Life Christian Academy

  • The philosophy of education at Life Christian Academy equips our PreK through 12th grade students with a Biblical worldview as they develop and build a solid foundation for their futures. Our strong and challenging curriculum and instruction presents students with developmentally appropriate content and skills in mathematics and science, language arts, social studies, world languages, Biblical studies, fine and performing arts, and wellness. This comprehensive system is intentionally designed for effective college preparation and life leadership skills. Life Christian Academy is dedicated to supporting our teachers in their use of instructional strategies identified as best practices through quality research. Since each student has been uniquely created with strengths and talents, Life Christian Academy provides individual attention in small class settings. This structure helps each student grow as a learner with clear academic goals. These goals address: Thinking analytically to solve problems
  • Communicating ideas effectively with both spoken and written word
  • Applying and synthesizing information  Developing personal learning strategies  Building capacity for creativity and innovationWorking cooperatively with others  Productive citizenship

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationAssembly of God
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students520 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Life Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English, AP European History, AP US History
Average SAT score1120
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(K--8 Uniforms, 9--12 Dress Code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,089
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorTauna Shoemaker
Admissions AssociateSuzanne Corrigan
Endowment Size$2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Associated Student Body, Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, Math Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Rotary Interact, Technology Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir Club, Drumline, Worship Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Elementary Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Our Mission:
  • To empower our students through academic excellence and quality enrichment to be revolutionary world changers who inspire others to love and follow Jesus.
  • History:
  • Established in 1973 with six children and one preschool teacher, Life Christian Academy today provides a premier education experience to preschool through 12th grade students from throughout South Puget Sound and around the world. Our high school graduated its first senior class in 1997. Our leadership has never wavered in its commitment to providing a Christ-centered environment of academic excellence.
  • Core Values:
  • Love God.  Love others.  Speak life.  Pray powerful prayers.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-12 | 669 students
    4.1 miles
    7723 Chambers Creek Rd W University Place
    Tacoma, WA 98467
    (253)620-8373
    4.1 NS-12
    669
  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-12 | 296 students
    3.2 miles
    2052 S 64th St
    Tacoma, WA 98409
    (253)475-7226
    3.2 NS-12
    296
  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-12 | 606 students
    2 miles
    827 N Tacoma Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    (253)272-2216
    2 NS-12
    606
  • Tacoma
    Grades: 9-12 | 968 students
    0.3 miles
    2300 S Washington St
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)752-7701
    0.3 9-12
    968
  • Tacoma
    Grades: PK-12 | 74 students
    5.9 miles
    5714 29th St Ne
    Tacoma, WA 98422
    (253)927-7673
    5.9 PK-12
    74

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