Admissions

Our Program

Lighthouse Baptist Academy is dually accredited through the AISA and Cognia with the AISA serving as the Lead Agency in this partnership. Becoming accredited through these organizations confirms that the quality of education already being provided to the students at LBA was on par with some of the best Christian schools in the country. This is a testament to the great staff and faculty that the Lord has assembled here as well as the wonderful families that we get to serve.

Admissions FAQs

How many students are at Lighthouse Baptist Academy?
We are average between 330-350 students.
How many students are in each class?

The number of students in each class may vary by different grades.
We have an average of 20 students per classroom in the elementary and high school classes. Kindergarten classes average between 15-18 students and are aided by teaching assistants as well as the lead teacher.

How much does LBA cost?

Please refer to our Tuition & Other Fees.

When is the age cut-off?

Lighthouse Baptist Academy follows the admission guidelines set forth by the state of Alabama. Children entering the 3-year old kindergarten must be age 3 by October 1. Children entering the 4-year old kindergarten must be age 4 by October 1. Children entering the 5-year old kindergarten must be age 5 by October 1.

What time do classes start?

Classes start at 8:00 for all kindergarten, elementary and high school students.

What time does the Before & After School program begin?

Before & After School program begins at 6:30 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM (morning)
3:15 PM – 6:00 PM (afternoons)

What is the sibling discount?

The first 2 oldest children pay full price, and the third child and on will receive a 50% discount on tuition. To be eligible to receive the sibling discount, a parent must present a birth certificate or proof of legal guardianship. Please call the office at (251) 653-6542 for more information.

Does my child have to wear a uniform?

Yes, all students in grades K3-12 must wear the Lighthouse Baptist approved uniform. Uniforms can be purchased through Zogbhy’s Uniforms. Additional information regarding the uniforms may be found here.

How can my child be a student at Lighthouse Baptist Academy?

Please refer to the Schedule A Visit page.

My child received an ″F″ on his report card from his previous school. Can he enroll at LBA?

Because we have a highly accelerated curriculum and require students to adhere to an arduous code of behavior, the administration may find it necessary to deny some applications for enrollment. This may be due to academic deficiencies. Students must also pass an entrance exam and their report cards must be average or better.

What if my child doesn′t do well on the entrance exam?

If a child scores low in any area of the entrance exam, Lighthouse Baptist may recommend or require Summer School. This may help elementary students who score low in math, reading, or English. Academic probation may also be an option for low-scoring students.

My child was expelled from his previous school. Can he enroll at LBA?

Past discipline matters may cause an application to be denied. No child will be admitted into Lighthouse Baptist Academy without a good recommendation from his previous school. Report cards must reflect good work habits and citizenship. Please understand that although we would like to accept every student, Lighthouse Baptist is not primarily a remedial or disciplinary school.

How is Christianity a part of my child′s education?

Lighthouse Baptist Academy is a distinctively Christian school. Our purpose is not only to educate the minds of young people, but also to guide their hearts to an understanding of God’s Holy Word, the Bible. For this reason, Bible is a required subject for every student. In addition, 1st-12th grade students attend chapel regularly. In a Christian school, and only in a Christian school, will your child be taught moral and ethical values which have a foundation in God’s Word. Students who are given such a foundation have the opportunity to develop the personal characteristics necessary to succeed in college and in life.

What colleges and universities have your students and graduates been accepted to?

Please refer to the “Why LBA?” page.