Living Word Academy
A Description of Living Word Academy
Our educational facility is situated on 16 acres of property consisting of two academic buildings and the Living Word Family Worship Center, where we hold our Church services. The larger academic building is used primarily by grades pre-K through six, while the second one is geared more for high school needs. We have 12 classrooms in the larger building and eight in the smaller one. The high school building is connected to the Family Worship Center and has been completely remodeled with clean, modern, and spacious rooms in order to create an environment that enhances learning.
The high school building houses a full photography lab, capable of processing all black and white and color printing, slides, and negative work for the purpose of teaching photography.
For the Consumer Automotives course, there is a mechanics shop equipped to handle all kinds of small engine repairs and minor automotive repairs.
A volunteer-staffed kitchen provides delicious hot lunches for the students and staff. The cafeteria holds 100 students.
Chapel is held each morning for grades K-12. Grades seven through 12 meet in one location and grades K-6 in another.
In the audio/visual department, we have various TVs, computers, laptops, LCD projectors and document cameras. We also have overhead projectors, VCR's, DVD players, a filmstrip projector, a slide projector, and an opaque projector. There is a computer lab in the high school as well as 10 monitored computers in the library.
The LWA libraries contain more than 6000 titles. Their reference departments are being continually updated. The libraries include an exceptionally large selection of biographies for elementary level reading, and a large selection of autobiographies and biographies for high school students.
Athletic facilities include a gymnasium, athletic fields for varsity sports and elementary youth programs, locker rooms, and various gymnastic equipment. The gym also has a large stage that can be turned into a theater for Academy drama productions and music recitals. Related summer programs at Living Word Camp, near Parish, N.Y., offer a fine supplement to LWA’s athletic programs. Swimming, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and lifesaving programs are taught each season. The students also play softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball at the camp.
The science department specializes in 'hands on' learning. We have medical-quality microscopes, many measuring devices (spectroscopes, spectrometers, etc.), balances, tools, and a good chemical closet. We have an unusually large collection of specimens ranging from protozoans to vertebrates. Usually there are a number of living specimens as well, especially those found locally. Aquariums also double as breeding tanks for various algae, protozoa, etc.
In the typing courses, each student has his/her own computer.