Middle School

Why choose East Lake Academy for your Middle Schooler?

The middle school years are the time in which values and habits that form the foundation of your child’s adult character begin to take shape. As a private Catholic school, we provide a balanced and academically challenging curriculum that helps to nurture individual responsibility, self-discipline and a sense of purpose which are crucial for success in high school and beyond. East Lake Academy uses its unique model of integral formation, built on the foundation of our Academic, Character, Faith and Apostolic pillars, to develop the whole person. By thoroughly cultivating each of these four pillars, your child is prepared for future success and given the foundation necessary to grow into a strong, confident person of character and integrity. Our middle school students are challenged to become the leaders of the school and strong, Christian role models for their younger peers.

Most importantly, our East Lake students learn to discern the truth in everything they do and to recognize that our Catholic faith is the source of 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: 

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, 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, apostolic service and virtue and character formation. Knights of the Altar acolyte group for boys.
  • Language arts – Voyages in English Grammar program; reading and discussing great works of literature including Shakespeare plays, classic religious texts and great novels. Word Within the Word vocabulary curriculum developing knowledge and mastery of Greek and Latin word stems. Writing and performing poems, sonnets and plays.
  • Math – Saxon math 7th grade level used in 6th grade; algebra in 7th and 8th grade.
  • Science – Space science, Life science, physical science taught in state of the art science lab. Hands on experimentation and creation of compound machines. Interdisciplinary science fair projects.
  • History/Geography – United States history and world geography and civilizations.
  • Spanish – Developing fluency and understanding of grammar.
  • Specials – Gym twice a week. Music and Art weekly.
  • Athletics – competitive boys and girls team sports (cross country, basketball, track) and intramural sports (soccer and volleyball).
  • Clubs and Extracurriculars – Challenge club for girls; Conquest Club for boys; math club; drama club; yearbook club; classical piano lessons available onsite.

 “Before our children started at East Lake Academy, we felt lost. Our children were spending seven plus hours a day, five days a week, in an environment that rewarded academic mediocrity and embraced cultural trends that ran counter to our Catholic values.   Upon driving up to the school for our tour with, we felt apprehension. Upon leaving we felt only conviction that this was where our boys would flourish.  The teachers were passionate about teaching, making it clear this was not a job, rather a vocation.  The students were happy, hardworking and respectful, both in presentation and through their actions.  The administrators were passionate about staying true to their mission; supportive of all teachers and students.  East Lake Academy embodied our vision for our boys’ education.”


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