Are you looking for private school options for your child? The Lex Fun 4 Kids Private School Guide features listings for a variety of Lexington private school options.

There are many schools in our area with options available for preschool, elementary, middle and high school. This guide features schools that offer programs for elementary – high school.

There are financial assistance programs as well as scholarship offerings available so if you’re worried about the cost you can always reach out and inquire about reduced tuition.

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Good Shepherd Day School

Good Shepherd Day School is located near downtown Lexington. They are housed within the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and have been serving families for over 40 years.

The mission of the Good Shepherd Day School, an educational ministry of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, is to nurture the development of the whole child, Intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually. We provide excellent early childhood education and early Christian formation in a safe, healthy, and joyful environment. We are grounded in and guided by the love ethic of Jesus.

The Day School offers an eclectic approach to learning that includes approaches and materials known by the divergent members of the staff. These approaches and materials may include, but are not limited to the following: Montessori, High Scope, Everyday Math, The Wright Group, The Creative Curriculum, and Handwriting Without Tears. We also adhere to the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards as set forth by the Kentucky Department of Education. Each classroom is planned around the theory of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) for individual children.

At a Glance

Address:  544 Sayre Ave, Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 255-9734


Grade Levels Offered:
2 Year Olds – Kindergarten

Lexington Catholic High School

Lexington Catholic High was formed in 1951 and is on Clays Mill Road not far from Harrodsburg Road. They offer programs for grades 9th – 12th.

Lexington Catholic High School serves as an integral part of the mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington. We serve students of all faith traditions by providing a high quality, Catholic, college-preparatory education that fosters the spiritual ideals and moral values of the Gospel. In this dynamic faith community, we nurture the development of the mind, spirit, and body of our students.

At Lexington Catholic, you will find

• College Prepatory Academic Program
• 16:1 average class size
• A community of dedicated, talented faculty and staff
• A Spiritual Life program with a community service component
• Attention and support for students at all learning levels via the High Marks Program
• A challenging Math, Science & Technology Program and award-winning Fine Arts Program for Exemplar Scholars
• A tradition of championship-caliber athletics
• A wide range of creative, fun, and inclusive student activities
• The Lexington Catholic Promise tuition assistance program
• Students of many faiths attend LCHS; 24% are non-Catholic
• Students from 26 different middle schools
• A STEM program that includes an Air + Space Academy

At a Glance

Address: 2250 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 277-7183


Grade Levels Offered: 9th – 12th

Lexington Christian Academy

Lexington Christian Academy’s main campus (LCA) is located near Fayette Mall not far from Nicholasville Road. They also have a second campus for Preschool and Elementary on Tates Creek Road within Immanuel Baptist Church.

Our mission is to equip and nurture to students to fulfill God’s calling on their lives through Christ-centered education.

LCA’s Pre-K teachers are experts in fostering eager curiosity from our youngest learners. Our Pre-K program provides the first steps in developing enlightened minds and servant hearts. They will see, feel and learn of the love of Jesus through daily prayer and activities. Our Pre-K students quickly realize they LOVE TO LEARN!

LCA Elementary challenges our students’ love of learning. It’s through learning centers, hands-on experiences and extensive technology integration that our exceptional teachers are able to establish an academic and spiritual foundation. Fifth graders graduate not only with a love of learning, but now are INSPIRED TO LEARN.

The LCA 6th Grade Academy is a self-contained learning environment where students are INSPIRED TO LEARN. Teachers will empower students to grow and develop important 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity that will prepare them for an ever-changing world. LCA’s 6th Grade Academy allows students to focus their God-given talents and excel academically as they LEARN TO LEAD.

LCA’s Junior High provides a warm and encouraging environment where students grow in their independence and develop academically, socially, and spiritually as they LEARN TO LEAD. The junior high experience is enhanced with sports, fine arts, honor societies, academic teams, and student government. There is great focus on character building and developing a desire to serve that is fostered by expanded outreach and mission opportunities to see WHAT LOVE LEADS TO.

LCA’s high school academic and college counselors guide students, advising them to listen to God’s calling for their path to success. Our curriculum includes a host of AP and Honors classes, arts, robotics and Bible in addition to core subjects. Supported by Christ-loving staff and faculty, Christian character and academic excellence reveal WHAT LOVE LEADS TO.

