History & Values
SouthLake Christian Academy, located at Lake Norman in Huntersville, NC, was founded in 1994 by SouthLake Presbyterian Church. The school began as a mission of the Church and opened its doors the first year to 23 students. Today, approximately 800 students are enrolled at SouthLake Christian Academy in Junior-Kindergarten through twelfth grades. In these 20 years SouthLake has grown and stayed true to our mission - to assist the Christian family by providing an education marked by a biblical worldview, academic excellence and affordability so that students are equipped to be salt and light for God's glory and to present God's Word and biblical worldview daily to non-believers with the promise of God's redemptive plan, to be a force and voice for Jesus Christ that will resonate throughout non-believing families.
We are a Christian educational institution founded by SouthLake Presbyterian Church. The connection between the Church and the Academy is more than affiliation – it is a mission. SouthLake Christian Academy serves as a tool for evangelism. Students are taught about the gospel of Jesus Christ through daily instruction in the Bible, God’s living word. Our students are not required to profess a relationship with Jesus Christ to obtain admission to our school. However, it is our every hope, based on the Great Commission, that each student and family will learn about Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (John 3:16).
Our school is evangelical in nature. Our student population represents diverse Christian denominations as well as non-Christian and non-religious backgrounds. Our hope is to meet a parent’s immediate need by offering a challenging preparatory education while training students in the Word of God. It is our belief that once a student has the tools to be successful, it is his and her responsibility to use those tools effectively, including the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
We provide a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment for our students, and one that encourages and facilitates the building of friendships. Our staff members are a part of continuing emergency response training including campus awareness protocols. We value our students and take every measure possible to ensure the comfort and safety of our campus community.
We emphasize academic rigor utilizing an excellent, college preparatory Biblically-integrated curriculum. Each classroom is energized by a challenging and supportive environment. Smaller class sizes enable our talented and certified instructors to provide individual attention and to encourage students to perform at their highest level.
As a Christian community, we teach biblical character qualities such as responsibility (Galatians 6:5-10), honor (Romans 12:10, Exodus 20:12), integrity (Proverbs 10:9), compassion for all people (Colossians 3:12-13) and the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We provide the opportunity through local and worldwide missions for our students to make a positive difference in the lives of others in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our school promotes an engaging and exceptional learning environment through the use of curriculum, technology and individual teaching methods. We understand that children absorb information in a variety of ways and learn using different skill sets. Our multi-sensory teaching approach accommodates most learning styles to teach to each student's strengths. Through our Academic Development Center, we offer a variety of learning services. To learn more about the ADC, click here.