Life Christian Academy School Profile 2017-2018
To empower our students through academic excellence and quality enrichment to be revolutionary world changers who inspire others to love and follow Jesus.
Established in 1973 with six children and one preschool teacher, Life Christian Academy today provides a premier education experience to preschool through 12th grade students from throughout South Puget Sound and around the world. Our high school graduated its first senior class in 1997. Our leadership has never wavered in its commitment to providing a Christ-centered environment of academic excellence.
Love God. Love others. Speak life. Pray powerful prayers.
Headmaster: Gus Martin
Headmaster Emeritus: Ross Hjelseth
High School Principal: Jon Kellett
Elementary and Middle School Principal: Aaron Gentile
Director of Early Childhood Education: Ellen Kliewer
Director of Advancement & Admissions: Tauna Shoemaker
Dean of Academic Guidance: Jami Buselmeier
Director of Teaching & Learning: Debbie Anderson
Director of Athletics: Yogi Cargill
Director of Spiritual Life: Jacob Coyne
Director of Student Support Services: Georgina Harris
Community Engagement Coordinator: Suzanne Corrigan
Dean of Faculty: Chris Madlena
Registrar: Rebecca Slattery
2017-18 Enrollment [Preschool – Grade 12]:
Asian/Pacific Islander: 15%
Native American/Alaskan: 1%
Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
Average class size: 16
All professionally certified or specially trained.
WA State Department of Education
Washington Federation of Independent Schools
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Council on Education Standards and Accountability
National Honor Society/Junior Honor Society
Life Christian Academy provides a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum integrated with a biblical worldview, in an environment that develops independence, creativity, and integrity. Our school program includes LIFE [Learning is For Everyone] for students with learning differences, English Language Learning for international students, Math and Science Institute with hands-on lab-based learning K-12, and Chinese language instruction for grades 1-5.