Lighthouse Baptist Academy

Private, Baptist, PK, KG-12

 2581 Northwestern Pike
       Winchester, VA  22603

 (540) 662-5590

Student/Teacher Ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  223

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
African American:

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by a parent
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Open Quote After begging God for forgiveness for thinking that sending our child here was a good idea, we enrolled her at another nearby private school in Stephens City where they understand that these are CHILDREN, who may not have a firm foundation in Christ - and the way to being people to Christ is through LOVE, which is completely lacking in the hostile environment of Lighthouse Baptist Academy. It's a joyless experience and turns being a Christian into strict adherence to Old Testament laws, which by the way is exactly how the Pharisees failed. I should note that there is a new administrator there now, but I've spoken to former students who are in their 30's now who tell me that it was no different many years back when it was called Rosedale. This tells me that regardless of the leadership or the name, the school has in inherent propensity toward driving children *away* from Christ, not the other way around. Unfortunately, it's also the most inexpensive option available, which lures unsuspecting parents into a school that could possibly result in a child lost, perhaps into early adulthood or even forever. Close Quote

by a parent
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Open Quote I had warnings from friends before we enrolled our child in this "Christian" school. During our kids time there, we had occasional warnings as well. After our child was no longer enrolled, all the people we knew who were too polite to tell us about it started coming out of the woodwork and telling us about their experiences. In short, the education side of things is decent - the "Christian" side of things is where it falls short. We experienced the judgmental nature of the Pharisees and very little of the compassion of Christ. Throw in a child who is not sure where he/she stands with God, and you have a disaster - a child who is driven away from God and the Bible due to the legalistic tendencies of this school. The scary part is that if you ask them, it is not a "Christian school", but instead a "church school". What's the difference? According to them, they want it to be a school almost exclusively for the church members' kids to attend (there's a church on site). They tolerate outsiders, for a while, but I know people whose kids were denied re-enrollment because they don't attend that church. They have a compound mentality and if they had the money it wouldn't surprise me if they built housing units on site with a big barbed wire fence around the whole property. They are, however, the cheapest private school in the area. Spend a little more money, save the trouble, and enroll your child elsewhere. Close Quote

by a parent
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Open Quote This school has had a revolving door of principals, un-qualified teachers, and students. My children experienced such a poor educational experience both spiritually and academically and like the many others who have left this school we soon followed those who found alternative educational options. Close Quote

by a parent
Friday, March 28, 2014

Open Quote I wish I could give this school zero stars. We enrolled our daughter there after moving to Winchester. I was shocked and appalled at the legalism, gender bias, and joyless environment at this school. My daughter was told she could not participate in certain activities because she was a girl. I am no feminist, but please. What decade is it in this school? The academics are poor, and the "textbooks" are a joke. They should just call all of them The History of the Church With a Little Bit of (Maybe)Factual Information Thrown In. Any time I attempted to ask questions about anything, it was treated as an assault on authority. We saved them the trouble of kicking us out by withdrawing after the first grading period. I wrote a carefully thought out letter to each of her teachers and the principal, explaining our concerns and reasons for withdrawal. We did not receive any reply whatsoever from anyone. I feel very sad for the students whose parents continue to subject them to this weak academic environment and religious legalism. They will be painfully unprepared to cope in a world for whom "because the Bible says so" is not their robotic answer to every question in life. If your child has a shred of independent thought, and hopefully they do, please do not subject them to this cult of an excuse for a school. Close Quote

by a parent
Monday, November 25, 2013

Open Quote Lighthouse Baptist Academy stands firm to the truth in the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. The students come first at Lighthouse. There is a strong commitment in teaching both the Bible and Academics. They take the SAT's every year to make sure the academy is on target. My child repeatedly scores higher than the national average in most subjects. Close Quote

by a parent
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Open Quote My child has been at this school since Kindergarten. She is now going into the forth grade. She loves it as well as my husband and I. We thank God that He has made a way for us to send her here. I pray one day she will graduate from this school. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Lighthouse Baptist Academy

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 221 221
2006 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 129 129
2008 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 116 116
2010 119 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 132
2012 122 4 3 2 0 0 2 90 223
2014 122 4 3 2 0 0 2 90 223

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Lighthouse Baptist Academy

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 221 14.0 15.7 n/a
2006 129 18.0 7.1 n/a
2008 116 10.0 11.6 n/a
2010 132 10.3 12.8 n/a
2012 223 10.8 12.3 n/a
2014 223 10.8 12.3 n/a

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

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