At a Glance

Preschool and Elementary
3100 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502
Middle and High School
450 W. Reynolds Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 422-5700


Grade Levels Offered: Preschool – High School

Little Elks Preschool

At Little Elks Preschool, your child will have access to a program that is guided and supervised by staff trained in early childhood education and presented in a safe environment.  We have developed a curriculum designed to provide happy and stimulating activities for children to experience as they begin the journey into the world of formal education.

We will include a combination of indoor and outdoor activities, art, music, movement, dramatic play, math and reading readiness. We will also help your child develop a love of learning through discovery, creativity, self-expression and new experiences.  These opportunities will prepare a strong foundation and kindergarten readiness.
At a Glance

4343 Harrodsburg Rd.
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-223-3557


Age groups served: 2 – 5 years

Redwood Cooperative School

Redwood Cooperative School was established in 2014 and serves students age 3 – middle school. Their campus is located off Nicholasville Road on Crestwood Drive. The school is set up as a cooperative so they rely on family involvement. Families may choose different tuition options, depending on the level of classroom involvement they have in the school.  The lowest amount of tuition requires the highest level of classroom involvement. 

Redwood Cooperative School was established in 2014 with the goal of encouraging children’s creativity and curiosity through constructivist, project-based learning.  Through this experiential education we aim to create a learning environment that nurtures the whole child, promoting equally all disciplines of education from Language Arts and Writing, to Math, Science, Social Studies, Play and Physical Education, Nature, Music and Visual Arts.

Redwood offers a hands-on, progressive education where children learn by actively participating in inquiry and investigation.  Through the incorporation of outdoor learning, civic engagement and environmental sustainability, we foster the development of the whole child.  During their time in our program, your child will not only acquire knowledge, but will develop higher order thinking skills as they analyze, evaluate and create while becoming problem solvers.

At a Glance

Address: 166 Crestwood Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 273-4496


Grade Levels Served: Preschool – Middle

Sayre School

Sayre School was founded in 1854 and has continued to serve families in Lexington at their location in the heart of downtown.

Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.

Sayre’s academic program spans three divisions from preschool through twelfth grade, with many of each year’s graduates having attended the school for twelve or more years. The academic program is rich in content and comprehensive in skill development, unfolding incrementally as it crosses grade levels. Our fundamental goal is to educate students to be independent thinkers, who graduate with the intellectual and emotional preparation needed to pursue their educational and personal goals with confidence and integrity. A warm, openly inclusive atmosphere pervades the school, bolstered by close relationships between faculty and students, where they learn to take intellectual risks and respectfully express opinions.

At a Glance

194 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Phone: (859) 254-1361


Grade Levels Offered: Preschool – High School

Summit Christian Academy

Summit Christian Academy was founded in 1986 as Assembly Christian School. They are located in the First Assembly of God church building on Clays Mill Road and serve students grades Kindergarten to 12th grade.

To provide a Christ-centered educational experience for each family, focusing on a Biblical approach to academic, social, and physical issues

We know that academic excellence is one of the reasons why parents send their children to Summit Christian Academy and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. Our curriculum is designed to provide our students with a solid foundation that will help them to compete well in the challenging environment that awaits them in high school and college.

At a Glance

Address: 2780 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 277-0503


Grade Levels Offered: Kindergarten – 12th Grade

The Lexington Latin School

Lexington Latin School provides a classical Christian education for Jr. Kindergarten through 12th grade. They opened their doors in Their lower school is located on the campus of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church and the upper school is located on the campus of Lexington City Church.

We seek to form students intellectually and spiritually into the image of God, empowering them to serve His kingdom and His mission, based on the moral tenants of the Faith in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible.

As a classical school, we focus on the classical language Latin, as well as the classical cultures of the Greeks and the Romans. We also adopt the classical trivium model of education, which describes three stages of learning: the grammar stage (roughly grades K-5), the logic stage (6-8), and the rhetoric stage (9-12).

At a Glance

Lower School
483 West Reynolds Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
Phone: 859-940-7485
Upper School
410 Sporting Court
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
Phone: 859-429-8654


Grade Levels Offered: Junior Kindergarten – High School

The Lexington School

The Lexington School is located near Versailles Road and offers programs for students in Preschool – 8th Grade. The school was founded in 1959 and features programming year round including summer camps.

The mission of The Lexington School is to provide an education of the highest quality to students in preschool through middle school. In a structured, nurturing environment, The Lexington School seeks to instill integrity, a life-long enthusiasm for learning, and a strong work ethic.

