Our History

Lighthouse Christian Academy began as the result of prayerful, earnest seeking by a group of parents and local pastors desiring to establish an educational institution that would teach a systematic Biblical worldview to their children and those in the community. After researching multiple educational philosophies, they decided to adopt the methods of Classical Christian education.  

Under the sponsorship of Island Alliance Church in Stevensville,  LCA opened its doors in September of 2001. For the first 10 years, Island Alliance served as the sponsoring church for the school and its campus. During these years, faithful commitment by the families, faculty, and administration established the foundation for student flourishing and community impact.

The fall of 2011 marked a pivotal point in Lighthouse’s history. After a season of prayer, preparations began for the relocation to a new campus to ensure the continuation of stable and positive growth. The morning of September 4, 2012, Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church became the new home and sponsoring church for Lighthouse Christian Academy. Lighthouse continues to grow and flourish at its campus at Safe Harbor, offering an extraordinary Christian education that cultivates students’ hearts, minds, and souls to the glory of God.

Lighthouse is seeking to grow into the high school program by adding a ninth grade and each successive grade thereafter beginning in the Fall of 2024. Our Board of Directors is dedicated to protecting the mission and vision of Lighthouse and to ensuring its financial well-being during this season of growth and expansion as we continue to serve current and future families of our community. 

Lighthouse Christian Academy is part of a growing movement of Classical Christian schools who are seeking to reform education in America. Lighthouse is a member in good standing of the Association of Classical Christian Schools and the Society for Classical Learning.

Our Mission

In partnership with parents and families, we equip students to think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding while embracing a Biblical worldview. By using a joyful Classical approach, our students reason and articulate with clarity, creativity, and conviction.

Our Vision

We aim to educate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God.

  • We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from Biblical truth.
  • We aim to find them well-prepared in all situations, possessing both knowledge and the wisdom to use it.
  • We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious, equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; desiring to grow in understanding, yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world.
  • We desire they have a heart for the lost and courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling toward destruction; that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • All of these we desire our students to possess with humility and gratitude to God.

Portrait of a Graduate

At Lighthouse, students are viewed as image-bearers of Christ, and we seek to instruct them in the development of wisdom and virtue through habit formation that is practiced through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Character formation and affection-training occurs not only in our classrooms but in the hallways, playground, and athletic fields.

We desire to cultivate students who

Love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Love others.
Love learning.
Reason wisely.
Embody virtue.
Delight in beauty.
Wonder and imagine boundlessly.

Lighthouse’s Profile

  • Lighthouse Christian Academy draws students from more than 75 families living in 4 counties and representing dozens of churches. 
  • We offer class sizes of 15 or fewer students, with a faculty/student ratio of 1:6.
  • Latin instruction begins in the 3rd grade. 
  • Cursive writing begins in 2nd grade.
  • We are intentionally electronics-free, and we encourage our families to adopt careful boundaries for their own habits.
  • Homeschool students are welcome to apply to enroll in single or multiple classes and electives, participate in athletics, and be cast in dramatic presentations.