|Established in 1967 as Lynchburg Christian Academy, the school developed as a ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church to provide Christian education to children in central Virginia. The Academy, founded by Dr. Jerry Falwell, became a fully accredited institution, standing as a viable educational choice for parents who desired to have their children taught a Christian worldview from a Bible-based curriculum. Recognized as an accredited institution by the Commonwealth of Virginia, regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and internationally accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, LCA has a recognized history of academic excellence.
Lynchburg Christian Academy was housed at the original Thomas Road Baptist Church location for 38 years. Upon completion of a new campus, the school moved in August 2005 to its present site adjacent to Liberty University. With the move, the school name was changed to Liberty Christian Academy to support Dr. Falwell’s dream that envisioned a total educational program under the Liberty banner for students from pre-school through a graduate university.
- History of LCA
- Mission, Values, and Honor Code
- Typical Day at LCA
- Portrait of an LCA Graduate
- Why LCA?
- Benny the Bulldog
Liberty Christian Academy exists to support parents and guardians in their biblical responsibility to nurture and train their children. Thus, LCA provides opportunities which allow students to realize their God-given potential and to live lives that glorify God in the spiritual, academic, social, physical and vocational realms.
Liberty Christian Academy seeks to lead students to faith in Jesus Christ and to develop young men and women who adhere to a Christian worldview, prepared to participate as godly members of home, church and society.
Out of a desire to honor God, I commit to a lifestyle which reflects trust, honesty, and respect for my peers, authority, and all property. I acknowledge this lifestyle does not condone lying, cheating, stealing, or other dishonorable acts. Committing to this code demonstrates my respect for Liberty Christian Academy as we strive to glorify God and love others.
Liberty Christian Academy CORE VALUES
1.Commitment to Scripture
2.Culture of Prayer
3.Lifestyle of Worship
4.Connection to Community
5.Heart of Serving
6.Passion for Excellence
PHILOSOPHY OF LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Liberty Christian Academy is a ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church. As such, it adheres to the Doctrinal Statement of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Teachers and administrative staff at Liberty Christian Academy must be born-again Christians who are consciously committed to Jesus Christ knowing, their lives serve as examples to those whom they teach.
Recognizing that the primary responsibility for education rests with parents (Psalm 78:5,6), Liberty Christian Academy serves as an extension of the family to aid parents in this task. As such, the Academy adheres to Biblical principles of child rearing and discipline (Ephesians 6:1-4; Proverbs 22:6;Colossians 3:20, 21).
The philosophy of Liberty Christian Academy is based on the premise that man’s ultimate purpose is to glorify God (I Corinthians 6:19,20; 10:31). Liberty Christian Academy exists to help each student reach his full potential by guiding him in developing spiritually, morally, personally, socially, and academically (Luke 2:52). The faculty and staff recognize that only when a student accepts Christ as Savior and yields to His Lordship, can he realize his own unique potential (Romans 10:10-13).
Education and learning are Biblical imperatives (Deuteronomy 6:6, 7; Proverbs 3:1-9); therefore, all instruction at Liberty Christian Academy is Biblically based (Deuteronomy 4:2-9). The specific content grows from the following: (1) God’s mandate at creation for mankind to have dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:1; 26-28), requiring learning in the areas of language, mathematics, the physical and natural sciences, technology, and the fine arts; (2) the hostile environment resulting from the fall of man (Genesis 3:9-24), intensifying his need to understand more deeply all of the curricular areas, as well as the social-and health-related sciences and the study of God’s written Word; (3) the command for Christians to evangelize the lost and to disciple believers (Matthew 28:18-20),further elevating the need to master all of the above areas.
Liberty Christian Academy seeks to develop young men and women who adhere to a Christian world view, (Psalm 24:1) and participate as godly members of home, church and society.
