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Why Lakeview

Lakeview Academy is a dynamic and nurturing day school for pre-K through grade 12 off I-985 in Gainesville, Georgia. Known as a leading independent, college-preparatory day school, our students and families describe Lakeview as a family and a learning community that challenges children to reach further than they thought possible. This strong sense of community and spirit sets us apart from other schools in Northeast Georgia.

Our students’ curiosity is sparked through a rigorous curriculum, and interpersonal relationships are developed through extensive extracurricular activities including award-winning fine arts, athletics, and robotics. We celebrate the uniqueness of every Lakeview student and offer individualized and differentiated learning through intentionally small class sizes. Our school culture encourages students to take educational risks and understand that failure is a critical step along the path to growth, success, and becoming a lifelong learner.

Bus routes available.
Tours & Admission Open Houses

We invite you to visit our campus. Whether you are just starting your school search or ready to apply, you are welcome to visit our school. You may schedule a private tour or register for one of our upcoming Admission Open Houses.

Private Tour
If you would like to schedule a private tour, contact Kim Cottrell, our Admission Officer, to setup a day and time that works for you. Kim is happy to show you around our school and answer any questions you have. Contact Kim at kim.cottrell@lakeviewacademy.org or 770-531-2602.

Admission Open Houses
Our Admission Open Houses are informal events that start with a short presentation by our Head of School and introduction to members of our faculty. Parents and children from our school community are available to answer questions you may have about their experience as part of our community. We end the events with small group tours of our school, focusing on the division(s) you are interested in for your child(ren). These events are open to the whole family and light refreshments are served. Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome.

Contact Kim Cottrell at kim.cottrell@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2602.

Lakeview Mission Statement & Core Values
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.

We believe Lakeview Academy should:
  • Deliver exceptional educational opportunities.
  • Maximize the unique potential of each student.
  • Cultivate a family environment.
  • Value honesty, integrity, and respect.
  • Respect and develop each faculty and staff member.

Schedule a Private Tour

Please contact Kim Cottrell via email or by phone at (770) 531-2602 to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Admissions FAQs

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Do you offer financial aid/tuition assistance?

    Yes! We offer need-based tuition assistance as well as flexible payment options.  Currently over 25% of our families receive some type of tuition assistance. We are happy to discuss options with you at any time. Conversations are strictly confidential. Please contact Angela Presley in the Business Office at (770) 531-2656, or angela.presley@lakeviewacademy.org
  • Q: When is the best time to start the admission process?

    Lakeview Academy accepts applications year round. We send out acceptance letters for the following school year beginning in early March, but we encourage you to begin the application process as early as possible for the following academic year to secure your space in the class.
  • Q: Is child care available after-school for Lower School children?

    Yes! Our on-site Extended Learning program is available to pre-K3 through 5th grade students from 2:15 p.m. (or whenever their school day ends) until 6:00 p.m. Our program consistently receives the highest score from the state regulatory agency. The rate for this service is $7/hour; $12/hour for drop-ins.
  • Q: Is transportation available?

    Yes, there are three bus routes with designated stops where students gather to meet the bus. The bus routes travel to Buford, Chateau Élan, Cumming, Dahlonega and Suwanee.
  • Q: What opportunities are there for parental involvement?

    Many opportunities are available for Lakeview parents to volunteer. The Lakeview Parents Association (LPA), the Fine Arts Booster Club (FAB), the Athletic Booster Club, and various in-class and other school activities all welcome parental involvement. For more information, please visit our Parent web page.
  • Q: Is there a uniform or dress code?

    Yes, there is a uniform dress code in all grades. Details can be found on our Dress Code web page.
  • Q: What time does the school day start and end?

    Classes for all divisions begin at 8:15 a.m. We encourage students to arrive a few minutes early in order to be prepared to start at 8:15. End times are as follows:

    K3 - Kindergarten: 2:15 p.m.
    1st – 2nd: 3:00 p.m.
    3rd – 5th: 3:10 p.m.
    6th – 8th: 3:25 p.m.
    9th – 12th: 3:25 p.m.

Our Admissions Team

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Kimberly Cottrell

    Kimberly Cottrell 

    Admissions Officer
"Our son felt welcomed and was able to join in from the moment he stepped foot into his classroom." 
-The Beverly Family
"The experience our boys have at school reflects the values important to our family – things like high expectations for learning and conduct, character formation and meaningful relationships."
-The Harrison Family
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.