Academic achievement, spiritual and moral growth, creativity, and a desire to serve others — these best describe the thriving students proud to represent Lexington Christian Academy (LCA). As an independent, coeducational college preparatory school, this dynamic institution delivers a faith-based education that not only develops bright young minds, but responsible, caring citizens of the world as well. In the process, they evolve into the individuals God created them to be.
The journey begins with academic excellence, and students at LCA are given the tools, resources and guidance needed to achieve just that. Its Upper School programme combines foundational academic subjects with athletics and arts.
Learners here choose from over 10 AP courses and 15 Fine Arts courses with concentrations in STEM, Arts, Global Studies and Innovation. It’s an education that provides countless opportunities for them to discover their passions and interests — Jocelyn Zhang’s transition from nervous freshman to thriving senior proves it.
“It’s hard to become part of a new community, but I adapted really quickly as I joined more clubs and even started one of my own,” explains the student from China.
To help international learners academically adapt to their new surroundings, LCA offers the Academic English and Cultural Immersion Programme. This one-year boarding opportunity — designed specifically for international students in Grades 7 and 8 — helps them develop English fluency before moving on to Upper School. The curriculum combines core American Studies, Academic English, STEM, and Arts, Music, and Physical Education.
Once students are equipped with a solid foundation, they often feel compelled to explore. Thankfully, LCA offers para-curricular programmes like Advanced Senior Research (ASR), which allows students to select and investigate a research topic. A faculty mentor or advisor guides them throughout the process. Throughout the year, participants report their progress and learning to the Advanced Senior Research Board.
Recent ASR projects include a spider-inspired robot to detect human life among earthquake rubble and a graphic novel articulating the first-generation immigrant experience, amongst many others.
Creatives are welcome to enhance their talents as well. At LCA, the arts are never forgotten. In fact, students regularly perform in full-scale musicals, classic plays or literary adaptations. Meanwhile, not too far away, Lions more interested in sports are glorifying God through athletic experience and learning all they can through competition.
A safe haven for international students
Like the school itself, boarding houses here are warm, welcoming and comfortable. Accommodating students in Grades 8 to 12, boarding at LCA strives to exude a strong sense of home that breaks students out of their shells. “I didn’t know how to play [field hockey], and one of the girls at the dorm encouraged me to play,” says student Valerie Nyarko. “Now, I’m a captain on the team,” says the senior living on North Campus.
Set in a picturesque environment surrounded by New England’s landscape, wooded hillsides and sweeping views, LCA’s 70-room, purpose-built boarding home houses an engaged residential community that loves family-style dinners and community activities. This level of warmth typically provides students with a complete learning experience that develops skills and balance.
Living here means enjoying the best — picture single and double rooms with half-bathroom en-suites, music practice rooms, a baby grand living room, comfortable lounges, an outdoor basketball court, exercise facilities, a café, formal dining room, an outdoor patio with a fire pit, and more.
This vibrant campus is located just a 20-minute drive from Boston — a vibrant hub of opportunities in technology and the sciences. Hence why it’s easy for students to take exploratory trips to prominent locations, such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Meanwhile, college trips to some of the world’s top universities expose young learners to the bright futures that await them.
Of course, they will be fully prepared. With the Foundations for Academic English programme, international pupils are taught to master the college application process and American university life. For example, lessons teach them to structure papers, document sources, do research, and use English effectively.
So, if you’re ready to let your children grow emotionally, spiritually and physically, learn more about Lexington Christian Academy here.