« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
PK-12
Private
Layton, UT
Students enrolled: 497
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

Contact this school

2352 Highway 193
Layton, UT 84040

School website
(801) 771-7141
(801) 771-0170
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Layton Christian Academy address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
February 26, 2014
The 2013 - 2014 school year is our first at LCA, and I could not have asked for a better place for my daughter. LCA is a very loving and caring environment - the teachers view themselves as part of a ministry, so they are content to teach for less money than they would make at a private school. Frankly, the people who complain about tuition costs haven't investigated many high-quality private, Christian schools lately. LCA's tuition is about HALF of what one would pay anywhere else. The school does ask for donations from parents, and offers fun programs like paying $29 dollars per year for a jeans-and-tee-shirts day every few weeks. LCA does this to help raise money for the teachers to supplement their already pathetically low salaries. I, for one, am perfectly happy to support the teachers in this manner. Everything is OPTIONAL, and never once have I or my daughter felt pressured to participate. As a practicing Christian in an otherwise Mormon community, I couldn't imagine a better place for my children. To the person complaining about the dress code, let me just say that it is a huge relief to the kids not to have to conform to peer pressure.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2013
We felt very excited to have the opportunity to start a private school. I had 3 children that started LCA since preschool up to elementary. But come 2011-12 school year, everything went south. Tuition sky rocked, fees went up, charges for random things sneaked in, extra donation money always be asked for at least every other month. Then came questions and concerns about the teachers and students. Teachers were over worked and under paid in order to put money towards the building costs. Some teachers weren't teaching and too busy yelling at students and treating childrens disrespectfully. Students behavior started becoming out of hand and inappropriate, foul language used left and right, (including by a couple of the teachers at the students). The response was to "look the other way". This seems inexcuable for a private CHRISTIAN school where values and discipiline should be encouraged. If there was ever questions or concerns, the administration seemed uninterested, brushed it aside, said "There isn't anything we can do", or just were really unfriendly. I would not reccommend LCA. You're better off saving your money for college rather than wasting it there.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
Our kids started at LCA last year in 2nd & 3rd grades. We moved from out of state and were unhappy with the large class sizes in the public schools. They had a good first year at LCA and we have enrolled them again for this coming year. I agree, the fundraising is excessive and they put the stress on the kids, not the parents, which I don't agree with. The teachers have been amazing and that along with the Bible study, are the reasons we stay. The Principal is fantastic, but I agree the overall Administration/Office Staff come across rude, and seems to have no clue when it comes to customer service. If enrollment is important to them, you wouldn't know it by their actions. Enrollment has dropped considerably for the 12-13 year so maybe they will do some self reflection.. But the way we see it, the teachers are who our kids deal with and they have been fantastic. So if we have to deal with rude Administration then that's something we are willing to do. Overall, considering the few options here in Northern Utah, we are happy with LCA. However, if the drop in enrollment negatively effects the student to teacher ratio we will end up looking for another school.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
@ the person who commented about the "mandatory" cheer pictures. You know as well as I do that the Team Hazen pictures were completely optional and done in good taste. Bell pictures were also available later in the year; these did not include hair and makeup and were more affordable. If you're going to complain about something, get your facts straight. I take great pride in how I ran that program and always had my girls' best interest at heart. -Coach Buck

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2012
Our family has been very happy at this school. We are a military family and it is our fourth elementary school in the past six years. The teachers are wonderful & truly care about & invest in our children..... this is easy to do with the smaller class sizes - no more than 20, so we love the one on one attention they get as well as how well the teachers know each child and can easily handle any problems as they arise. LOVE it and feel you cannot go wrong with a Christian education!!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2011
First year at this school and so far not a fan. While I love the learning environment they rpovide, I am SICK of the fundraising. Every other week the school is asking for money in addition to the tuition. If you are involved in extra cirricular activities it is even worse. $60 for mandatory cheerleading photos where 3rd graders get their hair and makeup done. Are you kidding me? As a Christian school I would think that they would let little girls be little girls. Overall....dislike.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2011
I would give this a higher rating due to the amazing caliber of the teachers, however the administration ruins any descent rating for the academy. There level of customer service is worse than what you would expect at a Wal mart. They are notorious for nickel and diming through fundraiser's all year long. I would rather pay an extra 1000.00 in tuition yearly and not deal with constant nagging on my child to bring money for every other week fundraiser's. Our two girls attended LCA and our oldest, 7 years old, eventually stressed about having dollars to get bracelets or to be able to get brownies during fundraiser's. Our dealings with administration there were unprofessional to say the least. For a business that thrives on numbers they appear to be in no hurry to smile and be kind when you have a concern. They are defensive in nature and rude. I would highly recommend taking your child somewhere else to avoid having to tolerate the administration at this school. At least until they take a few lessons in customer service. Its business basics but they missed that class.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
This is the best school ever..... i am a student here and I am so glad to get to go to this school.... I suggest it to everyone who is looking for a good, christian school.

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2011
In the two years my son has been attending LCA it has been a great experience. The academics seem to be above that of a public school. A good example is they start a second language in Kindergarten and have a option for a 3rd in 5-6th grade. This in itself is not a reason to pay for a private school but it is a good start. The staff is very open and communicates with you on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
Layton christian Academy is the best school i have ever went to compared to the public school this is my freshman year and i will continue going there to i graduate in year2012. MR. Hembrock is a very nice principal and a teacher

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 2009
My kids have been blessed with the opportunity to attend LCA since they were in preschool. My oldest son is in high school and my youngest in 6th grade. I taught in public school for 6 years and although I loved it, the class sizes were more than I could take. I also watch my children grow in their faith with God as well as an enrichment curriculum. After six years of teaching in the public school, I wanted to be a part of LCA. I wouldn't change a thing. I will not go back to public. Academics are always a question for new incoming families. My oldest son took the ACT when he finished his 8th grade year and received a composite of 20. That is the national average for graduating seniors. He took it this year and he received a 28. That should tell it all.

