Laconia Christian Academy is on the move
We believe in caring for the whole student, and that means we attend to the body as well as the mind and heart. When we aim for physical health, we show gratitude for God’s masterful work in creating the human body. And, those bodies need to move! So, we don’t just give students fidget-friendly chairs. We give them extended recesses, outdoor adventures, physical education classes, skiing on the slopes, team sports, and a chance to hike in our beautiful state.
In Physical Education classes, students in grades 1 – 4 learn how to stretch properly and do a variety of core exercises. They learn the rules to popular sports, such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball, and the fundamental skills required to play them – throwing, catching, and kicking. Students in grades 5 – 8 also practice specific drills meant to develop balance, speed, agility, and overall fitness.
We have seen firsthand how team sports build community, leadership, and discipline. Win or lose, we expect our students to play with grit and integrity. LCA’s intramural and inter-scholastic team sports are open to students in grades 5 – 12 and include regular practices and games. We are a member of the New Hampshire Small Private School Athletic League (NHSPAL), and also compete periodically with teams outside this league.
Fall: Co-Ed Soccer, Girls Volleyball
Winter: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball
Spring: Co-Ed Volleyball
The Outdoor Club was formed by our Spiritual Life Director, Greg Butler, who loves the Great Outdoors, and has a passion for training up leaders in the next generation. This club’s outdoor adventures like hiking, camping, canoeing, aren’t for recreation alone, but also focus on leadership development and character-building.
We pause classroom learning, and hit the slopes! Throughout the winter months we give every student the chance to enjoy New Hampshire’s snowy peaks, and to develop or improve their own skiing abilities.
We diligently did our research and found abundant evidence that our kids need to be allowed time for unstructured physical play in nature. Beginning in the fall of 2019, our younger students will benefit from the innovative TimberNook program which “intricately weaves the therapeutic aspects of nature with its unique understanding of child development to create an outdoor program that supports every aspect of the growing child.”