Liberty Classical Academy

Liberty Classical Academy Photo #1 - Liberty Classical Academy is a K-12 school in New Castle, Colorado that strives to nurture students with the love of God, the humility of Christ and the values of faith, family, and community.
Liberty Classical Academy Photo #2 - At Liberty Classical Academy, students participate in a rigorous and cooperative musical production each year, in which every student is required to play a role on stage. This prepares our students to articulate ideas to an audience, as well as building confidence and character. Our last 3 musicals were Peter Pan, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Shrek!
Liberty Classical Academy Photo #3 - Join Liberty Classical Academy's Missions & Travel Studies program this school year as we travel to Oaxaca, Mexico. Previous trips include The Dream Center in LA, Denver, Cedar City's Shakespeare festival, and New York City!
Liberty Classical Academy Photo #4 - As part of Liberty Classical Academy's rich STEM program, students participate in Science Olympiad, as well as Future Cities; a project-based learning program and competition where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. In 2016, LCA took 5th place out of 80 teams.
Liberty Classical Academy Photo #5 - In 2017, Liberty Classical Academy's K-3rd classrooms were awarded a science grant from the South Side Conservation District. With this grant, we were able to purchase classroom supplies to teach our children the importance of the life cycles of plants and animals. Our children will also learn the vitality of agriculture and importance of sustainability in the land around us.
Liberty Classical Academy Photo #6 - In 2017, Liberty Classical Academy participated for the fifth time in the Messiah Lutheran Track & Field Meet at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The 57 members of this year's team finished second out of 21 teams.
Liberty Classical Academy Photo #7 - Outside of the classroom, Liberty Classical Academy's close knit community benefit from activities and trainings: weekly hiking groups, summer swimming and rafting trips, IEW curriculum training, Love and Logic parenting classes, Beginning Reading, Moab camping, monthly parent meetings, and weekly Chapel.
Liberty Classical Academy, Formerly The Garden School, Is A Classical Christian School Located On The Western Slope Of Colorado.
Established In 1997, We Are Committed To Partnering With Families To Provide Students With Quality Academics, A Solid Christian Worldview And A Passion For Their Unique Area Of Giftedness.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students114 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Liberty Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,732
Tuition NotesTuition assistance is available. Please see for more information.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJo Hendrickson


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsDance, Track and FieldDanceTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Liberty Classical Academy`s classical approach arose out of the desire to provide a challenging, high-quality education that would provide emotional, intellectual and spiritual nurturing for children. Classes are designed around a study of the flow of western history from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Israel to the present day. We use an integrated, unit-study approach that emphasizes experiential education and classic literature.
  • LCA is a member of the University Model Schools International association. Univeristy-Model schools integrate the home and classroom learning experience. They develop a community to support families who desire to be an integral part of training and discipling their children. Our University style schedule allows students to take charge of their learning, time to develop meaningful mentor and family relationships, and make a seamless transition to college or career.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My daughter used to attend the preschool at LCA formerly known as the Garden School. I personally prefer the former name because that is exactly how I felt about the preschool. It was a place where children flourish and grow, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. We moved back East after her first year of preschool and I often look through the personalized yearbook that Tracey, her teacher, made for her and reminisce on those lovely preschool days. I am writing this review because after moving back East and experiencing other Christian schools, I can say beyond a shadow of doubt that the LCA preschool sets the bar very high. They go above and beyond what most preschools offer. Tracey and Mrs. Simms give their 100% into making sure their preschool is the most memorable classroom experience a child could ever experience. I dont have enough space to write all the special moments that my daughter enjoyed in that one year at this school - from engaging nature walks, to making their own healthy snacks, to sewing, to making wood crafts, to providing enriching activities with paint and othe art supplies, to sensory play stations and wooden toys and lastly circle time. Circle time was so special and it was my favorite aspect of this preschool. During the songs, I truly felt the holy spirit present. My daughter still speaks of her wonderful time at her preschool. I still remember her rosy cheeks and big smile after school, retelling all the details of her amazing day! Most importantly, Tracey and Mrs. Simms made her feel loved and special. They always greeted her with a big smile and warm hug. This kindness goes a long way with a young child. They truly show the love of Jesus to each and every child and we will always be grateful for this one year at LCA. If you are deciding on a preschool for your child, this is the school for you. Thank you Tracey and Mrs. Simms for loving each child as if they were your own. Thank you Renee for creating this school 30 years ago - your dream is impacting the lives of children in such a special way. We will never forget LCA, aka The Garden School. Kay :)
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i love this school and i moved there from a public middle school. this is definetly the best school i have ever gone to and im learning more than i ever have in all the schools iv ever been to. also all the teacher are really nice and if you get stuck they explain it to you until you do get it. i love this school. and all and all the uniforms arent that bad as people think.
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