It has not always been that way…
Lafayette Christian School was founded in 2004 and is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, a man of high French nobility, who gave up a life of wealth and prestige to come and help the American colonies gain their independence in the revolutionary war. It is said that next to George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette was the single most influential figure that made the difference in the Americans achieving victory and their independence. Lafayette Christian School came into existence through the efforts of concerned citizens who saw the need for a quality, board-governed, independent Christian school in Troup county. These parents wanted a school that would seek to educate and inspire students toward a standard of excellence in academics, athletics and fine arts while providing an opportunity to develop spiritually in a sound Christian environment.
Since its initial opening in 2004, Lafayette Christian School has established a challenging educational program, a competitive athletic program and a diverse fine arts program in order to fulfill its vision: to educate and inspire this generation to impact the culture and future for Christ. Lafayette is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Georgia Accrediting Commission, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI). The Early Learning Center was the first in the state to obtain national accreditation through NAC.
Through the years Lafayette has established a faculty that has endeavored to make effective and challenging teaching its first priority in the classroom. Continuity of administration and faculty with very little turnover contribute to the quality and stability of the school. Since 2004, our students have consistently placed above grade level on achievement, SAT and ACT tests. Our curriculum has been expanded to include honors, AP, and college courses to challenge and prepare our students for college. Graduates of Lafayette have earned thousands of dollars in academic and athletic scholarships with the class of 2016 earning more than 1,000,000 dollars in educational and athletic awards. Our graduates have attended in-state and out-of-state universities such as Auburn, Troy, Georgia Tech, Georgia, University of Alabama, Liberty, Baylor, the United States Naval Academy, and many others. Over the years our goal has been to partner with our parents to provide our students the opportunities for spiritual, social, physical, and cognitive development emphasizing a biblical world view. From a graduating class of two in 2004, Lafayette is today a school community with numerous alumni, over 500 students and 100 faculty members and staff.
In order to meet the needs of a diverse student population, Lafayette Christian School is approved by the state for students to use the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS), the GOAL scholarship program, and the Children and Parent Services (CAPS) program. The Department of Homeland Security has approved LCS to enroll international students by issuing I-20s through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS).