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Lake Pointe Academy is a private, inter-denominationally Christian, college prep school. LPA operates on the University Model, which uses active parent involvement and a college-like format to build character, strong work ethic, and familiarity and competence in an alternating in-class and self-study schedule. Academics are based upon classical content and approaches to foster mastery, depth of thought, and engaged scholarship.


Situated in northern York County near the shores of Lake Wylie, LPA serves students from the following metro-Charlotte counties:

  • York County, SC, (Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Clover, Lake Wyllie)
  • Mecklenburg County, NC (Charlotte, Steele Creek)
  • Gaston County (Gastonia, Belmont)
  • Christian biblical philosophy
  • Parent-involved University Model
  • Classical education approach
  • College preparatory curriculum
  • High school cores are honors level
  • School opened:                         2005
  • First graduating class:              2009
  • Grades served:                          K5-12
  • Student body (K-12):                 197

To partner with parents
to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
by educating, encouraging, and equipping them in intentional excellence
from a biblical worldview.

  • Mascot:  Mariners
  • Colors:   Blue, green, and silver
  • Motto:    Educate, encourage, equip
  • Slogan:   A ship in harbor is safe,
                   but that is not what a ship is for.
                                                John Shedd
Certification and Memberships
  • National Association of University Model Schools (NAUMS)
  • South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS)
  • American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
  • Curriculum: Classical Christian, college preparatory
  • Academic rigor: Advanced; High school cores taught at honors level
  • Max class size / classroom student-teacher ratio (not counting assistants)
  • Elementary (grades K5-6):  15                 Secondary  (grades 7-12):  18
  • College Board ID (SAT/ACT): 411-229
  • College Board Standardized Test Composites
        ACT: 25         SAT:   1222 (math & reading)
Diploma requirements:
  • Meet or exceed requirements of the SC Commission on Higher Education
  • Include ministry and life preparation courses
  • 32 adjunct teachers (avg. number of classes taught each: 2.25)
  • 25% hold or are pursuing masters degrees or higher

After graduation Lake Pointe seniors have attended the following:

Anderson University                            Gardner-Webb University     
Baldwin Wallace University                 Johnson Bible College
Belmont Abbey College                       Kentucky Christian University
Charleston Southern University          Lee University        
Clemson University                              Liberty University   
College of Charleston                           Medical University of SC
Columbia International University     North Greenville University   
East Carolina University                       Oxford University
Erskine University                                 South Carolina, University of
Full Sail University                                Southern Wesleyan University
                                                                Winthrop University                

Students have also attended various community colleges, during and after high school.

  • Telephone                  (803) 631-5253    fax  (803) 631-5251
  • Physical address       3168 Hands Mill Hwy. York, SC 29745      
  • Mailing Address         P.O. Box 5428,  Lake Wylie SC 29710       
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