What Parents Say About Lakeside Charter Academy

We are committed to providing the best education and learning experience for all Lakeside Charter Academy (LCA) students--this is at the core of our deepest beliefs. Our highly trained teachers work passionately to ensure every student reaches (or exceeds) expectations. We also promote personal growth and leadership development among our students. We aim to inspire our students to become confident and intellectually empowered. For these and many more reasons, parents have a lot to say about Lakeside!


Family. Fun. Cooperation


Parents are an integral part of Lakeside. We value their engagement and strong support of our mission and values. Together, we are a big family providing wrap-around nurturing to our students. "I love the fact that principal Dr. Montague knows my son has soccer practice on Tuesdays and always asks him about his games," says one mom when asked how she feels about Lakeside.


"The genuine family environment at the school between teachers, students, and parents - Lakeside is more than academics...we do life together. You'll always see teachers laughing together and hugging the kids in the hallway," she added. This mom loves that our families carpool to school, after-school clubs, and other sporting events to help one another. "Other schools can feel overwhelmingly big, and real connections can be hard to find. We've found a 2nd family at Lakeside, and as a mom, that makes my heart very happy! "


Another parent shared, "I am always amazed by the staff. They all know my kids by name, everyone is so helpful and friendly. I love seeing how the staff interacts with my kiddos."

Lakeside Charter Academy field day 2022

Recently, a student lost her tooth during a Physical Education (PE) class, and Lakeside staff sent two emails (one from the PE teacher and one from her homeroom teacher) to let her parents know. We sent photos and the actual tooth in a new Ziploc bag home to ensure our student's parents know that we care about these milestone moments. It's our thoughtfulness that sets us apart. Lakeside is a home away from home!


Why Choose Lakeside?

“Ultimately, Dr. Montague was our reason for choosing Lakeside. His dedication and passion for the school and the children is more than evident in each interaction with him,” another parent noted, while a different one added, “We choose LCA because of the small environment, everyone knows your child there, and they are super friendly!”


It’s no wonder parents love Lakeside. Not only are we a tuition-free public charter school that educates the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally and creatively, but also we frequently communicate with our parents, who often tell us how much it is appreciated.


We do this because we care and know it gives our parents peace of mind. One parent adds, “The communication between parents and teachers/staff is amazing. Every Sunday, we receive an email from our kid’s teacher outlining topics that will be reviewed that week, activities, and testing/quizzes. I always know what’s going on, every step of the way,” they say.

Lakeside Charter Academy classroom

When it comes to educating K-8 students in Cornelius, Lakeside is an outstanding choice. We keep class sizes small to more effectively teach each child and passionately help each student along the way. We’re here for our parents and our students every day. We’d love for you to join us. Contact us today to schedule a tour or learn about open enrollment!


About Lakeside Charter Academy

Lakeside Charter Academy is a K-8 community-driven 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!