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Lake Country Christian School

Private | PK-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $129,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,090.

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Posted October 16, 2014

My husband and I are so happy with the school we have chosen for our kids. There are so many reasons we chose Lake Country Christian, but most importantly, the school's focus is on guiding our children's education with a Christian emphasis. I love that the class sizes are small. Teachers are really able to focus on individual student needs. One of our kids participate in an optional critical thinking class that is offered in later elementary years where he has been introduced to subjects such as business, robotics, advertising and invention. It is mind-blowing what he has taken away from those courses. I also love our kids participation in chapel on Wednesdays. The kids sing and are truly inspired with Bible scripture. Also, each grade level participates in age appropriate mission trips every year. The students are able to see beyond themselves and really reach out and touch others lives. The teachers are excellent. They truly care! It is awesome to see the progress our kids make each year. Lastly, I would say that Lake Country Christian is a community that welcomes everyone. As a parent, I feel part of the school. I would recommend this school to anyone:).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2014

We moved back to the Eagle Mountain Lake area last year, and took our time in considering the best school for our son. We are happy to say we found the perfect fit at LCCS. The facility and staff are simply amazing. The class sizes are small, this allows more one on one time with the students. The curriculum is somewhat challenging, although this allows the students to preform at a higher level than peers in public schools. I would like to stress how loving and caring the teachers are with the students. They truly care about each and every student. Within two weeks of attending this school, the teachers addressed concerns about my son. He was evaluated and we found that he is Dyslexic. We were fortunate to find this out while my son was young, all to often dyslexia is not diagnosed and bright students fall through the cracks. LCCS is the only school within 40 miles that keeps and Academic Language Therapist on staff. My son has excelled since therapy began. We feel blessed to have found such an amazing school and urge you to consider making an investment in your child's future, by choosing LCCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2014

We have experienced elementary, middle and high school at Lake Country. Our oldest child was well prepared for college, our youngest is still at LCCS. The Biblical integration in all subjects sets LCCS apart from other private schools. Leadership skills and community emphasis is reinforced through teams,houses, mission trips, and other programs. On one retreat a camp staff member shared with me of the many schools they hosted it was Lake Country students they looked forward to each year. What a testimony to the character of these students and the examples set by the faculty and staff! We have an outstanding sports and fine arts complex. Other buildings are in need of updates, but if you spend 10 minutes with any teacher you will know without a doubt the heart of this school is what makes it amazing. There are several private schools much closer to our home. What our children have experienced at LCCS is worth every extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2014

Lake Country Christian School is a wonderful place to be. The staff, students, administration, and parents are all one big family. We have had our children in LCCS for 6 years now. Our oldest is now a senior. I know that she will be well prepared spiritually, socially, academically, and mentally to go to college next year. Lake Country has been a blessing in allowing their students to be in as many activities as they can handle. Both our children are involved in Youth and Government, student council, theater, choir, dance, soccer, mission trips, and also manage to keep their AP classes grades outstanding. They are able to achieve these goals due to the support of our outstanding teachers and staff. These men and women are God loving Christians that lead by example. As with any school, Lake Country is not perfect, but the difference between LCCS and other schools is that problems are dealt with and not ignored. They are dealt with lovingly, but firmly. I whole heartily believe God place our family with LCCS. "For I know the plans I have for you." says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope" Jeremiah 29:11
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2014

It has been such a blessing to be a part of the incredible LCCS family for the past 8 years. We have a child in high school and one at a state university. Our oldest was very prepared to meet the demands of his college course load. Lake Country students are able to participate in many more activities than would be acceptable in a public school. It is a 3rd year iPad school and further ahead in technology use than most area schools. The Fine Arts program is well known and the quality of the productions is amazing. The Athletics program is competitive and has an ever growing list of accomplishments. It is evident how much the teachers love the students and will go the extra mile to help, while still holding them accountable. Middle School teams, High School houses, and Biblical integration are all key components of an LCCS education. Many students are involved in the outstanding YMCA Youth and Government program. Students gain experience in speaking and debate, and the school's history on both the district and state levels is impressive. Our children have experience at public schools in one of the area's top districts and we can't imagine being anywhere other than LCCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2014

