Lexington Christian Academy

48 Bartlett Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

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Founded in 1946, Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) is Greater Boston’s oldest independent college preparatory Christian school. Located in historic Lexington, MA, LCA has an international reputation for integrating faith with learning to prepare students for success at the college/university of their choice, and beyond. Beginning in fall 2011, Lexington Christian Academy is pleased to offer expanded boarding opportunities for regional and international students. Visit lca.edu for more information.

The development of critical thinking skills in LCA’s Middle and Upper School students is an essential part of LCA’s academic, art, and athletic programs. The depth of college preparation is increased through Honors and AP courses, student internships and directed studies, community service, and senior research opportunities. College acceptances have included Brown University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, New York University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Georgetown University, Williams College, Wheaton College (IL), and the United States Air Force Academy.

At LCA, 6th to 12th graders pursue their interests and discover new ones in a richly diverse multicultural community. An LCA experience includes …

  • State-of-the Art Science Labs,
  • Spacious Art Studio,
  • Competitive Athletic Program with Championship Teams,
  • One-to-One Computer Program for Select Grades,
  • Weekly Chapels,
  • Local and Global Service Projects, and
  • Faculty Mentoring and Advising.

LCA’s exemplary program encourages a balanced life for students while preparing for college and career success. Faculty and staff nurture core values that lead to a life of leadership, joy, and service.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address48 Bartlett Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
Year Established1946
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationNondenominational Christian

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$22,350-24,950
Merit Scholarships Awarded70
Value of Merit Scholarships$150,000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded116
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$556,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionLearning Differences, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades8-12
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, English, English Literature, European History, Physics, Statistics, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Recreational. 8 weeks
Accredited ByNEASC
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School65
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of PA, Johns Hopkins, Boston Col, Boston U, Bates, Berklee Col of Music
Average Math SAT620
Average Critical Reading SAT602
Average Writing SAT603


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$50
New Students84
Percentage of Applicants Accepted79
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)68
Tests Used for AdmissionISEE, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorTimothy Russell
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2013
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Geneva College, MDiv, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Director(s) of AdmissionsBrook Berry, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment317
Day Students317
Student Body EthnicityWhite 58%, Latino 7%, African-American 12%, Asian 21%, Other 2%
Percentage of International Students6
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty37
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)72
Male Teaching Faculty17
Female Teaching Faculty20
Faculty EthnicityWhite 92%, Latino 2%, African-American 4%, Asian 2%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage30
Buildings on Campus1
Facilities Value$25,000,000
Endowment Value$3,000,000
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