The philosophy of education at Life Christian Academy equips our preschool through grade 12 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, 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 innovation  Working cooperatively with others  Productive citizenship

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 740 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,489
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Life Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
740 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Life Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English, AP European History, AP US History
Average SAT score
1120
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
K-8 Uniforms, 9-12 Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition prices vary depending on grade level and the number of students enrolled per family.
Summer Program Cost
$250
Summer Program Cost Notes
Cost is per class.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Admissions Director
Linda Davis
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Slattery
Endowment Size
$2 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Associated Student Body, Ballet/Hip Hop Class, Chess Club, Digital Photography Club, Esports Team, Jesus Club, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Rotary Interact, SLi, Sphero Coding Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir, Drumline, Sole Purpose, Worship Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Elementary Athletics

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 grade 12 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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Michael Putnam - PGA Tour
    • Andrew Putnam - PGA Tour
Source: Verified school update

School Calendar

View the Life Christian Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
No School: Thanksgiving Break (LCA Events)
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
No School: Spring Break (LCA Events)
March 24, 2023 (Friday)
International Students Spring Break Trip (LCA Events)
March 26, 2023 (Sunday)
Early Dismissal: Last Day of School (LCA Events)
June 14, 2023 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 740 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,489
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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