Since 2013, L.E.A.D. Academy has provided quality classical education founded in Kingdom principles to over 500 students.  


L.E.A.D. Academy Classical School, Inc. was established in 2013 by Frank and Nancy Lay. Their dream and desire is to build a school that educates children in the love of Christ and produces a graduate that demonstrates their abilities through application and service in all areas of life. LEAD is a Christian school using a classical model to teach Pre-K3 through 12th grade. LEAD teaches students to love learning, be lifelong learners, and to have a Christian worldview where Christ is the center of all they do.

Welcome to the L.E.A.D. Academy Classical School website. Thank you for using technology to visit and peruse the offerings of our school. Our website includes most of the general information about our Christian school, but your search will be incomplete until you visit personally with us, see the facility, and hear the passion and vision God has given us for building a K3-12 Kingdom School. 

We firmly believe in the statement, “whoever wants the next generation the most will get them!” We boldly declare it to be our life’s mission to add as many of this generation and future ones to God’s kingdom as we are blessed to teach. We will use a classical instructional model, provide a safe, loving environment, and work in concert with churches and families to make it a reality. More importantly, we’re confident through our trust in God’s resources, His grace, and from the promise of His Word, we can expect great results from our humble efforts.

Finally, we challenge you to consider joining us in prayer and teamwork as we undertake the profound opportunity of building L.E.A.D. Academy into a viable school, one where students grow in leadership, enthusiasm, attitude, and discipline based on a Christian worldview. You can help by enrolling your student, providing a scholarship for a needy one, or simply speaking a good word to someone about us.

C.S. Lewis said, “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” We firmly believe God has placed this dream and goal on our hearts. God wants His children to have a Kingdom Education. Please join us in this glorious pursuit! 

Laus Deo Semper, 

H. Frank Lay

Non-Discriminatory Policy

L.E.A.D. Academy Classical School admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students and the school. L.E.A.D. Academy Classical School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnicity in the administration of its policies, admissions, tuition assistance programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.

 LEAD Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


Joppa Campus


7121 Chumuckla Hwy

Berryhill Campus


4106 Berryhill Rd.



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