Christian Academy of Louisville

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Christian Academy of Louisville
English Station
Heart for God. Mind for Truth. Friends for Life. Service for Eternity.
Location
Louisville, KY, USA
Information
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Protestant
Established 1975
Superintendent Tim Greener
Executive Director Maurice "Moe" Lundrigan
Faculty 269
Enrollment 3069
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus English Station (main), Rock Creek (original), Southwest, Southern Indiana
Color(s) Red, White, Blue
Athletics Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Marching Band
Mascot Centurion
Average SAT scores 1718.2 (2009)
Average ACT scores (2009) 25.2
Website

Christian Academy of Louisville, is a member of the Christian Academy School System in the Kentuckiana area. The school seeks to provide a "traditional education in a Christ-centered environment", and families seeking admission must have a reference from a minister certifying that they attend a church regularly. The school holds accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission, the National Council of Private School Accreditation, the State of Kentucky, and the State of Indiana.

History[edit]

Christian Academy of Louisville was founded in 1975 by South Louisville Christian Church with 120 students in grades one through six. In 1978, Christian Academy purchased the Rock Creek Campus in St. Matthews with 336 students. In 1982, the first senior class graduated with 19 students. Today there are more than 1,800 alumni from Christian Academy of Louisville.

Continued growth led to the building of the English Station Campus, located on 65 acres (260,000 m2), which opened in the Fall of 1998. Currently, more than 1,800 students (Preschool-12) attend the English Station Campus with an additional 335 students attending Preschool-5th grade at the Rock Creek Campus.

In the Fall of 2000, the Christian Academy School System was created with the addition of Christian Academy of Louisville Southwest and Northside Christian School. The Southwest Campus, located in Shively, opened with 76 students in grades K-2. The Northside Campus, located in New Albany, Indiana, joined with 190 students in Preschool through 5th grade. In the Fall of 2003, Graceland Christian School, located in New Albany, Indiana, joined the school system with over 450 students in grades K-12

The 60-acre (240,000 m2) Christian Academy of Indiana campus, which combined the Graceland and Northside campuses into a single school, opened in the Fall of 2005 with more than 700 students.

A new 25-acre (100,000 m2) Southwest Campus was dedicated in 2006 and now serves over 350 students in grades preschool - 8th.

Today, the Christian Academy School System serves more than three thousand students located on four campuses in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Starting in 2011, the school's Centurion Soccer Fields, on the English Station Campus, are serving as the home to the city's USL Premier Development League team, the River City Rovers.[1]

Academics and achievement[edit]

The school regularly produces National Merit Finalists and Governor's Scholars from its large population of academically dominant students. The class of 2009 had four National Merit Finalists, three National Merit Commended Students, five Governor's Scholars, two Governor's School for the Arts and one Commonwealth Diploma recipient.

The class of 2009 received more than $5.6 Million in scholarships and provided more than 16,291 service hours to the local community. Typically, about ninety-nine percent of Christian Academy graduates go on to college.


Missions[edit]

Since 1998, Christian Academy has sponsored at least one mission trip outside the United States.

In 2001, Christian Academy developed the Christian Academy Missions Program to provide consistent school-sponsored mission trips. Since the beginning of the program, more than 500 students have participated in school-sponsored mission trips.

In June 2012, Christian Academy high school students were able to sponsor and open a house for fifty children in Karpi, India.

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