The philosophy that drives a school and its staff is a very important issue.
Key decisions, curriculum, and interaction among students and staff are affected by the overlying philosophy.
The Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences is guided by the personal educational philosophy of its founder, Kay F. Johnson, who has developed and refined this belief during her forty years of teaching experience.
We believe in continuous-progress learning. That is, a child should be taught and allowed to learn at his own speed.  We also promote process learning.

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Lawton Academy Of Arts & Sciences ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oklahoma for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
ESL, Mild Learning Differences; Early Advancement
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
228 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Lawton Academy Of Arts & Sciences Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Physics, AP Us Hidtory
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(No uniform required)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies from grade to grade: $5100 from Pre-k-5th to $6100 in secondary. There is a one time (per family) enrollment fee of $500. All supplies and snack lunch included in a material fee of $50/person, charged at the beginning of each school year.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michelle Smith
Admissions Associate
Bria Saintcross


Total Sports Offered
7 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
4H Club, BEST Robotics, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Class Officers, Guitar Lessons, Honor Society, Mathcounts, National Speech and Debate Association, OSSAA Speech and Debate, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
All-Region Choir, All-State Choir, Band, Circle the State Choir, Orchestra

School Notes

  • Lawton Academy provides a differentiated curriculum aimed at meeting the needs of gifted students. Classes are designed to engage students in meaningful research, to develop problem-solving strategies, and to promote critical and creative thinking through a rigorous curriculum that not only satisfies their intellectual curiosity, but also creates the opportunity for maximizing potential. Students at Lawton Academy are required to explore the arts and academics fully, with participation in advanced-level classes and fine arts (music, art, technology, public speaking/theater) being required of all students. Being identified as a "gifted learner" is not necessary for admission. Many of our students are self-motivated learners who enjoy the opportunity to work alongside others committed to the learning process.
  • Lawton Academy is accredited by North Central Association, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)/AdvancEd which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.We also offer scholarship opportunities through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund, a tax-credit scholarship fund that provides scholarships to Oklahoma K-12 students.
Profile last updated: 08/22/2021

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