Lakeland Christian Academy exists to provide a biblically-centered education environment so that its students may be equipped to become Christ-honoring members of their families, churches, and communities.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writing, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Tim. 3:15-16; 2 Pet. 1:21)
We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; John 10:30, 37-38)
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His Lordship over all of life, and in His personal and imminent return. (John 10:33; Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:35; Heb. 4:15, 7:26; John 2:11; 1 Cor. 15:3; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 2:9; John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:11; Rev. 19:11)
We believe that the Holy Spirit’s ministry includes conviction of sin, and the regeneration, indwelling and filling of believers, enabling them to live the Christian life. (Rom. 3:19, 23; John 3:16-19, 5:24; Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5, 6; Eph. 5:18; 1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19, 20)
We believe in man’s direct creation in the image of God, his subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death, and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation. (Gen. 1:26-28, 5:1-2; John 3:16-19; Rom. 3;23, 5:8, 9)
We believe that salvation is complete and eternal, by God’s grace alone, received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work. (Eph. 2:9-10; Titus 3:5)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation. (John 5:28, 29)
We believe in the spiritual unity of born-again believers in one true Church, the Body of Christ, and in the organization of its members in local churches (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; Gal. 3:26-28)
What makes Lakeland Christian Academy Unique?
Lakeland receives no monetary assistance from the federal or state governments for its operational expenses. All monies used for the operation of the school are received from student tuition, monetary gifts, and grants.
Students are expected to follow an established set of guidelines for the purpose of training and discipline. These guidelines include standards for personal behavior and dress. Students are expected to show respect for each other and for those in authority. The adopted dress standard is designed to teach students acceptable standards of modesty and decorum.
When working with students, LCA seeks to find the source of a problem rather than merely treating the symptoms. This is done by personal concern in solving problems, working closely with parents, and by seeking God’s wisdom.
LCA believes that each student is a unique individual, created in God’s image, for the purpose of glorifying God. Lakeland’s goal is to help students develop their abilities to fulfill that purpose.
Lakeland Christian Academy believes that, by the cooperative effort of the home, church, and school, each student is better able to achieve his/her full potential. These three entities: home, church, and school are necessary to prepare the student with security, spiritual development, and academic growth.
All Lakeland families are expected to regularly attend a local Bible-believing church. LCA students are encouraged to regularly attend Sunday School, church youth activities or to have some ministry within their church, when possible.
Lakeland Christian Academy believes that God has given parents the responsibility to teach and train their children. LCA assists parents by working closely with them in this process.
Lakeland Christian Academy is accredited by the NCA CASI, North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. This organization certifies that LCA has demonstrated to the academic community that it effectively advances the quality of the educational experiences it provides for its students and is in compliance with the standard and criteria of this commission.
Lakeland Christian Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is a member school of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA).
ACSI is a service organization serving Christian schools across the United States and around the world. Each member school or college retains its individual distinctives and operating independence. ACSI’s National/International Headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
INPEA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote education of the highest quality and provide assistance and encouragement for non-public education in the State of Indiana.
Lakeland offers music opportunities for both the junior and senior high school student. Students are offered the opportunity to participate in band and choir.
Music students participate in three to four concerts a year. The Student Conductor Spring Band Concert, which is rehearsed and directed entirely by students, is held outdoors. Music students also participate in the annual ACSI Two-Day Music Festival at Bethel College.
Evidence is a small music ministry team composed of vocalists and instrumentalists who desire to share their God-given gifts of music with the school family and the community. Auditions are held in the fall.
Lakeland Christian Academy’s art classes include basic art skills and art appreciation. Our facility has an area dedicated to the art program.
Men and women, who felt the need for a Christian high school, established Lakeland Christian Academy (LCA) in the spring of 1974. Working together with Warsaw Christian School, plans were initiated for the 7th and 8th grade classes of WCS to become part of LCA.
In the summer of 1974, eleven acres of land were purchased. On September 3 of the same year, LCA began classes in the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church facilities with 42 students in grades 7-9. An additional grade was added each consecutive year. The Class of 1978 was LCA’s first graduating class.
In February of 1975, LCA moved to a location on Wooster Road with one modular building. A second modular building was added during the next school year. A third building was constructed during the following year, and its annex was added in 1979. LCA moved to its new campus on 250 East on November 1, 2000.
Forty-five churches are represented in the student body including the following denominations: Assembly of God, Baptist, Bible, Brethren, Catholic, Christian, Church of God, Free Methodist, Free Will Baptist, Grace Brethren, Independent, Lutheran, Missionary, Presbyterian, Reformed Baptist, United Methodist, and Wesleyan.