Now accepting applications for 23-24 school year

A New School Option for Lakeland Families

Lakes Church Academy: Providing a superior education in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment where every student has the opportunity to succeed.

About LCA

Lakes Church Academy is an educational institution where students are encouraged to explore the world around them with a biblical worldview. We believe that God created each student uniquely, and we want to help them become more than conquerors for His Kingdom. Our goal is to equip students with the tools they need to be successful in life and serve as ambassadors of Christ throughout their community.

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You can rest easy knowing that your child’s education at Lakes Church Academy will not only prepare them academically, but also spiritually and socially. Your children will learn how to live out their faith through service projects, chapel services, mission trips, and other opportunities available at our school. They’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to make good choices when faced with difficult decisions later on in life – all while having fun! Come see what makes us different from other schools today!

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LCA has openings for 2023-2024 school year! – come take a tour and see if you are ready for a change!



We utilize Bob Jones University Press for the foundation of our curriculum pedagogy.  BJU Press provides educational materials written from a biblical worldview that focus on an academic rigor and encourage critical thinking.  You can learn more here: BJU Press.  In addition to BJU Press, we supplement with ACSI’s Purposeful Design curriculum.  Purposeful Design is intentionally rooted in biblical truth to equip students to flourish academically and transform their hearts and lives spiritually (Textbooks (   All of our teachers are professional educators with a bachelor’s degree in education and hold their State teaching certificates.  As mature Christians their desire is to give each child a superior education, with a biblical worldview, in a loving and nurturing environment. 

Spiritual Development

Lakes Church Academy will be a Christ-centered environment.  Teachers will educate from a biblical worldview and be sensitive to the spiritual needs of students.  We will utilize the ACSI Curriculum for teaching the Bible.   This curriculum focuses on teaching students about individual Bible characters and biblical truths that are essential to our Christian faith.  Our desire is for students to discover the Good News of the Gospel, that salvation from sin is found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  In addition to a daily Bible lesson students will attend a weekly chapel led by our Lakes Church pastors.

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities include: art, indoor/outdoor P.E., music, recess (daily), media, and STEM classes on a weekly basis.


PK2 and PK3 $7400 (5 days)
$5900 (M/W/F) and $4900 (T/Th)
Child must be 100% potty trained
PK 4 – Fulltime only $7000
k-5th – $8500



We accept the following scholarships through the  Step up for Students program: FES-EO, FTC, Hope Scholarship, as well as FES-UA under certain circumstances.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarships you can learn more here:


 Grades offered for the 2023-2024 school year, PreK-2 through 5th grade.


All teachers are mature Christians and are State certified with bachelor’s degrees in education. 

School Hours

School hours:  7:45am-2:45pm


First day of school for Lakes Church Academy will be Wednesday, August 9th, 2023. We are following Polk County School Board calendar.

For the full school calendar please Click Here.

After-school Care

We will not be offering After School programming this next year.


For the 2023-2024 school year we are asking students to bring lunch with them to school each day.


Students will wear a Lakes Church Academy shirt and khaki or navy bottoms that are purchased separately. 

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We have dedicated school security personnel, cameras and a secure facility. 


We’ll be utilizing the Student Information System (SIS / formerly Renweb) by FACTS to keep families informed of student performance, school activities and other events. 

Academic assessment

Each child will complete an academic assessment during an application interview to assist teachers in lesson planning.  To start this process you can apply here.


We are a member of ACSI (the Association of Christian Schools International),  and FLOCS (Florida League of Christian Schools).