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Upper School

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Upper School: Grades 9-12

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  • Preparing to Soar

    Lakeview’s rigorous upper school curriculum includes seventeen advanced placement courses and nine honors courses divided among all content areas.  The results are students who are prepared academically for college and beyond as well as possess intrinsic skills of self-advocacy and time management.  The class of 2023 had a raw SAT score of 1160 compared to the U.S. public school score of 1003.  Small class sizes, engaged teachers, and the support of mental health and college counselors guide students through all aspects of school. Robust programs in fine arts, innovation, and athletics complete the Lakeview upper school experience.
“Lakeview prepared me exceptionally well for college. I finished my last semester at Samford with a grade of 101 in my math class while my peers struggled. There really is no comparison when it comes to college preparation.”

Will Landers '23, attending Samford University


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  • Interscholastic Competition

    Lakeview Academy participates in athletics and non-athletic programs and competes in the Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA) an ancillary division of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). 

  • Athletic Opportunities

    Interscholastic competition conforms to requirements of membership in the Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA) and Lakeview Academy. Lakeview Upper School athletic programs are governed by GIAA.

    Offerings include:
    • Football - Fall
    • Cheerleading - Fall
    • Cross Country - Fall
    • Clay Target
    • Volleyball - Fall
    • Basketball - Winter
    • Cheerleading - Winter
    • Swim - Winter
    • Baseball - Spring
    • eSports - Spring
    • Golf - Spring
    • Soccer - Spring
    • Tennis - Spring
    • Track & Field - Spring
    Click here for more information about Lakeview Athletics.
  • Non-Athletic Competition

    Activities sponsored by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) provide an opportunity for students in grades 9 through 12 to compete in drama, public speaking, academic writing, and music. Lakeview students participate in region and state competition in One-Act Play in the fall and in Literary (essay, dramatic interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, solo, trio, and quartet) in the spring. Interscholastic competition conforms to requirements of membership in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA).
  • Clubs & Activities

    The Upper School offers a variety of extracurricular activities including:
    • Honor Council
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletics
    • International Thespian Society
    • Key Club
    • Mu Alpha Theta (National Math Society)
    • National Art Honor Society
    • Robotics
    • Senior Beta Club
    • Student Council
    • Tri-M (Music Honor Society)
  • Performing Arts Opportunities

    • Acting
    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Samba
    • Speech
    • Orchestra
    • Mozart String Club
    • Musical Theatre
    Click here for more information about Lakeview Fine Arts.
  • Private Music Lessons

    • Piano
    • Strings (violin and cello)
    • Guitar
    • Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, and saxophone)
    • Brass (trumpet, trombone, and euphonium)
    • Percussion (concert percussion and drum set)
    Private music lessons are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and offerings may vary. Billing is through the business office. 

    Click here for more information about Lakeview Fine Arts.

Meet the Upper School Faculty

List of 31 members.

  • Photo of Mike Lawley

    Mike Lawley 

    Upper School Director
  • Photo of Matthew Phillips

    Matt Phillips 

    Dean of Students and Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Kelsey Marcero

    Kelsey Marcero 

    College Counselor
  • Photo of Christie Smathers

    Christie Smathers 

    Registrar | Coach, Varsity Tennis
  • Photo of Melanie Terrell

    Melanie Terrell 

    Upper School Office Admin. Asst.
  • Photo of Shannon Ball

    Shannon Ball 

    Teacher, US English
  • Photo of Marvin Clarke

    Marvin Clarke 

    Teacher, US Science | Asst. Coach, Varsity Baseball
  • Photo of Levi Coker

    Levi Coker 

    Teacher, US History | Asst. Coach, Varsity Football
  • Photo of Randy Coleman

    Lee Coleman 

    Teacher, US PE | Coach, Varsity Football and MS/Varsity Track & Field
  • Photo of Cece Conrath

    Cece Conrath 

    Teacher, US Drama
  • Photo of Chassie Corbin

    Chassie Corbin 

    Teacher, US Science
  • Photo of John Gilbert

    John Gilbert 

    Teacher, US Mathematics
  • Photo of E. Teresa Hughes

    Teresa Hughes 

    Learning Support Coordinator
  • Photo of Rene Iglesias

    Rene Iglesias 

    Teacher, US Spanish
  • Photo of Kaitlin Jameson

    Kaitlin Jameson 

    Teacher, MS & US Technology and Yearbook | Coach, MS Robotics and Winter Cheer
  • Photo of Sandy Kassouf

    Sandy Kassouf 

    Teacher, US & MS Spanish | Coach, Winter Cheer
  • Photo of Joseph Kudyba

    Joe Kudyba 

    Teacher, US Technology | Coach, Robotics and Varsity eSports
  • Photo of Mikhail Lovell

    Mikhail Lovell 

    Technology Director | Asst. Coach, Robotics and eSports
  • Photo of Lucas Martin

    Lucas Martin 

    Teacher, US History
  • Photo of Beth McElwee

    Beth McElwee 

    Assistant Head of School - Education
  • Photo of Marsha McFall

    Marsha McFall 

    Teacher, US English
  • Photo of Virning Moizinho

    Virning Moizinho 

    Faculty, US Foreign Language
  • Photo of Sehoon Oh

    Sehoon Oh 

    Teacher, US Art
  • Photo of Gladys Piper

    Gladys Piper 

    Teacher, US Science
  • Photo of Gretchen Plummer

    Gretchen Plummer 

    Teacher, MS & US Choral Music
  • Photo of John Rothwell

    John Rothwell 

    Learning Support, US | Coach, MS & Varsity Swim
  • Photo of Craig Waddell

    Craig Waddell 

    Teacher, US Mathematics
  • Photo of Nathan Wallace

    Nathan Wallace 

    Teacher, MS & US Mathematics | Coach, Girls Varsity Soccer and MS Cross Country
  • Photo of Benjamin Wood

    Benjie Wood 

    Coach, Boys Varsity Basketball
  • Photo of Richard Wright

    Richard Wright 

    Teacher, US English
  • Photo of Lori White

    Lori White 

    Teacher, US Mathematics
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