Lower School

Why East Lake Academy for your elementary school-aged child?

The elementary years are a time of growth and development for your child during which many lifelong habits, attitudes, and character attributes are established.  This is why providing your child with an education that embraces the whole person is so important.

Nurturing a sense of purpose and cultivating a love for learning are crucial to the success of students during these formative years. This is why East Lake Academy uses its unique model of integral formation to develop the whole person. An East Lake education is built on the foundation of our Academic, Character, Faith and Apostolic pillars.  By thoroughly cultivating each of these four pillars, your child is prepared for success in high school and given the foundation necessary to grow into a strong, confident person of character and integrity.

An East Lake student will learn to discern the truth in everything they do and to recognize that our Catholic faith is the source of all truth. East Lake Academy embraces and proclaims, unapologetically, the fullness of the Catholic faith as contained in the magisterium and tradition of the church. Above all, our students will learn to know, love and serve God and to develop a relationship with Our Lord.

We Offer:


A safe learning environment in which your child will be known and loved.

Small Class Sizes, no more than 19 students in a classroom so that each child receives personal attention.

An Accelerated and integrated Curriculum, benchmarked to a year ahead of other private and parochial schools, that provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals including:

  • Catholic Faith – Growing understanding of the Catholic Faith and Sacred Scripture; weekly all school mass and monthly class mass; monthly Holy Hour; weekly opportunities for confession and spiritual direction; chapel visits, opportunities for apostolic service and virtue and character formation. Knights of the Altar acolyte group for boys starting in 3rd grade.
  • Language arts – Voyages in English Grammar program, reading and understanding good books that are intellectually and spiritually enriching.  
  • Math – Saxon math program used from Kindergarten through 6th grade.
  • Science – space, earth science/plants, water, life science/animals, human body, concepts of the scientific process. Hands on learning including monthly experiments in middle school science lab.
  • Social studies – Developing understanding of historical periods and figures, national symbols, geography, state and national capitals, etc.
  • Spanish – daily Spanish class taught in communicative approach developing fluency throughout the elementary school years.
  • Specials – Gym twice a week; Music and Art weekly. Classical Piano Lessons available onsite.
  • Athletics – competitive boys and girls team sports (cross country, basketball, track) and intramural sports (soccer) beginning in 4th grade.
  • Clubs – Challenge for Girls and Conquest for boys starting in 4th grade.


Lower School Parent Testimonials

“We chose East Lake primarily for its solid Catholic formation. Especially in today’s world, it’s so reassuring to know East Lake is helping us protect the innocence of our young children while also providing them with a strong foundation in their faith. We also love the accelerated academic achievements of the school. We are so confident in the well-rounded formation our children receive at East Lake Academy!” 

“Our family chose East Lake Academy, first, because we wanted our family, our children as well as ourselves, to be part of a school and community for which the Catholic faith was the very heart and foundation of everything, and where we knew our children would experience the full and timeless truth and beauty of that faith without compromise with the spirit of the age and culture in which we live. Secondly, we wanted our children to experience the benefits of East Lake’s classically-based model of education, one in which they would learn real history, read the great works of literature and be taught to think critically and to view the world and their own choices with a broad and well-rounded understanding of the world and through an unapologetically Catholic lens. We are so grateful to be a part of the East Lake family.”


Call 847-247-0035 x204 for tuition information, to ask additional questions or to schedule a tour.