Excel Christian Academy opened its doors as Lake Wire Christian Academy in 1974 with a single preschool class and has since grown to a community of more than 400 students, from infants to high school seniors. Located on a 26-acre campus in Lakeland, Excel Christian Academy is a ministry of Free Life Chapel, and under its dedicated and inspiring leadership, has high hopes and great vision for the future in “Pursuing Excellence with Honor.”
What makes your school unique?
At Excel Christian Academy, the emphasis is for each child from PreK-high school to realize his or her God-given potential, developing confidence and self-awareness, creativity and curiosity, and a deep understanding of community and connectedness to others. A robust, well-rounded curriculum with talented and engaging teachers and an energetic and diverse peer group provides students endless opportunities to discover their passions and talents. Our commitment to the core values of Creativity, Honor, Diversity, Excellence, and Generosity ensures the social/emotional, academic, physical and spiritual needs of each child are met. Visual and performing arts promote confidence and creativity. Physical education classes include Archery and Taekwondo. Athletic teams include JV/Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, Flag Football, and Soccer.
Ages/Grades Served: Excel Christian Academy’s Early Childhood Center accepts infants and children from 6 weeks through 4 years old (PreK4). Excel Christian Academy serves students from Kindergarten-12th grade.
Open Houses or Tours: Prospective families are invited to schedule tours (currently virtual) on the school website at https://www.excelonline.org/schedule-your-tour or call the Office of Admissions at 863-853-9235.
Affiliations: International League of Christian Schools, Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS)
School Hours: 6:30 am- 6:00
School Schedule: 7:50 am to 3:20 pm (with aftercare until 6pm for an additional fee)
Registration Dates / Details:
Preschool – ongoing enrollment based on space
Academy – suggested enrollment commitment by April 1 of each year to meet space availability. As spaces are available open enrollment continues.
Excel Christian Academy accepts the McKay Scholarship, Florida Tax Credit (Step Up for Students, AAA), Gardiner, and Hope Scholarships. All students are eligible for free breakfast, snack, and lunch through the National School Lunch CEP program.