Lanier Christian Academy’s legacy is almost 40 years in the making and we are extremely grateful to the individuals, families and organizations that have already shown their support through generous financial contributions and commitments. God has guided us throughout this process and we are encouraged knowing that He will continue to lead others to contribute to our mission at LCA. We are inspired knowing that the growth of our school will create a stronger community of believers and our footprint of servant leaders will continue to expand with an increased capacity for enrollment.
Why do we need a permanent facility?
We are limited by space for our currently enrolled students.
The new facilities will serve our entire student body and faculty by offering a multifunctional building with 56 classrooms, several athletic spaces, a media center & library, 4 labrooms, enrichment rooms, and a cafeteria.
Parents are seeking out a Biblical Worldview Education for their children.
There is an increased interest in Christian Education, only a handful of schools in Hall County integrate a Biblical Worldview into their curriculum. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to welcome these interested students and their families with our current facility restrictions.
Total enrollment capacity will increase to 850 students
We have 540 students enrolled for fall 2023, but upon completion of the project we will have the capacity to increase our total enrollment by 50%. God has led us and assured us that this expansion is aligned with His plans for our current students, while also paving the path for our school to strategically grow enrollment opportunities in the years to come.
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The LCA story
It has been a blessing to partner with the students and families from our area for almost 40 years and we are grateful to have a more clear understanding of God’s vision for our school. We are obediently following His plan for the future of Lanier Christian Academy and building on our legacy with this permanent place to call home.
In 1984 Lloyd Strickland started Westminster Christian School (renamed North Georgia Christian School in 2008) in Gainesville, GA, which taught a Biblical Worldview Education. In 1997 Marty Owens started Heritage Academy, offering the University model with 3 days on campus and 2 days of instruction completed at home. Both schools taught from a Biblical perspective and thrived in their own right while occupying 4 different buildings on 4 different campuses. For almost 40 years, we searched for property to build our own place to call home
Lanier Christian Academy moved into Chestnut Mountain Church in 2016 after Heritage Academy and North Georgia Christian School unified. We are so thankful to the Lord for this church and our relationship with them, but we know it is time to build our own place to call home.
The campus expansion will allow us to provide a better experience for our current students, while also opening our doors to new students. The Lord continues to bring more families interested in partnering with LCA. We hope to provide their children with an educational experience rooted in faith and shaped by His word. By nurturing and educating God’s children in our local community, we are molding the disciples who will bear witness to the world.
Our first academic building and gymnasium will have over 80,000 square feet and give us over 50 learning spaces. Media Center, Cafeteria, Science Labs, and K-12 classes can be contained in this building when it is fully finished. When all classrooms are completed and furnished, our enrollment capacity will increase to over 1,000.
Creating an outdoor space that will be utilized by the entire student body on a daily basis is an exciting start for the campus expansion. While the LCA field will serve as a space for our football and soccer teams, the entire student body and staff will be able to enjoy the space regularly throughout the school year.
We are blessed to have over 200 student athletes, 30 athletic teams, and offer 10 sports throughout middle & high school. However, we are currently spending valuable resources to rent game & practice fields.
Despite the challenges we’ve had with the back and forth of using other fields, our teams have thrived. It is time we offer a much deserved and improved facility to honor the hard work and dedication of our student athletes and coaches.
Creating an outdoor space that will be utilized by the entire student body on a daily basis and host games for athletic events, is an exciting start for the campus expansion. While the LCA field will serve as a space for our football and soccer teams to host games, the entire student body and staff will be able to enjoy the space safely throughout the years. All students will spend quality time on the field for various reasons, but we ultimately recognize that we need to cut the cost of renting spaces.
We are blessed to have 212 student athletes, 30 athletic teams, and offer 10 sports throughout middle & high school, but we are currently spending valuable money to rent game & practice fields, so we are aiming to cease those payments by fall 2023.
Despite the challenges we’ve had with the back and forth of using other fields, our teams are continuously proving that giving glory to God and dedicating their time to practice has brought them success and we know a home field will boost the morale of all the teams and give us a space to unite and cheer for our student athletes.
Initially we will build the three story shell of our first academic building which will include finishing the first floor and the gymnasium. Completing the first floor allows us to move elementary students out of Chestnut Mountain Church.
When giving allows we will complete the second floor and increase our capacity to over 650 students. Our entire student body will then move into the building.
Completing the third floor of the project will increase capacity to 1,000 students. Our vision is to have elementary on the first floor, middle school on the second floor, and high school on the third floor.
Together, in discipling Christ-centered, servant leaders, we can ensure that our students are equipped spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially to become fully devoted followers of Jesus