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Located On Lake Norman


about slca

SouthLake Quick Facts


Located in Huntersville, NC our campus is geographically situated to serve families in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Denver and the greater Lake Norman area.


SouthLake Christian Academy was founded in 1994 as a mission of SouthLake Presbyterian Church (PCA).

Campus Size

Located on a 31 acre campus in the scenic Lake Norman area. The school is comprised of three state-of-the-art educational buildings, computer and science labs, LEGO lab, library, two gymnasiums, an auditorium, athletic field house, turf athletic field for football, soccer, and lacrosse, and a softball field. The master plan includes a third gymnasium for basketball and wrestling, a cross country course, a baseball field, a fine arts auditorium, and a fourth educational building.

Grades Offered

The largest JK-12 fully-accredited private school in the Lake Norman area.


SouthLake's offers bus transportation in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, and Denver areas.

Head of School

Phillip G. Horton, Interim Head of School


Approximately 800 students enrolled in 2014-2015 come from diverse backgrounds surrounding the Lake Norman area.

Class Size

Overall Student to Staff ratio 18:1


Our school has approximately 100 faculty and staff. The average faculty member has 13 years of classroom experience, and over 65% percent have attained or are working to attain their advanced degrees. We have two principals and two assistant principals for the lower, middle and upper school divisions. The Upper School has a College Counseling department. A nurse is available on campus during school hours. Our Academic Development Center is dedicated to learning services and tutoring.

Technology Integration

Technology is incorporated into our campus through classroom computers and SMART Boards plus two state-of-the-art computer labs. Integrating technology into our curriculum gives our students a significant advantage. Duke Energy has been our partner for over a decade in helping our students in the sciences and technology.


Our 2014 graduates were offered $1.4 million in college and university scholarships. Our past graduates have been admitted to universities that include Yale, Duke, Davidson, UNC Chapel Hill,Wake Forest, Rice, Xavier, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and many other prestigious institutions of higher learning.


We provide a college-preparatory curriculum that is centered on critical reasoning skills and not simply memorization. Each classroom is a technology driven interactive environment that advances students' engagement and educational knowledge.

Over 85 Advanced Placement (AP) exams were administered in 2013.

Students are introduced to Latin and Greek in lower school Grades 3rd-8th.

Standardized Test Scores

Our Students scored an outstanding 30% higher than other top US private schools on the ERB standardized test. The ERB tests are conducted at only the top 10% of private preparatory schools in the United States. Because the ERB is taken by primarily the best independent schools, we are able to measure our students against a higher standard.

Honors and Awards

SouthLake students have earned top awards in national academic competitions such as National Merit recognition, National Spelling Bee, ACSI Academic Competitions, Math Olympics and the National Economic Council. In addition, over 50% of our 4th–7th graders qualify for the academic Duke TIP Program.


Our sports program includes state and regional championship athletics for almost 40 competitive teams.

Our student athletes have received over $1.1 million in collegieate scholarships and include six Wendy's Heisman Award winners.

Our athletes compete both in the Metrolina Athletic Conference (MAC) and the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA).

Team sports include: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, & wrestling.

Fine Arts

Over the past five years alone, we have garnered national recognition for our artists, writers and musicians. Artists' work is displayed across the region. Each year the drama team produces at least one large scale performance. Student composed music has been performed and enjoyed at the Christmas and Spring performances.

Community Service

Students gain individual enrichment and leadership through mission work and student organizations. All students are provided opportunities within the local community, across the region and internationally. These community service opportunities are grade level appropriate.


SouthLake Christian Academy holds accreditation from:

  • The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI)
  • North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction (NCDNPE)


SouthLake Christian Academy is affiliated with:

  • The Greater Charlotte Association of Christian Schools (GCACS)
  • The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
  • The Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC)
  • The National Middle School Association (NMSA)

"...We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." II Corinthians 10:5

"The Mission of SouthLake Christian Academy is twofold. The first is 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. The second is evangelical in scope, 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."