Middle School at Legacy Christian

We will know your child, love your child, and prepare your child.

 You probably remember your middle school years well, and you’re probably considering what a significant role those years will play in shaping your child. It’s a time of extraordinary growth and change — physically, emotionally, socially, and academically. Your child will be forming their identity as they learn to embrace their unique talents and interests, and you want to offer them more than just the best learning experience — you want to offer them a supportive environment where they will be mentored, loved, and valued. 

At Legacy Christian Academy, we take a unique approach to middle school by building a peer and mentor support system into the experience. Our middle school isn’t just about academics with a biblical worldview that prepare students for high school and college; it’s also about giving them the solid footing needed to tackle life and relationships with confidence. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what we offer, including: 

School Culture

“The Bridge” supports and connects our middle school students. 

We refer to our Middle School program as “The Bridge” as it keeps our students grounded as they navigate the numerous changes they experience during middle school. The Bridge — our academics, programming, and culture — focuses on five pillars: knowledge and wisdom, social and emotional, community and connection, spiritual and leadership, and sacrifice and service. The Bridge guides our students by teaching them to:

  • Develop meaningful connections. All middle school students  (grades 5-8) are placed in one of four Houses and participate in fun competitions throughout the year. Within each House, students are assigned to a Squad, a small group of the same gender and grade level, and they meet at least once a week to discuss challenges and needs, and to celebrate successes. Additionally, older students within each Squad are paired with younger students in the same Squad to create Families within each House. These Families provide opportunities for leadership and mentorship.
  • Think innovatively, problem solve, and persevere. We encourage students to approach academics by giving their best, learning to embrace their unique gifts, strengths, and abilities. Honors programs are available for students with advanced abilities in certain content areas, and extra help is always available through our WIN program for students who need additional support with material.
  • Be leaders and disciples. Everything we do here at Legacy is for the glory of God, and it’s reaffirmed by our middle school students coming into their own by leading and serving. In addition to taking on leadership roles within their House, Squad, or Family, students have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip through our Helping Hands to Houston experience, as well as local service opportunities.

Tackle life lessons that guarantee self-sufficiency.
Our LCA YOU program teaches life skills that will serve students well beyond these transitional years, including tech safety, nutrition, managing finances, and conflict management.

For a more complete picture of our middle school program and all we have to offer, we encourage you to

Academic PreparedNess

The Legacy culture and community promotes learning as a rewarding experience. We use 21st century research-based instructional methods to support student learning and hands-on experiences keep them engaged. We recognize that each student is uniquely gifted with different strengths and abilities and offer individualized instruction accordingly. Our WIN program gives students a chance to close any academic gaps, while our honors courses allow students to explore content at a more rigorous pace and depth of complexity.

Enriched Learning 
A well-rounded education includes creative mediums and the freedom to pursue personal interests. Our middle school students explore fine arts through band, digital art and design, studio art, theater production, and vocal arts. Spanish and Latin provide comprehensive introductions to different languages, literature, cultures, and worldviews. 

Intentional Programming
Middle School student programming  supplements our Bridge pillars. Chapel allows students to hear God’s word, worship together, and be inspired to know, love, and obey Jesus Christ. Community time is incorporated into the daily schedule, giving students time for devotions and curated conversations. Our IGNITE event kicks off each school year by encouraging our students to accept Christ’s invitation to know Him, and to ignite their faith by living with purpose.

Competitive Athletics 
At Legacy Christian, we focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition by using athletics to mold student character to reflect the character of Christ. We begin coaching at lower levels, with interscholastic sports beginning in 7th grade: basketball, cheer, cross country, football, soccer, sporting clays, swimming, and track. Legacy competes in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 5A.

“We chose LCA because of the Christian-based offering, the stronger curriculum, and the greater attention from teachers… Legacy welcomed both my boys with open arms and has done a good job matching who they are with the help they needed to succeed in their first few days, weeks, and months… I feel Legacy’s close-knit community provides and surrounds both of my sons, making it an easy and comfortable environment for them.” 

Zane Bohrer, LCA parent

High School Prep

Setting them up for success — today and tomorrow.

Everything we do at Legacy is designed to help your child thrive. The result? Our middle school students grow into confident, responsible individuals who are ready for high school.

LCA YOU
We use these four years of middle school wisely by engaging students in specific lessons, presentations, and discussions covering critical life skills, including how to handle stress, anxiety, and depression; how to take care of yourself with nutrition and exercise; the ramifications of alcohol and drugs; how to navigate personal relationships; study skills;  finances; safe technology use; and more.

Closing Gaps
WIN (What-I-Need) provides students with an opportunity to do an academic self-check.  Under the guidance of a teacher, students determine areas that need extra attention. WIN time helps students develop the important habits of self-monitoring and management, while also helping close any academic gaps.

Guidance and Mentorship
Our middle school students have built-in support through our House system. Through fun competitions, Squad meetings, and Family gatherings, students build community, connection, and a sense of belonging. A dedicated licensed psychologist is on staff for students who need additional counseling and support.

Campus Safety

A Safe Place to Learn and Grow 

The physical and emotional safety of our students is paramount here at Legacy.  We have two armed security officers on campus at all times, a double-buzz entry system, a 24-hour surveillance system, and all guests are required to provide valid ID as they check in.  Our middle school programming, in particular, is designed to meet the critical needs of teens to feel loved, connected, seen, and valued. Our school culture reaffirms that we are all made in the image of God and therefore worthy of love and respect. Faculty and staff model Christian values for students, and students are expected to do the same.

Our Staff

Dr. Joy Bell

Dr. Joy Bell

Middle School Principal

Joey Roach

Joey Roach

Middle School Assistant Principal

Courtney Jennings

Courtney Jennings

Sr. Dir. of Middle School Academics

Dr. Lana Snear

Dr. Lana Snear

Guidance Counselor

Mary Dagenhart

Mary Dagenhart

Administrative Assistant

Middle School Team Leads

Leslie Bales

Leslie Bales

8th Grade Team Lead

Heather Cleckler

Heather Cleckler

7th Grade Team Lead

Candi Loe

Candi Loe

6th Grade Team Lead

Kathy Watts

Kathy Watts

5th Grade Team Lead

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