What Makes Lakeside Different?

There are many elementary and middle schools in Cornelius, but none of them are like Lakeside Charter Academy. Lakeside is a public school with a family feel that makes parents and students feel welcome. We’re diverse, guarantee small class sizes and personal attention to each student, and we offer cluster stop bus transportation. We are also tuition-free, serving K-8 students.


Highly Qualified & Caring

At Lakeside, all of our instructors are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields. Our dedicated teachers make our school a strong foundation on which students build the rest of their lives. We take pride in working with children and seeing them grow and mature. Our students’ success is always our priority.


We embrace technology at Lakeside and prepare children for the future by having 1:1 devices in our 4th - 8th grade classrooms. We offer individualized, differentiated learning so each student thrives. Our nurturing and fun environment sets us apart. From various after-school programs to field trips to community projects - Lakeside students feel seen and know the value of working with others.


Lakeside Charter Academy teacher in front of a classroom

One-of-a-kind learning environment

Of the many neighboring schools, some charge tuition. Others have a sizable student-to-teacher ratio, and some require students to be of a specific religion. We embrace diversity at Lakeside, and our staff and student population reflect that.


We proudly offer on-site before and aftercare, and several clubs to keep students immersed in learning and social activities. We also allow time and space for quiet reflection, understanding that constant stimulation isn't the answer. We commit to excellent communication with our parents. It's all about balance at Lakeside.


Lakeside Charter Academy sign in classroom.

We pride ourselves on having a solid parent-teacher organization fellowship environment with parents, our students, and our community. We focus on:

  • Creating a comforting and homey environment

  • Catering to different student needs

  • Dedicated teachers who are committed to making this the best school it can be


At Lakeside, we cultivate engaged learners through Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship. By emphasizing these three pillars to include academics and character development, we want our students to be motivated learners for life by excelling academically, leading community service initiatives, and being skilled in civics. Have questions about our admissions process? Schedule a private tour with our principal today.


About Lakeside Charter

Lakeside Charter Academy is a public, K-8 tuition free school where caring educators, parents, and local business leaders work to provide unparalleled education. Our approach is nurturing yet challenging, innovative while embracing proven traditions. We offer a safe, fun environment where children reach their highest academic potential. Enroll your child today!