The Lexington School features a complete curriculum (Vertically-Aligned, K-8):  Everyday Math, Integrated Language Arts including Journeys, Lucy Calkins, Learning without Tears, and Daily Five, Social Studies, Science (K-8), Computer and integrated/applied technology, Art, Music, Modern Language (K-8), Physical Education, Drama (K-8), Library, Resource Room (K-8). Focus is on teaching 21st Century Skills with active-learning methodology.

At a Glance

1050 Lane Allen Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 278-8604


Grade Levels Offered: Preschool – High School

Trinity Christian Academy

Trinity Christian Academy was established in 1988 and features programs for preschool – high school at two campuses in Lexington. The lower school meets at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church and the upper school meets at Anchor Baptist Church. They have a future campus planned for the Brannon Crossing area.

Trinity is an institution of inspiration. We inspire students to view learning as an opportunity more than a responsibility; as transformative more than informative; as application more than memorization. Simply put, Trinity is in the business of inspiration, not just education. 

Trinity is a member of the Society for Classical Learning and is Lexington’s only accredited classical Christian day school. While private Christian education, as a whole, is on the decline, our culture is witnessing a rapid increase in classical Christian schools. What is unique about a classical education?

Classical education goes back in order to move us forward; it’s a resurgence of the time-tested model that cultivates a love of learning. Students are not simply given information to be reproduced on standardized tests, but instead are trained in the ways of knowledge, wisdom, and virtue. Practically speaking, this is achieved through three stages of learning coinciding with the natural development of children: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

At a Glance

Lower School (PreK-6th grade)
3900 Rapid Run Drive
Lexington, KY 40515
Phone: (859) 271-0079
Upper School  (7th-12th grades)
3601 Winthrop Drive
Lexington, KY 40514
Phone: (859) 475-1478


Grade Levels Offered: Preschool – High School

Veritas Christian Academy

Veritas Christian Academy formed in 2011 and is a school designed to supplement homeschool instruction. They feature programming for Junior Kindergarten – High School and meet just certain days each week depending on grade level.

At Veritas Christian Academy, we believe that each student is a gift from God, uniquely created to learn and grow in ways that glorify His name. We seek to foster an environment where students love to learn and build relationships with one another. Because of intentionality on the part of the school and because of God’s graciousness, the students, staff, and families have developed a unique and beautiful culture.

Veritas Christian Academy is a University-Model School, combining the best aspects of private and homeschooling. Veritas offers professional instruction two days a week for lower school (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and three days for upper (Tuesday-Thursday). Students continue their work under a parent’s tutelage at the home “satellite-campus” the remaining days. Because of the Lord’s blessing and the increased demand at our school, Veritas now offers an optional Wednesday program for our lower school with specialized tutoring and additional classes like art, drama, piano, strings, and guitar. After-school sporting activities including archery, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and cross country are now also available.

At a Glance

Address: 2598 Liberty Rd, Lexington, KY, 40509
Phone: (859) 490-1440

Grade Levels Offered: Junior Kindergarten – High School

Wilmore Crossing Academy

Wilmore Crossing Academy is micro school in Wilmore, KY providing a full range of classes for students in K to 12th grade. Using a tuition-based model, class sizes are limited to complement non traditional schooling, by employing discussion and experiential learning.

Rather than being a new idea, micro-schools are a reinvention of the old one-room schoolhouse concept.

Wilmore Crossing Academy provides a full range of classes for students in grades K through 12. A strong emphasis of the Academy is their elective course options. Many of the courses have a hands-on approach. As often as possible, classes are held outdoors or off-campus to provide varied experiences for their students. Students can enroll in just one or two courses, or there is an option to enroll in full-day schooling. Course offerings have included: Entrepreneurship/Business Marketing, English, Physical Science and Advanced Physical Science w/lab, Math, Geography, Cultures Club, Government, Civics Club, Mad Skills!, Art/Art History, Literature/Book Club, Spanish, and Debate Club.

Class sizes at Wilmore Crossing Academy are limited to complement non-traditional schooling. The number of students per class can range from 3 to 8, with the usual student-to-teacher ratio of about 5 to 1. Smaller classes allow for deeper learning through more discussion, less lecture and more hands-on exploration and research. Longer class periods provide a deeper focus on fewer subject areas, and online and experiential learning allow students to individualize their studies.

At a Glance

Address: 210 S Lexington Ave. Wilmore, KY 40390
Phone: (763) 438-6315

Grade Levels Offered: Kindergarten – High School

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