ABOUT

A teacher-led, classical education experience.

 
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OUR MISSION
& VISION

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.

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AFFILIATION WITH HILLSDALE COLLEGE

LCCA is an affiliate school of the Barney Charter School Initiative, an outreach of Hillsdale College. The BCSI team has assisted LCCA in creating and implementing challenging, engaging academic programs, as well as providing teacher training that serves 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.

 
 

OUR CURRICULUM

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.

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OUR CAMPUSES - LCCA EAST & WEST

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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.

 
LCCA West Campus - St. Matthew's (grades 5-9)
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LCCA East Campus: Holy Trinity (grades K-4)
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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

We're pleased to be able to offer several after-school extracurricular activities for for all LCCA students including:

  • Theater Club (K-9th grade) 

  • Debate Club (6th-9th grade)

  • Forensics Club (6th-9th grade)

  • LCCA Liberty Leaders Club (volunteer/community service group), K-9th grade)

  • Martial Arts Club (K-9th grade)

  • Chess Club (K-9th grade)

  • Robotics Club (7th-9th grade)

  • Co-ed Intramural Sports: volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer & track. (4th - 9th grade)
     

In addition, through our partnership with St. John's Northwestern Academies, we're able to offer competitive sports for LCCA 7th-9th grade students:

7th & 8th Grade:

  • Fall: Boys & Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Trapshooting, Archery & Intramurals

  • Winter: Boys Basketball & Wrestling, Boys & Girls Weight Training & Intramurals

  • Spring: Boys & Girls Track & Field, Soccer & Intramurals

9th Grade:

  • Fall: Boys & Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Trapshooting, & Intramurals

  • Winter: Boys Basketball & Wrestling, Boys & Girls Swimming, Weight Training, & Intramurals

  • Spring: Boys Baseball, and Boys & Girls Track & Field, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Archery, & Intramurals

 
 

EVENTS

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OPEN HOUSE FOR LCCA FAMILIES

We will be hosting the second of two Open Houses for incoming LCCA Families on Tuesday, August 31, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at BOTH LCCA West (St. Matthew's) and LCCA (Holy Trinity). Bring the whole family and receive your Welcome Packet (including the school calendar, teacher/classroom assignments, carline instructions, before & after care information, homework and other expectations, and much more). You can also meet your child(ren)'s teachers (K-9th), and see their classrooms. Please pardon our dust at our East Campus. Construction will be completed in time for the open house, but the classrooms will not yet be fully set up. We'd like to give a huge shout out to our construction crew, Catalyst Builders, and the MANY parent and community volunteers for making this project happen on time!

We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces on August 31!

 

 

PRESS RELEASES

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 ANNOUNCES
 CHARTER SCHOOL AGREEMENT

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) –recently signed a charter school agreement with the Lac Courte Oreilles....

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 FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – is now accepting applications for K - 9th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year... 

Press Release August 27, 2021

LCCA CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING WITH RIBBON CUTTING

Dozens of students, parents, staff, and members of the community gathered at Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA)’s West campus today...