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Life Christian Academy School Profile 2017-2018


Our Mission:

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.


Core Values:

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]:

565 Students

Asian/Pacific Islander: 15%
Black: 7%
Hispanic: 6%

Multi-Racial: 7%

Native American/Alaskan: 1%
White/Caucasian: 63%


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.