Step Up for Students in Clearwater FL

Are you looking for a school partnering with Step Up For Students in Clearwater, FL? At Lakeside Christian School, we are proud to bring the possibility of a private school education to children in Pinellas County. When you send your child to LCS on a Step Up Scholarship, it paves the way to his or her success. We treat every child and teen like the unique and gifted person you know they are.

A Clearwater Private School Shouldn’t Be a Luxury

At LCS, we believe a private school education should be open to all children. This is why we’re proud to be a “Step Up” participating school. The Step Up program is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to school-aged children. There are four different scholarships here in the beautiful Sunshine State:

  1. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for lower-income families
  2. The Gardiner Scholarship for special needs students
  3. The Hope Scholarship for public school students who have been victims of violence or bullying
  4. The Reading Scholarship Accounts for public school third through fifth graders who currently struggle with learning to read


If any of these categories apply to your child, check out the Step Up website and feel free to call us with any questions about LCS specifically.

A Christian School That Welcomes All

As our name suggests, LCS is a Christian school that seeks to bring glory to God. Our skilled and nurturing teachers do so by promoting academic excellence and instilling a sound moral compass within all of their students.

From an academic standpoint, our mission is to improve measurable academic outcomes for all of our valued students. We utilize a multifaceted approach that integrates cutting-edge technologies, the finest educational materials, and proven research-based practices.

From a community standpoint, we strive to help raise children and teens to be the best versions of themselves. We instill ideals such as kindness and giving back to the community. We have a stern anti-bullying policy and encourage each child to treat one another with the love that God has for us. That said, you don’t have to identify as a Christian to join the LCS family. We welcome all beliefs and walks of life with open arms.

The Best Way To Decide is To Schedule a Tour

The only way to truly find out whether Lakeside Christian School is right for your child is to come pay us a visit!

We offer 1-on-1 tours for each family during a real school day. The best way to see if LCS is a good fit is to dive right in and check out our community.

For questions or to schedule a tour, please give us a call at (727) 239-7808 or fill out this form.

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Are you ready to join the Lakeside Christian School community? Contact us, and schedule a tour today.

Parents of Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan:

Lakeside Christian School does not offer specialized programs or employ dedicated staff for students with IEPs for cognitive learning disabilities in grades K-12. While we do admit a limited number of new students each year with an IEP, we require parents to provide prior academic records demonstrating their student’s proficiency at grade level in a comparable mainstream school environment. Please be aware that Lakeside Christian School does not admit students with IEPs for behavioral or emotional disorders.

If your student has an IEP, we kindly request a review of their previous academic records prior to scheduling a tour. You can send the current records for review to Additionally, include a cover letter with relevant background information.


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