We opened our doors in August 2005 as a consolidated Catholic school, joining together 3 existing Lakewood parish schools: Saint Clement, Saint James, and Saint Luke. In 2010, we welcomed the newly-merged Transfiguration parish to our family when the church’s affiliated elementary school, Saint Cyril and Methodius, was faced with closing.
Our 9-acre campus is a landmark dating back to 1891, when the same grounds were established as the home of the pioneering Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine. The first Sisters journeyed from France to Cleveland in 1851 to begin healthcare and service ministries in Ohio City and found their way to Lakewood in 1891.
In essence, Lakewood has not only been our home for the last 15+ years, but for the last 100+!
When the campus became available in 2005 after the all-girls high school Saint Augustine Academy closed, we found a place to call home.
We proudly carry on the tradition and legacy of SERVICE, STRENGTH, and PERSEVERANCE modeled by the Sisters, our supporting parishes, and other partners and benefactors. Today, we educate 470 students in grades K-8, and 220 children in our Early Childhood Program.
Once Upon a Tree: The Story of LCA
During the 2019-20 school year, LCA set out to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the school in a special and unique way. Combining the talents of former Principal, Maureen Arbeznik, LCA Art Teacher, Jessica Stuver, and grandparent and friend of LCA, Anne McEvoy, a children’s book was authored and illustrated telling the story of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s bold vision for an educational ministry to serve the Lakewood community. Watch a video below about how the book came to life!
To request your own copy of Once Upon a Tree: The Story of LCA, please contact the Office of Advancement at 216-521-0559 ext. 3026.