High School (Grades 9-12)
Louisville Classical Academy is the intellectual home to students with various personal passions. As a community, LCA high-school students share a zeal for the highest achievements of human thought in language, mathematics, music, science, history, and art. Our high-school students have the habit and temper of inquiry: they are more than curious; they have the will to think a thought through to its conclusions — and to bring others along with them in our seminar-style classes. They read and reflect, delve and discuss, strive and share, persist and polish.
For the student passionate about ideas, the LCA classroom is an excellent place in which to explore issues and forge connections between language, literature, science, and history. Our faculty enjoys working closely with our high-school students, and together they create a generous and thoughtful place to work, learn, and play. Our high school is proud to have a 100% college acceptance rate. The breadth and depth of our curriculum has been often cited by colleges as the basis for their strong scholarship offers to our graduates. In 2018, LCA yielded the highest average 4-year average ACT (30) and SAT (1425) scores of any private or public school in Louisville (Louisville Business First, 2018).
Here, math can be found underpinning science. Here, students can explore and analyze Plato, Aristotle, Newton, and Locke, as well as Shakespeare, Austen, Steinbeck, and Einstein. At LCA, students debate the political reasoning of the Federalist Papers on the design of the U.S. Constitution, examine economics, and explore the themes of classic literature. High school offers math from pre-algebra to differential equations. LCA students cultivate their spirits through studying and creating music and art. AP coursework in subjects from art history to physics/mechanics has credited LCA students with many hours for their advanced work. High-school students have many opportunities for leadership and for extra-curricular involvement both at school and in the community, and our students are passionately engaged in community arts, environmental, athletic, and service organizations.