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SouthLake Christian Academy exists for the sake of God's glory and mission, proclaiming the gospel and discipling the whole person in all aspects of God's reality.

SouthLake Christian Academy (SLCA), located in the Lake Norman area just north of Charlotte, NC, is a private day school providing co-educational programs. The academy caters to students from suburban areas across seven counties. The 30-acre campus features educational and athletic facilities for Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, covering grades JK-12. A Christian worldview forms the foundation of its college preparatory curriculum, taught by a committed team of nearly 150 full- and part-time faculty and staff members. Over time, the campus has expanded to meet the growing demands of its community. The well-maintained facilities include three academic buildings, a gymnasium, a field house equipped with weightlifting rooms, classrooms, and training areas, a baseball complex, a cross-country course, and a turf field used for soccer, lacrosse, and football. Additionally, a new Fine Arts building is scheduled for completion in 2025, along with plans for another turf field and track.

635+ Students

Number of students in grades JK-12


8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio

98% of our students apply to four-year institutions and 2% applies to two-year institutions, a Gap Year program, or enlisting in the military

27 Courses

Number of College Preparatory (CP), Honors (H), and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework offered to our students

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40 Athletic Teams

In 14 different sports for middle and high school students

6 Fine Art Programs

Offered to our students

30+Campus Acres

That houses educational and athletic facilities 

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ADC Family

“There was a lot that went into our decision to come to SouthLake. But ultimately, it was the Christian environment, the smaller class sizes, and certainly, the Academic Development Center, which was a huge opportunity for our daughter.” 

- Lower School Parent
Hirschfeld Family

“Picking a school is such an individual choice, and there are so many choices these days for parents. For us, we just knew SouthLake was a really strong fit for our daughter. She’s benefitted from the individualized support in and out of the classroom. The staff has comforted her in her times of need and celebrated her success along the way. We are thrilled to be a part of SouthLake.”

- Shannon H., Lower School Parent
Lazes Family

“All of the teachers are wildly accessible. If you have something to discuss, you have a concern related to your child, or if you want to talk about what they are doing well or not doing well – the teachers and administration are accessible and responsive. If I send an email at 9:00 o'clock at night, I'll have an answer before school starts the next morning.”

- Noah L., Middle School Parent
McCarthy Family

“When you join SouthLake, you're joining a family - you're joining a community.”

- Lisa M., Alumni Parent and Current Parent - '19, '21, '24
McCarthy Family

“I feel like the relationships that you make at SouthLake with the teachers and the students are really special. You know, teachers you stay in touch with after you graduate. Whether texting them about certain college classes, or just going back and visiting them at school, there are so many great opportunities to learn from them and to know you are supported while attending SouthLake or as a graduate.”

- Braeden M., Class of 2019
McConnell Family

"Choosing SouthLake Christian Academy has been the best decision we have made as a family. It is not easy choosing to send your child to a new school to start his high school career, from a school he has been attending to since Kindergarten."

- Lisa M., Upper School Parent
Boston University
Duke University


Thank you for your interest in SouthLake Christian Academy.  We are exited to have you learn about our community. We hope to see you on campus soon!


At SouthLake Christian, our commitment is to connect with families at a time that is convenient for you. Our admissions team is ready to provide you a unique window into our school community! We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Applying is easy using our online application. Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions as you work through the application.