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Life Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 642 students


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Posted September 22, 2013

I have to say something after reading these reviews. I have gone to Life Christian my entire life and have felt so overwhelmed with love from the staff. The teachers genuinely care about the students academically, emotionally, and above all spiritually. Reading these reviews most of them are outdated and almost all the complaints have been taken care of. My school always strives to improve and listens to feedback. Life Christian is a great community and school. I have learned so much there spiritually and academically. I love LCA it's my second home and if you are considering enrollment I would strongly suggest it. The school is obviously not perfect but it is a true Christian environment. The kind of compassion and leadership the coaches, teachers, and administration show is something I honestly don't believe you'll find anywhere else. I love my school and though it may not be for everyone it's a place that is blessed with true Godly men and women.

Posted April 17, 2013

I was a student who graduated from Life Christian recently. I have attended both private and public school throughout my schooling. Many comments on written below seem to complain about the emphasis on religion within the school. Of course that is one of the biggest aspects of the school. Yes, acadmemics are important but you are paying extra for an education in religion, for teachers to pray and spiritually guide you. If you want a school solely focused on academics attend Charles Wright, or Bellarmine Prep (where students can attend study hall instead of mass.) That being said, there are many high school teachers that challenge their students both academically and spiritually as well as those teachers that are not as effective. However, the administration has let go certain teachers and replaced them. They are still in this process. Additionally, I wholeheartedly disagree with the comment based on teachers pulling their own children out or admitting public school kids who were kicked out of local high schools. Life Christian believes that GOD can change hearts, despite the circumstances. Though many of these kids are not perfect, there are many cases of lives being transformed

Posted October 13, 2012

If you are going to spend this kind of money why not go to bellarmine prep down the road, which is much stronger academically and has many distinguished alumni? It seems outrageous to pay tuition to a very average school, educationally.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 17, 2012

Please don't judge this school by a couple of reviews. Talk to people whose children go there or are alumni. LCA is a loving Christian school that prepares students for college and life.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2012

Unfortunately, I must agree with the 2 most recent parent reviews. While LCA has some neat teachers, it is NOT a college prep school and, therefore, not worth the money. Everyone must take an entrance test to see if they can be accepted...but everyone who can pay is accepted so the academic standards are much lower than they advertise. One high school teacher lets her kids sleep in class on Fridays...really! The administration hides a lot of things from the parents- things going on at the school that parents should know and have a right to know...they are our children. There are a number of unsettling things going on. Take your money and your child and find a better school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 7, 2011

We had a child who attended Life Christian Academy high school. Their website is beautiful and they give a great sales pitch. We were promised so much and were excited to be there. However, the reality of the high school is VERY different from what they present to a new family...very disappointing. Be VERY careful before signing your student up- pray very hard! The fact that many teachers there have pulled their own students out of the school should tell you something. The fact that many parents have left and now have their kids in other private schools should tell you that it is not just about the economy. The fact that they accept students who have been kicked out of one or more public high schools should be a red flag to parents. Be careful. I don't care how pretty their website is..the truth is VERY different.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 22, 2008

My children have been going there for 7 years, so far. I'm very happy with the loving atmosphere and Christian values. My children all love it there. I'm happy with the academics, too. They are getting a great foundation for life.
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Posted September 7, 2008

I go there right now. and i like it because ive been going here sense 4th grade and im in high school now. it has a great cheer team and football team and it was pretty good academics the only thing that is bad is that sense its not a huge school and everyone knows eachother there can be gossip
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 28, 2008

I've gone here since Kindergarten and I love it! Everyone knows everyone. The sports and academics are great. We are also an awesome christian school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 26, 2007

Our two children have attended for ten years and we all love the school. Life Christian has provided a solid foundation for their life, education and spiritual growth. The teachers and staff walk the talk. Days begin with prayer and weeks end with worship. Discipline issues are handled thoughtfully and always in the child's best interest. The students respect the teachers and it is always pleasant to walk through campus. I always feel welcome in the classroom. Teachers support the parents. Everything is done with excellence in mind. We hope to continue as long as we can.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 17, 2006

Love the school, it's more expensive than some of the other schools in the area, but most don't go through high school like LCS does.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 12, 2006

Amazing parent involvement and teacher/parent relationships. My son has learned so much in the past few months it is amazing. I would reccomend this school to anyone who wants a solid christian education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 31, 2004

The Life Christian School Elementary program is second to none. All of the school's administrators are top-quality individuals. Middle School seems to still be in the formative stages. No experience with high school level.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2004

I am very proud of the progress I have seen from my child. She came from very low grades and pulled herself up, to prove that she can do it. If it weren't for the great atmosphere, I know she would also fall into a bad situation. I am proud of this school and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2003

Life Christian School and Academy is like a home away from home. I attended LCA for 13 years, from kintergarden through graduation. You will not find better teachers, as dedicated to each and every student, anywhere. Life Christian tries to filter out the garbage that exisits in the world today, and they did a good job while I attended.

Posted September 2, 2003

Before my son started attending Life Christian, he was making 'okay' grades in a local public school. His first year at Life Christian he made the honor roll throughout the entire school year, he played football, he played basketball and his overall attitude towards school completely changed, I appreciate the opportunity he has with Life Christian and I plan to send him there for as long as I can.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

I love this school! The teachers here are wonderful and are willing to help the students in every way possible. I love to see the high school students actually talking to the elementary students.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 60%
Black 14% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1717 South Union Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
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