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Our Mission

Lake Lure Classical Academy’s mission is to offer a classical, knowledge-based education that fosters critical thinking, civic responsibilities, and virtue for all. 
Outdoor Exploration 
Classical Education 
Lifelong Learning 

About Us

Celebrating its 14th year, Lake Lure Classical Academy is a kindergarten through 12th-grade tuition-free public charter school that is open to all North Carolina students.  We offer free bus transportation, we have over 450 students attending from across four counties.

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Help Lake Lure Continue to Grow

The athletic flagpole, graciously donated by Rita Rash Burch, is quickly becoming a cornerstone of our athletic field enhancements. This spot is very prominent as you enter our outdoor athletic facilities, along with the new scoreboard and dugouts.

News from the School Improvement Team

The School Improvement Team meets the second Thursday of each month at 3:15 PM in Room C-15 here at LLCA. Our current school improvement plan and past SIT meeting minutes are located on the NC Star system at

To access our school improvement plan, use the following login information:
Guest Login: GuestS17751
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Chimney Rock Family Passes

The Chimney Rock passes have not been returned in the last couple weeks, so please bring these back as soon as possible so we can resume with the reservation requests.
  • 16 Athletic Teams
  • 34 Extracurriculars offered K-12
  • $700K in Merit Scholarships
  • Award Winning Theatre Arts Program
  • K-12 Outdoor Education Programs
  • Over 40% HS Students in College Courses