Our History

About LaGrange Academy

LaGrange Academy sits near the heart of the city of LaGrange, Georgia, America’s greatest little city. We are an independent, co-educational college preparatory school that is comprised of a Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grades), Middle School (6th-8th Grades) and Upper School (9th-12th Grades). We offer small class sizes and a school atmosphere that emphasizes trust, self discipline and mutual respect between teachers and students. LaGrange Academy was one of the first 50 schools nationwide to earn a new, rigorous dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The founders established LaGrange Academy to provide West Georgia with a premier college preparatory independent school. Over the years, tremendous progress has been made in developing and maintaining an educational program capable of preparing students for the personal challenges of college and adult life. LaGrange Academy opened in the fall of 1970 with grades one through ten, adding the eleventh and twelfth grades over the following two years. The first class graduated in 1973.