- submitted by a teacher
January 09, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
Awesome school, My kids are in the emementary and preschool. Their teachers are awesome. Mrs. Filer is the best! This summer my son could not stop talking about going back to LCA!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
Wonderful school, with a great summer program as well!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
LCA is alright.. It is easy to make friends. Everyone is so nice and stuff. Uh..some of the classes are kind of too easy. OH.. and they are very expensive. Its not even funny how expensive they are... Golly Gee. The teachers are nice. Sometimes I think they pick favorites. More than half of them have very great teaching abilities. I like this school.. but I think I will be staying there until I graduate.. :)

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2008
i am currently attending LCA. i have been there for 10 years and this comming school year will be my 11th. i am proud to say that this school has helped me in so many ways u cnat even imagine. it is nice to to only honor and respect your teachers but be able to lean on them when u need it the most. this school has been like my home of the last 10 years of my life, there wasnt ever a moment in my 10 years that i have said that i wanted to go to a different school. i would highly recomend this school to everyone. there isnt really a thing that i could say that is bad about LCA school except the some small money issues but they were well worth it. also great sports progam 1A champs!

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2008
My son went to prechool here. We never received any feedback & when I spoke to other parents, they had the same issue. The academics were lacking. The accounting is also messed up - I would get bills even when the account is set up on auto pay...the school will nickel and dime you. I was so disappointed as my niece went here years before and had a terrific teacher. The Extended Care teacher was well organized. I had every intention of sending my child to kindergarten here - luckily my child also went to public preschool and could not stop talking about the stuff he learned. I think if you are an athlete and in high school, this might be the school. As far as Christian principles, I wanted my son to go here - but academically, it just is not the place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2008
What a joke, waste of money, each year the price goes up by $400.00, and nothing to show for it, but paying for sports team that never win...keep your money...it is not worth it

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
I love teaching at LCA! I have been teaching for over 20 years and I have never been in such a great place! The dedication to providing a quality education is amazing! My grandchildren will all attend LCA because the great family atmosphere! The materials I have been provided with are the best money can buy! My students are the most welcoming and friendly student body I have ever worked with! Every year as I watch seniors graduate it makes me happy to know what great contributions they will make to the world they live in!

- submitted by a teacher
July 24, 2007
I graduated from Layton Christian in may of 2007. The years I had at LCA were the best of my life! I was involved in Speech and debate drama and student government. My old teachers were so good to me and Greg and Karen Miller are truly the most wonderful people in the state! My dream is to graduate from college and return to teach at LCA and impact students lives as others did mine. When I was at LCA we won Boys basketball, Cheerleading, and Speech and debate state championships. LCA is not just focused on excelling in sports it dedicated to every activity it provides for students!

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2007
I attended LCA for 9 years and was finally lucky enough to get out! In the beginning the school was fantastic but as the years progressed it seemed as though my school had become obsessed with one thing, wining state basketball coach Porter was brought in and while he has impacted the school in a few positive ways the school went down hill when we began recruiting basket ball players. Now while not all is bad unless you are really interested in sports perhaps LCA is not the school for you.

- submitted by a former student
April 17, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
January 12, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
September 06, 2006
I have been sending my children to Layton Christian Academy for eight years now and I am so thrilled that God has provided the money each year to do so. I love that my children are not only getting high quality education but that the teachers there really do care about the students. LCA teachers do not currently receive any health benefits and they are paid less then public schools but they are there teaching because they love the Lord and they love our children. Your children will also get the attention they need because the classes are kept small. I highly recommend LCA to every family!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2006
There is nothing but good things to say about LCA! The High School teachers at LCA are some of the best in state! Mrs. Chavez the Spanish teacher has taught my son so much in one year, I wanted to come and take classes! Mr. Parker has pushed my son to succeed and he has done so! LCA has so much to offer from sports programs, Academic activities, fine arts opportunities that I would recommend LCA to anyone! After having my child attend LCA I would not ever move him!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
My grandchildren attend LCA. The educational opportunity is unequaled in Utah. They receive individual attention, encouragement, and additional instuction when needed. The teachers are well qualified in their field. They bring to the children, experience as authors, world travelers as well as other numerous areas of expertise. Each parent is involved in some way with school activities. They have an outstanding sports program for classes 5th grade-12 grade. Each child is exposed to art and music classes. It is a school that has a Grandparents Day and makes grandparents feel welcome any day of the year. The administrator do a wonderful job of encouraging the teachers, students and staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2004
I m very impressed with the leadership at LCA. The teachers not only care about my children s academic progress but they also take the time to get to know my kids on a personal basis. I love the fact that junior high students and above take semester finals, the high school students are required to get involved in speech, Spanish is taught from elementary on, the wonderful curriculum, and SAT are taken every year.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2003
The class size along with the quality of teachers are a direct reflection on the ability of my pre k and 2nd grader. I am pleased with their teaching methods as well as their true concern as to the kids education. Further, the extended care program is a great program where I am confortable leaving my kids, relieves stress, and in addition, they assist with homework whenever possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


About this school

Over 60 religious denominations are presented in our student body. Diverse student and faculty - Ethnic make up - 68% Caucasian 18% African American 7% Hispanic 5% Asian

Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 29, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Layton Christian Academy
2352 Highway 193, Layton, UT  84040
(801) 771-7141
Last modified Layton Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Layton Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top