Accredited by SAIS-SACS, the three divisions of the Lakeview Academy academic program - a lower, middle, and upper school - provide continuity and consistency in a nurturing and challenging environment. Foreign language is taught in every grade and technology is integrated into each discipline, with sixth through twelfth grade students using their own laptops or tablets. All students have a variety of elective opportunities from which to choose, including the school's award-winning drama and arts programs. In addition, over 75% of Lakeview's Middle and Upper School students participate in at least one school-sponsored sport. While Lakeview's students are offered the opportunity to excel at a higher level, an academic support program is offered to students at all grade levels when extra help is needed.

Lower School

The Lower School, housed in the Ramsey-Hill Hall (K3-3rd grade) and Mansfield Hall (4th-5th grades), is the coeducational preschool and elementary division of Lakeview Academy, serving students K3 through 5th grade. Students are introduced at this early level to an interdisciplinary program embracing the arts, technology, physical education, science, and library skills along with traditional curriculum areas.

Middle School

The Middle School, for grades 6 through 8, is housed in Lakeview's newest building, Singleton Hall. Lakeview's Middle School builds on the academic foundation students receive in Lower School and begins equipping them with many of the tools they will need to be successful in Upper School, college, and beyond school. In addition to our strong core curriculum, Middle School students are enriched with physical education, arts, technology, and Spanish throughout the year. The Lakeview Middle School faculty and staff are innovative and creative in developing lessons that meet the needs of all different learners.

The Upper School

The Upper School is located in Wilheit Hall. As a college preparatory school, we desire for all students to excel in all subjects academically. Our advanced curriculum includes fifteen advanced placement courses and nine honors courses divided among all content areas. Along with our rigorous academic curriculum, our students are enriched with physical education, fine arts, and technology. In addition, Lakeview has a college counselor to help students find the college that is their best fit.


Lakeview administers the Educational Records Bureau’s Comprehensive Testing Program IV (CTP IV) to students in grades 3 through 8. This standardized test provides the school and parents information about how students compare to other students in the nation (national norm) and other challenging independent schools (independent school norm). These scores are shared with parents when they are received at the end of each year and are used by the faculty and administration to assess and improve instruction.

Lakeview also administers the Educational Records Bureau’s Writing Assessment Program (WrAP) which provides a direct measure of writing ability to students in grades 4 ,6 8, 10, and 11. Students produce a writing sample in response to a writing prompt The WrAP is scored analytically and uses the six-trait, six point rubric to provide information and feedback that can help target instruction in writing. The grade levels include:
  • Elementary (grade 4) Narrative Mode
  • Intermediate (grade 6) Informative/Explanatory Mode
  • Middle (grade 8) Expository/Explanatory Mode or Persuasive/Argument Mode
  • College Preparatory (grade 11) Critical Thinking/Explanatory Mode
The Aspire test is given to ninth and tenth graders and the PSAT test to tenth and eleventh graders as preparation for the ACT and SAT, respectively. In some cases, scores may also qualify students for special programs or scholarships offered by the sponsoring organizations. Scores are reported to the student, Lakeview, and schools designated by the student.

Students in Advanced Placement (AP) courses are required to take the AP test at the end of the year in which the course is taken. Scores are reported to the student, Lakeview, and schools designated by the student.

Students must make their own arrangements to take the ACT and SAT ( or
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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.