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 four principals, one for each school division: Lower TK-2, Lower 3-5, Middle and Upper School. 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 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 2010 graduates were offered $2.5 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 230 Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors exams were administered in 2010.
Students are introduced to Latin and Greek in lower school grades 3rd-8th.
Standardized Test Scores
Average 2003-2008 combined SAT score: 1734; more than 230 points higher than the national average scores.
Our students have consistently averaged 40% higher than the national norm on the Stanford Achievement Test.
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 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: football, volleyball, cross country, tennis, basketball, swimming, wrestling, soccer, softball, baseball, golf and cheerleading.
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.
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)