Why choose an independent school?
Independent schools are known for providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential. Independent schools are, by definition, unique. The goal for parents is to select the school that is just the right fit for their child. Parents have many choices when it comes to their child’s education. In addition to visiting the school website and school campus, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recommends that you ask these key questions during your search:
- Do students feel challenged by their school?
- Are the teachers of high quality and committed?
- Does the school have a low student-to-teacher ratio?
- Do parents, teachers and students share a strong partnership?
- Does the school climate support achievement?
At LaGrange Academy, we can say YES to all of these! We are committed to providing a superior education in a caring, cooperative, and stimulating environment, emphasizing strong moral and ethical values, while instilling a life-long love of learning.
What makes us different?
- Ranked one of the best private schools in Georgia by Niche.com, highest ranking in the area
- Troup County’s only college preparatory school
- Sense of community and trust where there are no locks on lockers
- 22% diversity rate among student body
- 100% graduation and college acceptance rates over last decade
- The Academy is dedicated to making its education affordable. 27% of its students receive various forms of tuition assistance
- Variety of AP courses offered in all five core academic disciplines
- SAT scores averaged 150- 200 points higher than Troup Co., the State of Georgia and the national average over the past five years
- ACT scores average five points above the state average over the past five years
- Entire Class of 2015 qualified for the HOPE scholarship
- Annual college trip to personally visit and learn about colleges around the Southeast
- 2013 Literary State Champions
- Five Hatton Lovejoy Scholars in last three graduating classes
- Variety of competitive team sports offered with a no-cut policy
- Math curriculum allows students to excel at their individual pace
- 6th-8th grades have daily Spanish instruction
- Interscholastic athletic program beginning in 6th grade with a no-cut policy for all sports
- A wide range of Fine Arts classes are available
- Experiential science instruction with frequent hands-on, interactive labs and field trips
- Specialized instruction in choral and orchestra music is available
- Individual student in-classroom technology use (both tablet and smartphone) begins in 6th grade
- Small class size allows for individualized instruction, which lays a foundation for a curriculum that averages one year ahead of public schools
- Core classes in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades rotate in order to prepare for Middle School
- Reading Counts program begins in 1st grade
- Peer reading program for Kindergarten and 2nd grade, Pre-K and 1st grade
- Field trips are designed to reinforce classroom themes
- Pre-K4 integrates into Lower School curriculum
- Spanish instruction starts in Pre-K
- Enrichment classes for lower school include music, art, technology, drama, library, Spanish, and Physical Education. Each class is taught by a subject specific instructor and meets multiple times each week