ABOUT

A teacher-led, classical education experience.

 
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OUR MISSION
& VISION

Our mission is to train the minds and improve 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, currently serves kindergarten through 9th grade students. LCCA will expand by one grade each year until fully serving grades K-12 by 2024.

LCCA is 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 provides 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

Lake Country Classical Academy is a Hillsdale College Member School. Hillsdale College 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 Hillsdale Classical K-12 learning model has already seen substantial success throughout the United States, with 24 affiliate schools currently serving more than 12,000 students across the country. LCCA is honored to be the first Hillsdale College Member School in Wisconsin.

 
 

OUR CURRICULUM

The Hillsdale K-12 curriculum provides the architecture for LCCA’s academic program, which 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 Hillsdale's recommendations, LCCA supplements 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 supplements the Core Knowledge Sequence in mathematics by using the Singapore Math curriculum from grades K-7. LCCA also includes 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 is the basis for formal grammar instruction in the upper elementary grades. In high school, LCCA follows the Hillsdale 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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November 10, 2021
LCCA East Campus (gymnasium), N50W35057 Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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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., Okauchee, 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)
LCCA East Campus-Holy Trinity (K-4)
 
 

EVENTS

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Local Veterans Honored at LCCA Liberty Leaders' "Freedom Assembly"

In observance of Veteran's Day, more than a dozen local veterans from the VFW Post 2260 were honored by nearly 100 LCCA students, grades K-9, at the Liberty Leaders' Freedom Assembly on Nov. 8. Liberty Leaders is a unique after-school LCCA club in which students learn to put our school virtues into action. The Liberty Leaders’ mission statement is: “We inspire patriotism, leadership, and service to make a difference in our community and build a better world." During the assembly, children asked the veterans questions and sang songs to express their gratitude. Thank you, veterans and active military personnel, for your service and sacrifice to protect the freedoms we enjoy.

To view a 30-minute video of the Freedom Assembly on Nov. 11, CLICK HERE! A special thanks to Elixir Creative for creating this video for us!

 

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...