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Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to Lakeview Academy – a dynamic, nurturing learning community for pre-K - 12th grade students. On your path to discover whether Lakeview is the place for you or your child, let me share with you what I believe about our school.

Things you will find at Lakeview are...
  • A strong sense of community and spirit that sets us apart from other schools in Northeast Georgia.
  • An unmatched college preparatory education that promotes lifelong learning
  • Encouragement for students to take educational risks and understand that failure is a critical step along the path to growth and success.
  • Unparalleled academics, athletics, and fine arts programs.
  • A culture that challenges children to reach further than they thought possible.
Lakeview Academy celebrates the uniqueness of every member of our community and offers individualized and differentiated learning for all students through small class sizes. We also provide opportunities for young people to do things they have never done before. But don't take my word for it! Please visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus.

Kirsty Montgomery, Ph.D.
Head of School

Head of School Blog

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  • Dr. Montgomery with family in England

    A Vision for the Future

    Last week was a much-needed week off school for students, faculty & staff, an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends at Thanksgiving, and generally catch up on life.  I went home to England to visit my family and friends (having not seen my father and brothers for three years due to the pandemic) and to top up my accent.  Although there was no one celebrating Thanksgiving in England (the Pilgrim Fathers were sailing away from England, not toward it), I did notice that the British were already in festive mood, with lights, Christmas trees, and images of Father Christmas all over the place. It reminded me that December is now upon us, and we will soon be ringing in the New Year. With this in mind, I wanted to share some exciting updates for 2022. As part of Lakeview's strategic vision for future growth, we made a series of investments in faculty and staff this academic year. Salaries and benefits were reviewed, and adjustments made to closer align with qualifications (we will continue to review these so that we are able to attract and retain the best faculty and staff). As well as filling existing positions, new positions were also created, including…
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  • Intergenerational Opportunities Build Lifetime Memories

    On Friday, October 8th classes quite rightly came to a grinding halt for Lakeview's Grandparents and Special Friends Day. This time-honored tradition, a day filled with music, performance, and special memories, was canceled last year due to Covid-19, but oh how we made up for it this year. The program was magnificent! For Lakeview great-grandparent Peggy Walters it was her 32nd Grandparent's Day. For me, it was my first. Grandparents and great-grandparents are as special to children as children are to them. So many wonderful memories are made when the young and old (or should I say the young and seasoned) get together. In my opening remarks in the WAC I shared memories of me as a child driving around a roundabout in London with my grandfather behind the wheel being sandwiched between two London red double decker buses, wondering how I would ever come out unscathed. My grandad was in the front, grinning, smoking a pipe, humming “O Come all ye faithful” to himself. I can also remember leaving my own children at the equivalent of a Fall Festival with my mother, their grandmother, thinking what could go wrong. Two hours later…
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  • Pressing the Reset Button

    Decisions, decisions. Last Friday during Senior Lotto I had to make one of the more challenging decisions as Head of School: who danced the best and received the most support during the dance-off — the Senior boys or the Senior girls. The decision was akin to one of those life dilemmas such as whether to join Facebook or not, or whether it's appropriate to hope that the opposing team trips and falls during a World Cup penalty shoot-out with England. Both the boys and the girls had leapt around strutting their stuff during the dance-off and the crowd had gone nuts cheering both sides. Who to pick? I couldn't win and had just a few seconds to decide. I thought about my own children — three boys, three girls. That didn't help one iota. Then I thought about my AP Government & Politics class — four girls, three boys....eek... Finally, I thought about my dad — what would he do? ...
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796 Lakeview Drive  Gainesville, GA  30501 • (770) 532-4383
Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.