History of LSA

History of Lee-Scott Academy

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 our present campus in Auburn. Maintaining a vision for the future needs of our students, the Board of Trustees and administration have recently undergone a long term strategic planning process with the assistance of Independent School Counsel (ISC), 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 our students, parents and faculty.

Coming Together and Growing Together

Lee-Scott Academy continues as an outstanding college preparatory school. Our diverse student body includes young people from Auburn, Opelika, and surrounding communities as well as international students. The strong histories of Lee Academy, Scott Preparatory School and Lee-Scott Academy represent for many people what a quality independent school should be.

Our Philosophy

Lee-Scott Academy is a college preparatory school committed to excellence in our 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 essential to the well-rounded development of students. These qualities are fundamental to our school’s philosophy of education.

Our academic program, designed to equip our 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.

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 our 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.