Christian Academy of Louisville
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|Christian Academy of Louisville|
|Motto||"The mission of Christian Academy School System is to develop students with a heart for God, who grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and men."|
|Executive Director||Maurice "Moe" Lundrigan|
|Average class size||20|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Campus||English Station (Middletown), Rock Creek (St. Matthews), Southwest (Off Dixie Hwy), Indiana (New Albany)|
|Color(s)||Red, White, Blue|
|Mascot||Centurions(ES/RC), Warriors(IN), Saints(SW)|
Christian Academy of Louisville is a private Christian school in Louisville, Kentucky, and a member of the Christian Academy School System in the Louisville metropolitan 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.
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 on four campuses in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Christian Academy's student body represents over 140 churches. 73% of faculty have a master's degree.
In 2010 Christian Academy of Louisville High School was recognized as one of only 304 public or private schools nationwide—and the only high school in Kentucky—to receive the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School award. High School students are required to complete 60 hours of service before graduation.
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. Athletics are becoming more prominent for the Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions. Tim Henderson was a walk on to the University of Louisville Men's basketball team; winning a national championship in 2013. The Centurions won the 2-A state football title in 2016; coached by Stefan LeFors.
- "Centurion Soccer Fields at Christian Academy of Louisville (English Station) will be the 2011 home field for the Rovers!" (Press release). River City Rovers. Retrieved April 18, 2011.