Preschool through 8th Grade

1969 - The members of Lutheran Chuch of the Cross founded the LCC Day School Preschool. The preschool thrived during the 70's and 80's and the need to grow our school beyond preschool became evident.

1993 - Under the leadership of the Head of School, along with many dedicated church members and school families, our elementary school was born.

1997 - The school soon outgrew its facilities on the church campus and, in February 1997, the school purchased approximately three acres of land across Chancellor Street. Construction began and, in August 1997, the new Lutheran Church of the Cross Day School (LCCDS) Lazzara Elementary Campus, opened. The elementary school building is approximately 14,000 square feet and houses 12 classrooms.

1999 - Two years later, the administration center, media center, art and music suites and multi-purpose room were constructed to accomodate our growing student population and curriculum. This added 6,500 square feet to the facility. As our school population grew, the demand for a middle school grew.

2001 - In March 2001, Shore Acres Shopping Center LLC, which is wholly owned by the school, purchased the retail space adjacent to the school. This allowed for present and future growth of the school.

2002 - In August 2002, the LCC Day School Middle School opened in a 1,600 square foot building adjacent to the elementary campus.

2004 - In 2004, a 700 square foot drama suite was added, and the one acre playground and athletic field was reconfigured.

2005 - With middle school well under way, an additional, state-of-the-art middle school building opened for classes in April 2005. This 7,000 square foot two story building contains two classrooms, technology and science labs, administration offices, and a physical education office/teacher workroom. The building adjacent to the school was remodeled for math and Spanish classrooms.

2006 - In September 2006, the Strategic Planning Committee was formed to develop a Master Plan for the church and school facilities.

2008 - In April 2008, the James Group was called in to interview forty church families and forty school families to determine the feasibility of the Master Plan. Over the next several years, committees met, architects were hired, contractors chosen and a capital campaign was begun.

2013 - In early 2013, the math and Spanish building, along with the center housing the drama suite, was razed to begin construction of the new Life Center. In November 2013, the Life Center with 6 additional classrooms, gymnasium, locker rooms, and full-service kitchen was opened. Work then began on Chancellor Street to create a crosswalk that would visually connect the entire campus, uniting the two sections into one school and church.
 

With the future in mind, LCCDS is currently in the process of evaluating the Master Plan for the preschool, elementary, and middle school in conjunction with the church. Our reputation for excellence in education continues to be matched by our facilities.