A typical day at Liberty Christian Academy begins at 8:15 a.m. Your first period class lasts from 8:15 to 9:05 unless you are on a special schedule for an activity planned later in the day. During your first period you will have prayer and a Pledge of Allegiance to the American and Christian flags. You will have seven classes (unless you’re a senior with early release) that are roughly fifty minutes each. Most of the time, students have five core classes and two electives. Depending on your schedule, you either have “A” or “B” lunch. “A” Lunch begins at 11:52 a.m. and ends at 12:22 p.m. “B” lunch begins at 12:47 p.m. and ends at 1:17 p.m. In between each class there is 5 minutes where the students can go to the restroom and switch items at their lockers to prepare for the next class. The school day ends at 3:07 p.m.
The typical day for a 7th grade student at LCA starts when the bell rings at 8:15 a.m. The student starts off their first period class with the pledges and a teacher or student led prayer. Attendance will be taken and then the teacher will begin the lesson for that class period. Each student has 7 class periods excluding lunch, with each period being around 50 minutes. Like the high school, LCA’s middle school students also has five minutes between classes to go retrieve items from their lockers and use the restroom before arriving at their next class. Students go to four classes before lunch at 11:52 a.m. The seventh grade class eats together in the second floor cafeteria. The school day ends, along with the high school at 3:07 p.m.
A typical day of for a LCA fourth grader begins at 8:15 a.m. Students come in and start the day off with morning work and the pledges to the Bible and to the Christian and American flags. Once they are done with their morning work, they will switch classes with an adjacent classroom and begin a new area of instruction. They may read (as a class) a book of the teachers choosing.
- Know God Deeply
- Fear and respect God
- Desire Godly company
- Be a Godly example to others
- Trust in God’s word
- Involvement in the local church
- Community Service
- Biblical Stewardship
- Develop an external perspective and work ethic based on Colossians 3:23.
- Intellectual Achievement
- Desire and respect a rigorous intellectual development path within the context of how God wired them.
- Whole Person Development (Luke 2:52)
- Well rounded student that begins to recognize their God-given potential.
- Strong College Preparative Foundation
- Demonstrate a strong liberal arts education characterized by proven writing, mathematical thinking, synthesis skills, and mastery of academic objectives.
- Christ Centered Worldview
- To have a “big picture perspective” that they are part of God’s plan to reach others by demonstrating the love and attitude of Christ to all people.
Liberty Christian Academy exists to support parents and guardians in their biblical responsibility to nurture and train their children. Thus, LCA provides opportunities that allow students to realize their God-given potential and to live lives that glorify God in spiritual, academic, social, physical, and vocational realms.
From the Student:
A place where the students respect the teachers and the teachers respect the students. No exceptions!
For the Student:
27 different sports and clubs to choose from. A place that acknowledges not every kid is solely interested in academics and offers more opportunities for each student to invest in their school.
From the Parent:
A culture that exceeds all expectations and staff that provides an intentional; and relational experience to both the students and the parents.
For the Parent:
Faculty who love what they do. Teachers that wake up every day excited to come to school to invest in your children. In return, students that love to come to school to learn and feel safe in their class.
A safe, Christ-centered environment ready to support your family in developing the whole child.
Benny The Bulldog is now the official mascot for LCA!
Benny was born right here in Lynchburg on October 9th, 2009. His first appearance at LCA was at the age of nearly one year old. His first game was on an away game, when LCA visited the Amherst Lancers and came home victorious. He went on to appear at every game from then on until homecoming.
Ralph Waldo BigBull, Benny’s great, great, great, great grandfather, whom he was named after, also had some field time cheering for the “Dawgs” in the early 1980s at LCA. Ralph was a regular show off at LCA events until his passing in 1985 of old age. As far as we know, since Ralph’s passing there has never “officially” been a live bulldog mascot re-named to the school. I had the pleasure of Mr. Patterson naming our Benny as the official mascot of LCA.
Benny the Bulldog can be seen before and after games, and will be happy to put up a paw for a high-five or pose with your family for pictures. We do ask that as much as possible, all photo opportunities would take place a distance from the athletic activities out of respect for the coaches and team. During the game Benny will be cheering for his team on the sidelines, out of the way of the Marching Band, cheerleaders, and football team.
As much as we love dogs, we ask that you not bring your dog or pet to the games or events. Benny is the only dog that has pre-approved permission. Please do not cost us all the privilege of having our mascot to cheer us on.