Lakewood Catholic Academy: Serving Lakewood From The Heart For Over 100 Years.

If you’re searching for an endearing school with hearty traditions that honor God, teach his goodness each day and that will include each child and parent every step of the way, check out Lakewood Catholic Academy!

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Lakewood Catholic Academy opened in August 2005 and conjoined Saint Clement, Saint James and Saint Luke. In 2010 they also welcomed elementary schools Saint Cyril and Methodius.

With a 9-acre campus on land dating back to 1891, history is glorious. These same grounds were once the home of the pioneering Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine and is quite a landmark. The sisters first journey was from France to Cleveland in 1851. This journey was for healthcare and ministry services. The journey started in Ohio City and blossomed into Lakewood in 1891. Lakewood has been home for not just over 15 years but over 100 years!

Lakewood Catholic Academy proudly carries the same model as the Sisters: service, strength and perseverance. They educated 450 students between K-8 and 210 children within the early childhood program.


The goal for all students is the become the tradition. Every school year is welcomed with open arms and “the saints go marching in.” They also have annual service projects.

The first and most important goal is to foster a love of learning and for that love to follow them their entire life. Secondly, they want learning to go beyond just a classroom which is why they have annual field trips. These trips can be anywhere from a concert, farms and more.

They also have sports teans!

What spots does Lakewood Catholic Academy offer?

  • Cross country
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track and field
  • Ski club
  • Intramural track
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The LCA Experience

  • Every day begins and ends in prayer
  • Daily religious instruction
  • Preparation for First Communion, First Reconciliation, Confirmation
  • Education based in Scripture and Liturgy for preschool – 2nd (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd)
  • Monthly all-school masses
  • Priests regularly visit classrooms and celebrate the Eucharist
  • And so much more!

Parent support series

This is a free educational program built to strengthen the school-home relationship. These can be done virtually or in-person. These meetings consist of a new topic for each meeting and all current LCA parents are welcome to attend.

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp is 11 weeks and has a new theme for each week. Daily activities are meant to engage campers and new experiences. There is full week or individual day options.

After School Program

After Care runs from dismissal to 5:30 p.m. every day that school is in session. Full-day care is available on days when school is not in session but is based on the number of children that need care.

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