The List: Lynchburg Area Private Schools 2022

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Disclaimer: We assembled our Guide to Private Schools listing based on thorough internet searches and calls/emails to local private schools to confirm information. If there are questions about accuracy or omissions, please email feedback@lynchburgmag.com.

Appomattox Christian Academy
Located: 1916 Redfields Road,
Appomattox
Year Founded: 2003
Number of Students: 128
Grade Levels: PreK-12th Grade
Appomattox Christian Academy (ACA), a mission of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, is dedicated to impacting students’ lives through the ministry of education. ACA strives to give families in the Central Virginia region a viable choice to provide quality, affordable, classical Christian education for their children.
www.appomattoxchristianacademy.com | (434) 352-7373

Blue Ridge Montessori School
Located: 1071 Woodberry Square Place,
Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1985
Number of Students: 101
Grade Levels: Infant-9th Grade
More than three decades ago, Tom Taylor opened the doors of Blue Ridge Montessori School in an old building in Forest, believing strongly in the long-term impact of Montessori education on our community and the future. The school later became a registered nonprofit in 1999 with a fully functioning Board of Directors made up of Montessorians, parent volunteers and local business leaders.
www.blueridgemontessori.com | (434) 525-0061

Cornerstone Christian Academy
Located: 169 Police Tower Road,
Appomattox
Year Founded: 2007
Number of Students: 100+
Grade Levels: PreK-12th Grade
Cornerstone Christian Academy is a Christian and Classical school located in Appomattox County. The academy serves over 100 students and their families offering a strong academic program in an encouraging and friendly environment. Cornerstone’s tuition is affordable, class sizes are small, and the teaching staff is well credentialed and experienced.
www.ccaofva.org | (434) 352-2345

Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy
Located: 19 George Street, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1921
Number of Students: 79
Grade Levels: K-10th Grade
After Elder E.A. Manry became the pastor of the Lynchburg Seventh-day Church in 1921, a church school was founded. After a brief closure, the school has been in operation since 1944 and was renamed after Desmond T. Doss, a Lynchburg Seventh-day Church member and World War II Medal of Honor winner. The school offers small class sizes where students’ giftings and struggles are taken into account. They also provide regular opportunities for spiritual and character development.
desmondtdoss.org | (434) 237-1899

Faith Christian Academy
Located: 361 Main Street, Hurt
Year Founded: 1988
Number of Students: 126
Grade Levels: PreK-12th Grade
Faith Christian Academy was founded by parents who wanted alternative options for schooling for their children. They offer high-quality education with small class sizes and faith-based curriculum along with 100 percent accreditation.
www.fcavirginia.com | (434) 324-8276

Fellowship Christian Academy
Located: 131 Old Colony Road,
Madison Heights
Year Founded: 1997
Number of Students: 400
Grade Levels: K-12th Grade
Fellowship Christian Academy started out using Abeka Home School Curriculum and held classes inside Solid Rock Church. Eventually, the school transitioned from the classroom to students doing work right at home through a web-based home school curriculum.
fca.srcministry.org | (434) 230-0752

James River Day School
Located: 5039 Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1967
Number of Students: 264
Grade Levels: K-8th Grade
Founded in 1971, James River Day School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-ed day school that serves academically qualified students regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnic, social or economic backgrounds. At James River Day School, students learn life-long habits of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
www.jrds.school | (434) 384-7385

Liberty Christian Academy
Located: 3701 Candlers Mountain Road,
Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1967
Number of Students: 1,956
Grade Levels: K-12th Grade
Founded by Dr. Jerry Falwell, the school is a fully accredited institution standing as a viable educational choice for parents who desired to have their children taught a Christian worldview from a Bible-based curriculum. Recognized as an accredited institution by the Commonwealth of Virginia, regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and internationally accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, LCA has a recognized history of academic excellence.
lcabulldogs.org | (434) 832-2000

New Covenant Schools
Located: 122 Fleetwood Drive, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1991
Number of Students: More than 400
Grade Levels: PreK-12th Grade
New Covenant Schools’ founders were motivated by a vital interest in classical, Christian education, and by a desire to develop a school that would be thoroughly Christian, academically challenging, and grounded in the liberal arts. The school enjoys stable governance, a fully developed curriculum, and carries out its mission with more than 70 professional faculty, adjunct instructors, and administrative staff.
newcovenantschools.org | (434) 847-8313

New Vistas School
Located: 520 Eldon Street, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1986
Number of Students: 40
Grade Levels: 3rd-12th Grade
New Vistas School was founded by five Lynchburg-area women as a private, nonprofit day school dedicated to serving the needs of children and adolescents experiencing learning and attention difficulties. Their mission is to foster academic and personal growth by providing students with learning, attention, and emotional challenges so they can reach their full potential.
newvistasschol.org | (434) 846-0301

