Mission & History
SouthLake Christian Academy exists for the sake of God's glory and mission; proclaiming the gospel, educating and discipling the whole person in all aspects of God's reality.
SouthLake Christian Academy was founded in 1994 as a ministry of SouthLake Presbyterian (PCA) Church. The school started with just 23 students in grades K-3, and has now grown to an entire campus of 650 students in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The vision of SouthLake Christian is that Christ may be preeminent in all things. Because of this, we see the school as a mission, where students are taught the gospel of Jesus Christ through daily instruction in God’s Word and integration of biblical principles into every academic, artistic, athletic, service and social endeavor. It is our hope that each student and family that comes to SouthLake Christian will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We accept students from all backgrounds, and our population represents diverse denominations as well as non-religious backgrounds. Our hope is to meet your family’s immediate need by offering a challenging college-preparatory education and an enriching environment.
SouthLake Christian is conveniently located in the Lake Norman community north of Charlotte on 30 acres in Huntersville, NC. Our campus and facilities have grown over the years to accommodate the growth of our community. We currently have three main academic buildings, a gymnasium, a library, three computer labs, a field house (with weightlifting and training rooms), a softball field, a cross country course, and a new turf athletic field for soccer, lacrosse and football. The campus expansion plan includes a second gymnasium, complete with a wrestling facility; a new classroom building featuring STEM labs; and a baseball complex.
We emphasize academic rigor utilizing a 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.
SouthLake Christian 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.
We serve a God who lovingly created this world and everything in it and proclaimed that it was good. We are made in the image of God; therefore, we are designed to be intelligent, understanding and creative. With this in mind, SouthLake Christian celebrates the arts, including performing and visual arts. Our students participate in productions from kindergarten through high school and have regular art class through the eighth grade. High school students are required to achieve a Fine Arts credit for graduation.
Extra-curricular offerings in Fine Arts include the ACSI Art Festival, the ACSI Creative Writing Festival, Christmas Music Night, the Spring Extravaganza, local music competitions, and the newly established Legacy Benefit Gala. The highlight of each year is the annual high school drama production featuring musicals such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma! and Seussical.
Service and Missions
Learning at SouthLake does not stop at the door. We teach biblical character through service opportunities at all age levels in our outreach endeavor known as Wingspan. Our kindergarten children sing and share Bible verses in nursing homes, while our second graders sort cans at the Ada Jenkins Food Pantry. As our students mature, their opportunities to share Christ’s love and compassion also grow. Three days in November are dedicated for our freshmen to complete service projects for local widows, while our sophomore class heads to rural South Carolina to complete construction projects for widows in need. The senior class trip in May is dedicated to serving street boys in Peru by building schools, orphanages, and relationships with these boys.
In addition to serving outside the classrooms, SouthLake Christian holds mission-oriented fundraisers in conjunction with our Spirit Week in the fall and our Mission Week in the spring. The National Honor Society chapter supports scholarships for higher education for the Peruvian street boys with whom we have established relationships.