Welcome to Lighthouse Private Christian Academy!
The Mission of Lighthouse Private Christian Academy is to inspire children to have a love and joy for learning for a lifetime by providing a transformational education through seeking God’s love and the goal of academic excellence for all children.
LPCA’s approach provides a unique educational balance: structured curriculum interwoven with child-directed learning and firsthand observation. Although the children follow a schedule and curriculum as they would in a more traditional school, they can also watch chicks hatch, pet a camel or work with a biologist on learning about coral preservation.
The school focuses on strong, focused academics in the first 1/2 of the day. However, after lunch, the children can choose among various learning centers whereby hands-on enrichment is used to teach the lesson. On Wednesdays, the children have an animal encounter and are taken on a train ride throughout the beautiful acreage of the Zoo. On this day of the week, we concentrate on zoology, biology, geography, and a special Chapel time with a focus on appreciating God for the wonderful land and animals. It is a one-of-a-kind type of school environment that teaches children to respect and preserve our planet.
In combination with a Christian instructional curriculum, we give students the opportunity to experience hands-on learning and pursue their own open-ended research. We have given the students the perfect environment for this type of “hybrid learning” as our school is located inside of the ZOO of Northwest Florida. We also have a beautiful preschool, founded on the same principles, that is located within walking distance of the Zoo.
We are a Gold Seal provider with the state of Florida. Our commitment is to provide quality education while assisting families in fostering their child’s spiritual development. We seek to provide a learning environment with loving, positive teachers that reinforce Christian principles.
We believe in keeping our children happy while learning. After all, they are only this age for a short while. Because of the success that we have seen at LPCA, I will ensure that it continues to grow with our children.
Joanna Johannes, Founder/Head of School
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The mission of LPCA is to inspire children to have a love and joy for learning for a lifetime by providing a transformational education through seeking God’s love and the goal of academic excellence for all children.