Located in the heart of the culturally vibrant Highlands, Louisville Classical Academy is unlike any classical school in the region.
Independent, nonsectarian, and welcoming of diverse viewpoints, LCA provides capable, questioning, motivated students with a comprehensive and unified education based on a solid foundation of knowledge and strong thinking skills.
Considered of equal importance is the cultivation of intelligent habits of mind, such as persistence, attentiveness, and flexible thinking.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
80 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade
Louisville Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Latin, AP US History
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Shelly Ward


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Junior Classical League, MathCounts, National Geographic Bee, Science Club, Spelling Bee

Arts and Music Programs:
Private Music Lessons, School Play

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mindful Movement

School Notes

  • Louisville Classical Academy stands in a long tradition of education that reflects the spirit of inquiry of ancient Greece. Students at LCA learn, in a very literal way, how to participate productively in the "Great Conversation" that began in Athens more than 2,000 years ago and continues today. In the modern world, essential areas of study in the classical liberal arts and sciences include Latin and Greek, advanced science and mathematics, enduring literature, history, fine arts, music, and geography, as well as culturally significant mythology and philosophy. These tools develop superior habits of mind that also accelerate learning in the sciences, history, and art. Within this intellectual home, LCA students in kindergarten through twelfth grade learn to approach learning and life with reason, mindfulness, and purpose. Louisville Classical Academy is a small school by design, and our scale enables students to find a meaningful place within a vibrant community. Kindness, patience, and courtesy are truly honored. Our teachers` goal for each student is self-confidence tempered by the humility that should result from an encounter with the great thinkers whose works we study. When needed, above grade-level class placements are based on the student`s prior studies, areas of talent or challenge, and overall maturity.  Our determination to ignore grade levels where they get in the way of accelerated learning has allowed us to successfully support eighth graders in Calculus, Advanced Placement Latin, and Advanced Placement Art History.  Boredom in the classroom or with the LCA curriculum is not a common complaint. 

School Reviews

Louisville Classical Academy has completely fit our child's needs. The small class sizes and seminar-style of teaching allows for the students to be extremely engaged and we have found that our son loves school again. The students are all very smart and well mannered and respect each other, the teachers, and the school very much. We love the LCA families, too. They are all bright and interesting and involved. We were so fortunate to find LCA!
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