Ruth and Orville Merillat

Lenawee Christian Academy (LCA) is the online extension of one of America’s great Christian schools, Lenawee Christian School (LCS). Founded in 1977 by kitchen cabinetmakers Orville and Ruth Merillat, LCS has been serving students from all over the globe through its focus on academic excellence, spiritual formation, a safe and nurturing environment, and a variety of opportunities outside the classroom. The LCS approach has consistently provided the preparation needed for students to find success in standardized tests, university studies, and career opportunities. The alumni of LCS are influencing all parts of the world in ministry, art, medicine, education, law, manufacturing, leadership, politics, and more.

The Board of Directors of LCA’s parent organization, Lenawee Christian Ministries, approved the plan to launch Lenawee Christian Academy in the fall of 2019 after years of utilizing online services to enhance the student experience at LCS. This expansion was based on the consistent and proven academic and spiritual foundation of LCS, bolstered by the use of many of the most reliable and innovative tools in online education.

In September 2020, Lenawee Christian Academy (LCA) opened its virtual doors to our first cohort of middle school students. Due to the global effects of the COVID-19 virus, LCA’s launch served as a timely solution for Christian families seeking online education for their middle school students as many schools were forced to shift online without the tools they needed.

Today, Lenawee Christian Academy is positioned to serve students from all across the United States and the world. We are excited to see how God will use LCA to build the Kingdom of God through His work in the lives of our students, families, and our team as, together, we write the next chapter in our storied history.

Campus of Lenawee Christian Ministries

Lenawee Christian Ministries

Both LCA and LCS are a part of a broader ministry organization, Lenawee Christian Ministries (LCM), whose purpose is to be a leading provider of Christ-centered education in the areas of K-12 schooling, physical wellness, and spiritual growth. In addition to LCS and LCA, LCM also operates the Christian Family Centre on its campus in Adrian, Michigan, where LCM hosts more than 100,000 annual visitors.