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Operational Authority

The members of GBC Lanham established LCS in the spring of 1977, with the conviction that Christian students have the right to education in a thoroughly Christian environment rather than be compelled to study in the secular humanistic environment of public schools. Thus LCS functions as a teaching ministry of GBC Lanham, designed to provide high quality education from a biblical perspective for the Christian community of Lanham and neighboring areas. This school year of 2016-2017 will mark the 40th year of the ministry of LCS.

LCS has been granted approval by the State of Maryland to operate as a private school for kindergarten through the twelfth grades. From its foundation, LCS was granted the right to operate as a Church Exempt Educational Institution. Since the 2010-2011 school year, LCS has been fully approved by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Board of Certification and Accreditation. Currently, LCS is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as both a Fully Approved and a Church Exempt Educational Institution.