Preparing students for what lies ahead.
Our curriculum is designed to not only educate students, but equip them to succeed in their colleges and careers. Our faculty teach with a faithful confidence in why and how their subject matters, and provide our students with a uniquely whole education that prepares them for a lifelong love of learning.
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Academic & College Advising
- Support Services
Our middle school provides a warm and challenging environment for 6th-8th grade students. Students are not simply taught necessary information, they are lovingly and faithfully guided in finding out how they learn. Our faculty are intentional about creating authentic opportunities for interdisciplinary work, and encouraging students to develop their confidence to ask tough questions and tackle ambitious academic goals.
Our upper school program is aimed at cultivating students who are equipped to succeed. We provide intentional academic and college advising, and we offer a rigorous roster of AP, honors, and college prep courses. Our students are given abundant opportunities to pursue their passions through robust arts programs, competitive athletics, and special programs like concentrations and senior internships.
Learn more about our Upper School here.
The Phillips Library is a hub for student research and collaboration. With a full-time Librarian, over 8,000 volumes and countless online resources, students are well-equipped to dig deep into their courses of study.
We are committed to equipping students to learn well and pursue their interests intentionally and ambitiously. Each upper school student is paired with an Academic Advisor who spends one-on-one time helping students learn well, plan ahead, and strive for excellence.
Our College Advising Department works closely with 11th and 12th grade students to not just get in to college, but to find the one that will be the best fit. We aim to help students arrive at their next step ready and equipped to joyfully succeed in the next chapter of their education.
Concentrations provide opportunities for students to explore an area of interest in greater depth. Students may select a concentration in the second semester of 9th grade, and they continue to work in subsequent years to meet the requirements.
Currently we offer Concentrations in the following areas of study:
- Arts (visual, vocal, instrumental or theatre sub-topics)
- Global Studies
- Innovation (maker-oriented)
Highly motivated students who have a diagnosed, mild learning disability may be admitted to the Academy on the condition that they participate in the Special Education Learning Center’s tutorial support. Students accepted to LCA with this conditional support must have a current Educational/Psychological evaluation made available to the school which identifies and documents the needs.
LCA does not offer a modified curriculum or remedial instruction.
We are committed to integrating current and relevant technology with learning to ensure that graduates are technologically prepared for college and the ever-changing world around them.
LCA is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. Students in grades 8-12 are expected to bring their own Apple O/S or Windows devices. 6th and 7th graders have access to Chromebook Carts and iPads.