Both of my children have attended LCCS for years. My daughter just graduated May 2014, and feels very prepared for college. Her SAT's and ACT's were extremely high which we both feel is a direct reflection of the incredible teaching staff at the school. My son will be a Sophmore this year and has attended LCCS since kindergarten ....he thrives in all areas. He is encouraged to do and be all that he can. Both kids were able to participate in many various activities that fostered talents, leadership, and the ability to think for themselves. As a family we love the school! From the administration to the teachers to the kids and their families....we have nothing but good to say!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

We recently visited LCCS as we're debating about where to enroll our son. Upon pulling up I was surprised at how run down the buildings and grounds looked, the local public school looked nicer. Next was the poor behavior of the middle school boys that no one corrected, I wonder about their influence on the elementary kids walking by. Lastly we were unimpressed with the admin. staff. My son's b-day is 1 day behind the cut-off so we've homeschooled and he's on track with the rest of the kids his age had he been born 12 hours sooner. When asked about placement testing the admin. gal said it didn't matter how they tested he wouldn't place him in his proper class but push him back a year. We walked out then. They obviously aren't concerned with the best interests of their students and their abilities if they won't even take the time to properly evaluate an incoming student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

Our son was in 2nd grade when we realized he needed more than he was getting in his current public school. We researched and found Ft. Worth's "best kept secret" in LCCS. It was a exactly what he needed in terms a full service education with affordable tuition! He rose to meet the academic & behavioral expectations of the outstanding faculty and administration. He participates in award winning Fine Arts and Athletics. Our daughter has now followed suit. We are a part of the LCCS family and have never looked back. Exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

We love LCCS!! It is more than just a place for your child to learn academically. It is a great christian environment with everything to offer. Wonderful athletic program and state of the art Fine Arts department. Wouldn't want my children to be any other place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

LCCS was a wonderful school for our family. I have three children, all adults now that attended and their lives were greatly impacted by LCCS. the alumni of LCCS tell the story...they are doctors, lawyers, missionaries, pastors, accountants, teachers, men and women serving our country in the Armed Forces and Moms and Dads. If I were to choose a school today, I would choose Lake Country Christian School again. Thank you to the Administration and School Board that continue to hold up the standard of the mission statement. To educate, equip and encourage Christian leaders to fulfill their God-given purpose and impact their culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

LCCS is a wonderful school. Our children have been able to experience so much. They have had the ability to try all types of activities. This has help make them well rounded. They have also been able to experience true support from other students as well as the teachers when life throws you a curve. The academics are excellent. Our oldest child is in her first semester at The University of Texas at Austin and has earned honors in the McCombs business school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2012

LCCS is a fantastic school! One of my kids started in sixth grade and the other in high school. All I can say is I wish they both started at LCCS in Kindergarten! The Christian Worldview is presented in every subject and kids are nurtured in their Christian walks by the teachers, admin, and fellow students. I can only imagine how strong my kids' faith would be if I had avoided public school in elementary! The academics are very rigorous and prepare students for entrance into excellent universities. The amount of scholarship money won by relatively small graduating classes is staggering! The teachers and staff are loving and nurturing; but also hold students to the standards that my family wants for our own children spiritually, behavioraly and accademically. I am so glad the Holy Spirit brought our family to Lake Country Christian School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

LCCS seems more concerned with pleasing their wealthier families with multiple children who have been with them since pre-K than in preparing students for college. Students/parents/teachers not at all welcoming to students joining in HS. A complaint from one of their benefactor families against a new student and they're presumed guilty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

