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Type  Private
President  Carol Klimas
Faculty  60 full-time
Phone  +1 440-327-1175
Founded  1963
Established  1963
Principal  Michael Shaulis
Enrollment  415
Mascot  Lion
Colors  Yellow, Blue, Gold
Address  37501 Center Ridge Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039, USA
Similar  Elyria Catholic High Sch, Elyria High School, Brookside Intermedi School, North Ridgeville High Sch, Avon Lake High School

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Lake Ridge Academy (LRA) is an independent, nonsectarian day school in North Ridgeville, Ohio, United States


The school was founded in 1963 and offers co-educational classes from kindergarten through grade 12. Lake Ridge Academy is the only independent private school on the west side of Cleveland. The school facilities include 93-acres of open fields, wooded areas, a pond, a creek, tennis courts, Track and field track, playing fields. The buildings on the Lake Ridge campus include Lower, Middle, and Upper School buildings, the Bettcher Convocation Center, which houses classrooms, a stage, and an auditorium, the Community Resource Center, a building holding four foreign language classrooms, three computer labs, a video lab, a Kiva gathering place, and a K-12 library. The campus also includes a hardwood floor gymnasium, a Fine Arts Center with Lower, Middle and Upper School art studios, four acoustical vocal and instrumental music rooms, and a Black Box theater. Recently in 2016, a new structure named the Kemper Science and Engineering building was constructed.

Lake Ridge Academy is portioned into three divisions: Lower School (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12).


The school's President, Carol Klimas, had previously been employed as the Executive Vice President and Head of KeyCorp's Wealth Management Segment. She also previously worked for National Arthritis Foundation, the Red Cross, the United Way and the YMCA. Other administrators include Michael Shaulis, who serves as Head of Academics and Director of Upper School. Danielle Parrish holds the position of Director of Middle School, while Katherine Hatcher fulfills the role of Director of Lower School.

Recent events

In the fall of 2009, the Lake Ridge Women's Soccer team won their first ever district title, narrowly defeating Firelands by a score of 1-0.

In April 2008, the Lake Ridge Robotics Team won the LEGO Grand Challenge sponsored by Case Western Reserve University. Of the 22 teams from schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania, 2 of the 3 Lake Ridge teams placed in the top 50%, including the winning team. This was the first time Lake Ridge has ever won the LEGO Robotics Challenge.

Lake Ridge annually participates in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education's Mock Trial competition, and took first place in the state of Ohio in the 2008 competition. The team moved on to the national competition, held in Wilmington, Delaware, and were ranked 13th in the nation.'

On October 25, 2008, the boys' Soccer Program won their second consecutive District Championship and earned a spot in the state's regional semifinals. They ended the season with their best record to date, 15-3-2, surpassing the 2007 record of 15-5. Both the 2007 and 2008 regional semifinals games were lost to St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

In 2010 Lake Ridge Academy launched the School of Fine Arts.

Notable alumni

- Briefly attended by Brian K. Vaughan, comic book writer.

- Eyad Zhara graduated in 2001 - Director of the 2008 feature film The Taqwacore (film), based on Michael Muhammad Knight's book The Taqwacores.


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