|Lake Country Christian School|
7050 Lake Country Dr.|
Fort Worth, Texas 76179
|Motto||To educate, equip and encourage Christian leaders to fulfill their God-given purpose and impact their culture.|
Dr. Joshua Williams (upper school)|
Sarah Deckert (Middle School)
Erin Giraulo (lower school)
|Teaching staff||50 (as of 2016-17)|
|Enrollment||433 (as of 2016-17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.66 (as of 2016-17)|
Lake Country Christian School (LCCS) is a private Christian preparatory school in Fort Worth, Texas. Established in 1980, the school serves students in pre-school through grade 12. Developing Christian character, integrating academic excellence with Christian principles, and preparing students for life with a purpose are goals of the school.
The school was opened in 1980 with 35 students and has grown to nearly 450.
Located on a 30-acre campus ten miles northwest of downtown Fort Worth, the school draws students from a wide geographical area and a variety of church backgrounds.
LCCS offers a college preparatory core curriculum. Curriculum is designed to integrate faith and learning in order to prepare students to impact contemporary culture as informed citizens, creative critical thinkers, and strong leaders. Students consistently score above national averages on both the SAT and ACT. LCCS students attend colleges and universities across the United States. The Class of 2016 (37 students) acquired $4,027,779 in scholarship offers. From 2010-2015, the Average Scholarship Per Class was $1,928,689.33.
LCCS has a complete varsity athletics program with competition through the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
LCCS strongly emphasizes fine arts from pre-school through 12th grade and provides students with a variety of classes in all areas of visual and performing arts. These include choir and art programs that have been ranked number 1 in the state of Texas and a band program that has been ranked among the top 10 bands in the state. LCCS theater productions resulted in five Betty Lynn Buckley Nominations and one Betty Lynn Buckley Award in 2014, four nominations in 2015, and three nominations in 2016.
The LCCS Fine Arts Program is supported by the Friends of The Arts and sponsors from around the Fort Worth community.
High school students are required to donate an allotment of hours to community service each year, and teams serve on mission trips in countries that span the globe. Middle school students hold canned food drives for area food banks, volunteer weekly with Meals on Wheels, and support the residents of Lindbergh Parc Retirement Community through several events each year. Elementary students support Mission India with their chapel offerings and visit area nursing homes and the children's hospital.
From elementary to high school, students participate in programs designed to promote leadership through presenting elementary devotionals, team building in middle school, and the house system in high school. Co-curricular activities include student government, Texas YMCA Youth and Government, National Honor Society, academic and art competitions through the Association of Christian School International (ACSI) and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, 4-H Club and Chess Club. The Fine Arts Department produces a Broadway musical and a play each year and participates in band, choir, and art competitions through ACSI, TPSMEA, and TAPPS.
Notable alumni include members of the group unofficially known as "The Squad". Recent alumni include Nicholas Jackson, Zachary German, Brooks Mitchell, Shea Carney, Daniel Dipinto, Richard Arthur, and Peyton Lawrence. "The Squad" also has many members that are actively attending LCCS. These students include John Scott Lockhart, Xander Clark, Bobby Clark, and Dennis Zhou.