Why Lakeview

Welcome to Lakeview Academy, an independent, co-educational school for students K3-12 located on 90 wooded acres in Gainesville, Georgia. Lakeview Academy is a non-sectarian value based-school that supports the expression and celebration of traditional Christian culture while maintaining openness, respect, and accommodation for those students of different religions and for their beliefs. Lakeview values inclusion and deliberately seeks ways to diversify its student body, faculty, and Board of Trustees through a partnership with our community and our families. We are committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student and partner with you for your child’s success.

Whether you have come to our website because of a friend’s recommendation or through a search engine, we are so happy that you have chosen to explore the many educational opportunities that Lakeview Academy has to offer. Applications are accepted year round. We trust that you will find our website welcoming and informative, but to really experience all Lakeview has to offer, please come and visit our campus.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kim Cottrell, Admissions Officer 
Phone: (770) 531-2602
Fax: (770) 531-2647

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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 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Do you offer financial aid?

    Yes, financial aid is awarded only as a need-based decision. Lakeview Academy does not offer any merit-based scholarships. To apply for financial assistance, please contact Angela Presley in the Business Office at (770) 531-2656, or You must complete the online application process prior to applying for financial aid.
  • 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. We do occasionally offer midyear acceptances.
  • Q: What are the next steps after I turn in all of the required documents?

    Our teachers and students enjoy showing prospective students what a day in the life of a Lakeview Academy student is like, so we ask all applicants in rising grades 2-12 to spend a day visiting in the classes of their current grade. These visits are not used to test aptitude or ability, but assists our teachers in seeing how they can best suit the needs of the potential student in our classroom environment. Students applying for grades 6-12 will also be required to submit a handwritten, personal essay answering “Why I want to be a Lakeview student and how I intend to contribute to the school.”
  • Q: Is child care available after-school for Lower School children?

    The Lakeview Academy on-site Extended Learning program is available to 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 $5/hour; $10/hour for drop-ins.
  • Q: What is Homework Lab?

    Lakeview’s Middle and Upper Schools offer an after school Homework Lab to meet the needs of our students. Students attending Homework Lab will find a distraction free environment available to complete homework. Homework Lab is available Mondays – Fridays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend this lab.
  • Q: What are the benefits of attending an independent school?

    Independent schools are home to educational innovation. They teach young people academic skills and the importance of hard work, leadership, personal responsibility, and good citizenship. Each school features close-knit learning environments, challenging instruction, and safe communities. Independent schools are also good neighbors and partners, making both social and economic contributions to their communities.
  • Q: What geographic area does your school serve?

    Lakeview serves 11 counties in a forty-five to fifty mile radius around the school with approximately two-thirds of the students coming from within Hall County. Gwinnett, Dawson and Forsyth counties are our next largest populations.
  • Q: Does the school provide transportation?

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

    Many opportunities are available for Lakeview parents to volunteer. The LPA (Lakeview Parents Association), LAG (the Lakeview Arts Guild), the Athletic Association’s Booster Club and various in-class and other school activities all welcome parental involvement. There is a place for everyone. 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. For more information, go to our Dress Code web page where you can download the Dress Code and see a list of uniform vendors.
  • Q: Does my child need to bring lunch or is it provided?

    You have a choice! Lakeview provides a variety of tasty and nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch. Our chef is a favorite with the students and works with the student government to make recommendations for menu choices. Cooking and baking are done from scratch, and no fryer is used in the preparation of food. Students are also welcome to bring a lunch from home.
  • Q: What time does the school day start and end?

    All grades begin classes 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: 3:05 p.m.
    3rd – 5th: 3:15 p.m.
    6th - 12th: 3:20 p.m.
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.

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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.