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SAIS Featured School: Lee-Scott Academy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016  
Posted by: Christina Mimms
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Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn, AL, is a college preparatory school offering a quality education in an environment where students are protected, nurtured, and challenged with Christian principles that promote the development of the total person. The pursuit of excellence in academics is the hallmark of the Academy, complemented by opportunities to participate in programs that encourage student success.

In 1981, two independent schools, Lee Academy of Auburn and Scott Preparatory School of Opelika, merged to become Lee-Scott Academy. The strong traditions of academic excellence and emphasis on Christian values of both schools continue as the hallmarks of LSA.

Originally located on the campus of Lee Academy, steady growth in enrollment led to the 1996 construction of the present campus in Auburn. Maintaining a vision for the future needs of students, the Board of Trustees and administration have recently undergone a long-term strategic planning process with the assistance of Independent School Counsel, an Atlanta-based educational consulting firm. A master campus plan has been developed to guide planning for future expansion in order to ensure the continuation of a dynamic academic community for students, parents, and faculty. 

Lee-Scott Academy is a college preparatory school committed to excellence in a total educational program. The founders of our school held that hard work, pursuit of knowledge, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship, and prayer are qualities that define America's heritage and are essential to the well-rounded development of students. These qualities are fundamental to the school's philosophy of education.

The academic program, designed to equip students for success in college and in life, emphasizes English, mathematics, history, geography, science, foreign languages, technology, fine arts, and study skills. In addition to a challenging and balanced academic curriculum, we value the benefits of athletic programs and extracurricular activities that promote the student's sense of character, responsibility, fair play, teamwork, and commitment.

Lee-Scott athletic programs are consistent with the school's mission to "... promote the development of the total person" by providing "... opportunities to participate in programs that encourage student success." The athletic staff is made up of committed individuals who have personal histories of success with young people. The athletic director and coaches have a combined 200+ years of coaching experience with various schools (public and private) and athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels.

We know that children of all ages study, learn, interact, and participate best in a safe environment. Providing a safe and secure environment and faculty, staff, and coaches who are positive role models for students continue as top priorities. We also believe that schools and parents must work together. We encourage and welcome parental involvement. In return, we expect our students to learn respect for authority, to be accountable for their actions, and to exhibit self-discipline.

We believe the Mission Statement and our philosophy are vital to the life and direction of Lee-Scott Academy, but words alone do not ensure success. We expect to be measured by our actions and by the lives of our graduates in their service to God, their families, and their communities.




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