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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You must complete the online application process prior to applying for financial aid.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.