Legacy Academy was formed out of a desire for something more for our children. A group of parents and grandparents approached Neil Franks who was the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Branson at the possibility of the church starting a school to provide a Christ centered, faith based school. Over the next several months, there were numerous conversations, prayers, and giant leaps of faith that led us to our humble beginning of six Kindergarten Students.
As the years have gone by we have grown our school to be a Kindergarten through sixth grade and have expanded to twelve preschool classrooms. We quickly have grown over the years and currently have 87 grade level students and 120 preschool students. Space was becoming limited at First Baptist Branson so we searched for a new location. God faithfully provided the space needed for our growing school and Legacy Academy moved to a new campus in February of 2022. The Legacy Board of Education is committed to the continued expansion of Legacy Academy through grade 12. Looking toward the future, our current sixth-grade class will graduate in May 2029 and will include three students from our kindergarten class of 2016-17
Future Vision for Legacy
At Legacy our goal over the next decade is to become a trusted leader in Classical Christian Education, by being a premier program in the Ozarks and a pillar of the Branson Community. Legacy Academy is dedicated to the Classical Christian model and is actively engaged in the Classical Christian community and is working to provide support for other Classical Christian Schools.
It is Legacy's goal to be the hub of a vibrant Christian community for families that are fully engaged in the Classical Christian Education model. Our desire is for Legacy families to be comprised of parents who understand the interwoven relationship between discipleship and education as it relates to their children and are willing to make sacrifices to ensure it is accomplished, whether it be financially or of their time. The student body will be characterized as being joyful, possessing a love of learning, and accepting of challenges both academically and in life. These young men and women will graduate as lifelong learners with a deep devotion to Jesus, and possess the ability to think critically and communicate clearly the Truth, Goodness and Beauty of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The school will operate on its completed campus, proving a safe and secure environment that is ideal for learning. The school's programs will include successful athletic and performing arts programs, with successful being defined as competitive and provided with excellence.
Legacy Academy will be the choice employer for educators that are committed to the Classical Christian Educational model. The faculty and staff will be composed of education professionals, that are committed to partnering with Legacy families for the discipleship, education, and development of their children.