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Lancaster Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 550 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $120,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $720.

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted October 19, 2007

1) This school is extremely committed to Christ-like values, and to claim otherwise is a blatant misrepresentation of LCA. 2) LCA is one of the least expensive private schools in all of middle Tennessee. 3) LCA is absolutely not affiliated with any church. LCA is a growing and improving school that truly cares about its students and their future! -An LCA Supporter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

I would also like to add that parents should be extremely cautious in speculating on why teachers have left LCA. Without truly knowing why teachers have left---and I assure you most people are not privy to the inner-workings of the school---some of the posted comments are gossip at best and libelous at worst.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2007

I feel this school lacks in the christian atomsphere it betrays to have. From the top down to most of the parents. My daughter is in the ninth grade at LCA and if it weren't for her father she would not be there. Her half sister graduated from LCA last year and was never counciled on college enrollment. She is a smart girl and is working in a book store instead of going to college. This school is out for $ and that is all. Along with the church affiliated with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I am posting a second review of Lancaster Christian Academy to reflect my more recent experience. After three years at the school, we pulled our son out. His first two years were very good, but LCA's quick growth and shifting priorities became an issue for us. Our honor roll student only managed to pass the tests for half of the subjects when he took tests at the high school. His straight A's in French and Physical Science during ninth grade at LCA were negated. The school may regain its balance, but right now parents and students, especially students at the high school level, should be vigilant about the amount and level of material covered so that college-bound aspirations are not compromised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

This is a terrible school. Don't waste your time and money and send your child to this school. We pulled our child out and she was quite behind when compared to public school standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

After two years and having spent over $14K; this school has been a been a huge disappointment on so many different levels. My daughter was enrolled in kindergarten and first grade - with both her teachers being new to the school that year; they were incrediable. However, they left after one year. Students and teachers are a revolving door due to the poor administration and lack of 'christ like' behavior that flows from the top down...which is salt in the wound when you are paying so much money to put your kids in a Godly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

I do not agree to the above praises. Unless your child is involved in athletics or cheerleading there are no extra- curricular activities. Also the parent involvement was not very much wanted- or at least that was what it felt like. My child received a very good education for the two years that she attended LCA, but I can honestly say- that was because she had great teachers- whom by the way left after the school year ended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

I have had my daughter enrolled in 'LCA' for the past four years. We are thrilled with the quality of the staff, the adademic excellence, the spiritual rather than religious mindset, as well as the direct involvment of the Principal and Vice Principal. The Staff strives to understand the individual learning style of the student as well as the God given gifts within each child. The arts are a large part of the total development of the student as well as the weekly chapels which are provided for the students to worship together with the staff. The athletic program has lacked over the past few years due to the focus on the building of a beautiful new facility, however the sports program has just begun to develope a focused program and we're sure it will follow the quality of everything else we have found at this wonderful academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

I have both a third grader and a seventh grader at Lancaster Christian Academy and we are very pleased with the school, its responsiveness, and the academic standards. Our seventh grader is deriving the most benefit, and had the most need, from the tailored instruction approach. The non-denominational nature of the school makes the Christian aspect more life-application focused rather than preaching. Most importantly, they do practice what they preach--behavior issues are dealt with promptly and compassionately but also fairly. The principal is engaged with the student body and genuinely cares about each student. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 67%
Black 11% 23%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Smyrna High
Public School
LaVergne Schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Christian Universities
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
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)

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

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:10 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kevin Odea
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Fax number
  • (615) 223-6946

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • 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
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Math club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
95
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
100
Students typically come from these schools
Smyrna High
Public School
LaVergne Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Christian Universities
College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 95%
Military - 5%
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150 Soccer Way
Smyrna, TN 37167
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Phone: (615) 223-0451

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