We were disappointed in the academics offered. Their "talented and gifted program" was good but cost a great deal more to participate in it. Even though our child made straight As every year at LCCS, when they took the standardized tests to see how they ranked against the National average, they only scored in the middle. Very disappointing. Biblical views are not woven into each subject; mostly just chapel. Their "Bible" class was a handout that they read and colored but it was not explained by the teacher. Several students were not good influences and even though the school says a parent must be a Christian, regularly attend church and have a pastor's letter, we know many did not meet this criteria and it reflected in their character. Because of the financial issues the school is having, the school is looking run down and teachers had to take pay cuts. This reflected in their motivation in the classroom. Our children will be attending a different Christian school next year that has a solid reputation of academic excellence and college preparation and integrates a Biblical worldview into each subject. We hope that LCCS will find it's way in these trying times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

Lake Country equips students to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts. The teachers are committed to providing students an exceptional learning environment that fosters academic success in all students. LCCS students attend high-ranking colleges and universities in Texas and throughout the nation. As an alumnus, I can attest to the school's ability to prepare students for college and beyond with high classroom standards and an ever-increasing number of AP courses. Lake Country is a place where your student can succeed.


Posted May 23, 2011

Exceptional in all areas! From Athletics to Fine Arts to Academics. My child is challenged in every area, and has opportunity to try out everything! He discovered his musical talent because of the band program. He has excelled athletically because he isn't competing with 600 other students, so he actually gets an opportunity to play, all sports... soccer, football, baseball, basketball whatever. Academically, he is testing on levels 4 grades higher than his grade level. Spiritually, he prays regularly, is disciplined with biblical correction and love and encouragement. Public school simply can't compare. As for the price and financial management, this is 2011. The price is well in line with other private schools and offers as much or more. And the finances are managed quite well. If you are expecting tuition to pay for your childs education then you shouldn't look to private schools anywhere. Love LCCS. God is alive and well in that place. Teachers and staff love the students and the mission is regularly reviewed. Can;t say enough good things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

We love LCCS! Our oldest has been at the school for 9 years. The teachers have been wonderful. They have an unbelievable Fine Arts/Athletics facility! LCCS students rank among the best academically....their chess team competes at the national level - how cool! Definitely one of the top private schools in the metroplex!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

As parents, it is our duty to equip our children with the tools necessary for them to succeed as Christian adults. LCCS truly partners with us to ensure our kids are mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally ready for their journey. LCCS has blessed us in so many ways. God's Love freely flows from the entire staff as soon as you enter the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

As a recent alumnus of the school, I can attest to the quality of the education. I was more than adequately prepared for the top-tier university I now attend. The leadership is great; they understand that discipline is necessary, but they do know how to have fun. The amount and level of AP courses offered is more than adequate; most of my class received a significant amount of credit, getting a head start education-wise. The arts department, all things considered, is good, creating the sort of environment that allows students to excel in any number of things. I know of students who were in a band, played football, and performed in theatre, all while maintaining an excellent GPA. One last note: the great student-teacher ratio allows students to communicate and discuss openly with the teachers, something that is necessary to a proper education.


Posted January 8, 2011

I graduated from Lake Country in the Spring of 2009. The school prepared me for the rigorous college load that I have now. The AP Courses offered provide the necessary course loads and great instruction by teachers who are passionate about education. The classes are geared toward the AP Exams, thus preparing students along the way for the test that is to come. Both of my AP courses transferred into college credit which saved me both time and money. The class counts are low, the teachers are accessible for extra help, and the social atmosphere is great. Though the school is limited in athletics offered some seasons, the academics are worth it.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 31%
Black 3% 13%
Hispanic 3% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Colleges most students attend after graduation Texas A&M
Texas Christian University
University of Oklahoma
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  • Creative writing
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Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

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  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Nancy Purtell, M.Ed.
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  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
  • ORUEF
Fax number
  • (817) 236-1103

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Dance Team
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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University of Oklahoma
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7050 Lake Country Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76179
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Phone: (817) 710-1215

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