Shining Light Academy

Shining Light Academy seeks to fulfil the church's God ordained role in carrying out the Christian education command forum in scripture, along with evangelization.
Our goal is to aid you as parents in teaching and training your children with the Christian approach to life interwoven in each subject.
We desire to exemplify Christian standards of that which is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Shining Light Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
181 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Shining Light Academy 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
15 students
Advanced Courses
Advanced Math Track, Advanced Spanish Track, Dual Enrollment, Honors Anatomy
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Young men-dress pants, collared shirt; young ladies-skirts/dress to the top of the knee, blouses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
One time matriculation fee up-front, varies by grade. No hidden fees throughout the year.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Includes lunch, snack, and weekly field trips
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Gayle Queen


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Drama Club and Drama Productions, Honor Society, Journalism, Peer Tutoring, Service Club, Shop Class, STEM Program, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Fine Arts Competitions, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs for Elementary

School Notes

  • Shining Light Academy is founded on two key principles. The idea of FAITH and FAMILY.
  • Faith is built into everything that we do: chapel services, Bible classes, and academic courses taught through the lens of God's Word. Our teachers are all professing Christians who love the Lord and desire to see your students succeed.
  • Family is who we are! We are intentional about developing the relationships and rapport on campus. From top to bottom, there is a genuine atmosphere of love and trust. We support each other through challenges and celebrate each other through victories.
  • Shining Light provides a consummate experience for your student. Our upgraded facilities and technological advancements help to provide an up-to-date educational foundation. Experienced, passionate teachers help to then build knowledge on that foundation.
  • SLA also offers a thriving and competitive sports program. In fact, we have brought home 6 state championships in the past 3 years! While basketball is the big draw, SLA offers 5 more sports including: men's and women's soccer, baseball, golf, and volleyball.
  • Finally, Shining Light has expanded our Fine Arts program significantly and offers opportunities for your child to explore their creative side. With electives like Drama, Art, Shop, and Journalism, there is a little of something for each student's unique interests. Further, SLA competes in state and national competitions in many of those fields. Over the past 3 years, SLA has brought home more than 2 DOZEN top 3 ribbons in Art, Academics, and Drama, including 2 national representatives.
  • At Shining Light, our motto is "Arming leaders for Christ." To us, that represents giving your student a well-rounded education, seeing them grow as Christians. and hone the skills God has given them to bring honor and glory to Him! Our ultimate goal is to give you the best academic product for your money. At SLA, we believe we have accomplished just that.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Shining Light Academy cost?
Shining Light Academy's tuition is approximately $4,200 for private students and $1,500 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Shining Light Academy?
The acceptance rate of Shining Light Academy is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 87%.
Does Shining Light Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Shining Light Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Shining Light Academy offer?
Shining Light Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Shining Light Academy?
The application deadline for Shining Light Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
So thankful for this school-great administration, caring teachers, and a Christian environment for my children to learn!
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Great school full of caring and loving teachers. Smaller class sizes that help with more 1 on 1 teaching. Mr. Satterfield is a very nice and loving principal. I'm glad my child was able to attend SLA
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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