A teacher-led, classical education experience.
Our mission is to educate the minds and inspire the hearts of young people through a content-rich, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) addresses the real need for tuition-free, high quality, teacher-led education,
K-12. There is a desire among many families in Lake Country for a teacher-led, classical education experience. We believe that all students should have access to this option, regardless of their zip code, socioeconomic status, primary language or race. Classical Education upholds a standard of excellence and has proven itself over the course of time.
LCCA, a public (tuition-free) charter school, will initially serve kindergarten through 9th grade students beginning in Sept. 2021. LCCA will expand by one grade each year until fully serving grades K-12 by 2024.
LCCA will be a licensed user of the Hillsdale K-12 curriculum, providing a classical education that is content-rich across four disciplines: Math, Science, English Language Arts (including phonics, grammar and writing), and History, with significant attention to music, art, and foreign language. Each of these disciplines will be taught with an emphasis on the history and traditions of American citizens as the inheritors of Western civilization.
We believe LCCA’s high standards and research-based curriculum will provide students with a content-rich education that will challenge them to excel not only in learning, but also in character development. At LCCA, high academic achievement, personal discipline, ethics, and responsibility will be consistently reinforced through the study of subjects in the classical tradition. Students will graduate from LCCA as highly literate and ethical citizens who are well-prepared to advance into any life endeavor.
AFFILIATION WITH HILLSDALE COLLEGE
LCCA is an affiliate school of the Barney Charter School Initiative, an outreach of Hillsdale College. The BCSI team will be assisting LCCA in creating and implementing challenging, engaging academic programs, as well as providing teacher training that will serve as the foundation for a liberal and civic education. The BCSI learning model has already seen substantial success throughout the United States, with more than 20 affiliate schools currently serving more than 12,000 students across the country. LCCA is honored to be the first BCSI affiliate school in Wisconsin.
The BCSI will provide the architecture for LCCA’s academic program. The BCSI classical curriculum emphasizes the core disciplines of math, science, history, and language arts, including phonics and writing, with significant attention to music, art, and foreign language. Each of these disciplines is taught with an emphasis on the history and traditions of American citizens as the inheritors of Western civilization.
In K-8, the basis of this curriculum is the Core Knowledge Sequence, prepared by the Core Knowledge Foundation and used widely across the United States for well-over twenty years. Following BCSI recommendations, LCCA will supplement the Core Knowledge Sequence with an intensive phonics program that uses the Orton-Gillingham research on language and cognition that has been developed by Access Literacy, LLC. LCCA will supplement the Core Knowledge Sequence in mathematics by using the Singapore Math curriculum from grades K-7. LCCA will also include instruction in Latin, beginning on a formal basis in 6th grade, preceded by the teaching of Latin and Greek roots in grades 4 and 5. The Well-Ordered Language curriculum will be the basis for formal grammar instruction in the upper elementary grades. In high school, LCCA will follow the BCSI course sequence. This includes four years of history, literature, math, and science; three years of foreign language; one year of both literature and government; and a semester each of economics and moral philosophy.
OUR CAMPUSES - LCCA EAST & WEST
LCCA's student body will initially be divided into two campuses:
LCCA East (for grades K - 4): Holy Trinity Church, N50W35057 Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
LCCA West (for grades 5 - 9): St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 818 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Each location will have 10 classrooms, a gym and dedicated spaces for art and music. The two locations are about an 8-minute drive apart. We will stagger start and end times so that parents with children at both locations will have ample time to drive and drop off/pick up their children. To see photos of each campus, scroll through the photo galleries below.
Through our partnership with St. John's Northwestern Academies, we're excited to be able to offer a variety of after-school athletic options for our middle and high school students. In addition, depending on volunteer support and student interest, we intend to offer other after-school clubs at our school location including, but not limited to:
LCCA Liberty Leaders (volunteer/community service group)
Martial Arts Club
To view our full list of extracurriculars options, see our Extracurricular Interest Form, and fill out one per student if you're interested in learning more. You are not commiting to anything by filling out this form. We are hoping to gauge student interest which will help us with planning for this coming school year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
“A classical education develops the whole person, growing the habits and skills that lead to a happy, responsible, productive, and courageous life.”
– Bill S., parent
Press Release Nov. 25, 2019
LCCA RECEIVES NONPROFIT STATUS & MOVES FORWARD WITH PLANS FOR 2021 OPENING
Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – recently received approval to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization...
Press Release July 13, 2020
LCCA ANNOUNCE CHARTER SCHOOL AGREEMENT
Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) –recently signed a charter school agreement with the Lac Courte Oreilles....
Press Release Oct. 8, 2020
LCCA REVEALS SCHOOL LOCATION FOR 2021 OPENING
Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – recently signed a two-year lease with the Abundant Life Apostolic Church...
Press Release Jan. 8, 2021
LCCA NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS
BART WILLIAMS SELECTED AS LCCA'S PRINCIPAL
Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – is now accepting applications for K - 9th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year...
Press Release April 28, 2021
LCCA ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOOL LOCATION PLAN IN OCONOMOWOC FOR FALL 2021 OPENING
Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) recently signed a multi-year lease with both St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity...