and Latin; read Shakespeare and other great authors, and receive a fabulous, thorough and engaging education in history. The math and science programs are challenging and the teachers can take an individual student to levels as advanced as the student needs. It's a content-rich, demanding curriculum that takes place in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We love LCA!
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College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Hayfield Montessori
Bloom Elementary
Highland Latin School
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Reading specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Korean
Hebrew
French
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Academic Quiz Bowl, Top 20 (2014)
  • Governor's Cup Academic Team, Top 10 (2014)
  • MathCounts, Individual Adv. Placements (2014)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Junior Classical League, Spirit Stick (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Latin and Greek

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Shelly Ward
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Academic Teams
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Latin and Greek
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Jr. Classical League
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Running Club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
75
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
150
Students typically come from these schools
Hayfield Montessori
Bloom Elementary
Highland Latin School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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2005 Douglass Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40205
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Phone: (502) 228-7787

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