ONE Forest School
Located: Deerhead Nature Preserve, 4808 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston
Year Founded: 2019
Number of Students: 15
Grade Levels: Pre-K-8th
ONE Forest School offers a primary grade school program, homeschool program and virtual learner program. Based in an outdoor setting, the school utilizes a traditional forest school philosophy, which focuses on emotional intelligence, as well as a project-based STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum.
oneforestschool.org | (540) 682-6320

Onward Christian Academy
Located: 337 Lakeview Drive,
Madison Heights
Year Founded: 2016
Number of Students: 250
Grade Levels: K-12th Grade
Onward Christian Academy is a hybrid-model school that combines the best parts of homeschooling and private schooling. Students attend instruction at the Onward campus two days a week and homeschool with their parents the other days. More affordable than a traditional private school tuition, parents also feel supported in their homeschooling efforts through the guidance of professional educators.
www.onwardchristian.org | (434) 515-1495

Rivermont School
Lynchburg North & South
Located: 3024 Forest Hills Circle, Lynchburg
1011 Creekside Lane, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1997
Number of Students: 71
Grade Levels: 1st-12th Grade
Rivermont School provides a therapeutic educational program for students, ages 5-22, with special needs, including students with autism who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting. Rivermont’s mission is to help students learn to manage their behaviors so they can return to their home schools, graduate and become productive citizens. Classes are small, usually eight to 10 students, and are taught by special education instructors and counselors.
www.newstoryschools.com | (434) 947-4697

Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy
Located: 1449 Hendricks Store Road,
Moneta
Year Founded: 2008
Number of Students: 420
Grade Levels: K-12th Grade
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy was formed as an independent Christian academy through the vision, prayer, and tireless efforts of a dedicated group of men and women. Their original vision and mission was to develop the heart, soul, mind, and strength of each student for the glory of God. SMLCA is providing state-of-the-art facilities, accredited and excellent academic learning opportunities, and continually expanding athletic and performing arts programs.
www.smlca.org | (540) 296-3292

Temple Christian School
Located: 4465 S Amherst Highway,
Madison Heights
Year Founded: 1973
Number of Students: 300
Grade Levels: K3-12th Grade
Temple Christian School began as a ministry of Temple Baptist Church and the funds for the school were donated by Archie and Lorine Kidd. While the Kidds had no school-age children, they had a tremendous passion for Christian education. The school offers a disciplined yet loving environment in which every child receives personal attention. They see each student as a unique person created by God to live the fullest and most significant life possible.
www.mytemplechristianschool.com | (434) 846-0024

Timberlake Christian Schools
Located: 202 Horizon Drive, Forest
Year Founded: 1966
Number of Students: 389
Grade Levels: PreK-12th Grade
Timberlake Christian Schools, founded in 1966, is one of the first private schools to exist in the Lynchburg area. The vision of Timberlake Christian Schools is to be a discipleship and educational institution for young people in order to develop in them a passion for glorifying God and train them for a life consistent with a biblical world-and-life view.
www.timberlakechristianschool.org | (434) 237-5943

Tree of Life Academy
Located: 2812 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 2004
Number of Students: 150
Grade Levels: Infant-3rd Grade
The mission of Tree of Life Academy is to provide an education based on God’s principles in a Christ-centered academic atmosphere, which enables students to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as well as develop a respect for authority and be spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically prepared to meet each challenge life brings.
tolacademy.com | (434) 455-0294

Virginia Episcopal School
Located: 400 V.E.S. Road, Lynchburg
Year Founded: 1916
Number of Students: 260
Grade Levels: 9th-12th Grade
Virginia Episcopal School is an inclusive, welcoming community of boarding and day students who are curious, smart, funny, kind and innovative—the next generation of creators and producers with the power to change the world. The school is an intentionally small, globally diverse educational community dedicated to excellence in student engagement, innovative learning and faculty support and growth.
www.ves.org | (434) 385-3600

World Community Education Center
Located: 1329 Prosperity Drive, Bedford
Year Founded: 1971
Number of Students: 35
Grade Levels: PreK-12th Grade
World Community Education Center (WCEC) is an independent, nonprofit Montessori school located in Bedford, serving families in the Lynchburg/Roanoke/Bedford areas. WCEC offers a prepared environment for learning focused on academic excellence and universal spiritual values. Individual attention is key to helping each student find his or her genius.
worldcommunityedu.org | (540) 297-1662

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