Who We Are

Grounded. Authentic. Evolving.

Based in Rwanda, an African nation whose resolve has enabled it to overcome its tragic past, Legacy of Excellence Academy (LEA) is an independent, tech-integrated Christian school that delivers an accessible educational experience to local and international students in secondary grades 7-12. Founded in 2021, primarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a global phenomenon that has continued to toss brick-and-mortar schools back and forth between traditional, in-person learning and virtual learning, LEA stands on the belief that while principles should remain the same, methods can (and should) change, accordingly. While there is still some value in traditional, in-person learning, it has become a way, no longer the way. Customized for the present time and for the future, LEA offers a rich, high-quality, and multifaceted learning program that seeks to be more than just a “stop-gap-measure.” The school’s intentional design focuses on holistic growth in all of the following areas: the mind, the body, and the spirit. LEA’s Christian ethos is not meant to be exclusionary - students and families from all faith backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to join the LEA family. Instead, it serves the purpose of providing a framework for character development, as the Bible yields a compelling blueprint for how to live an ethical, morally-upstanding life. LEA's locale and unique set up make it a special place to learn - a place where the indomitable spirit of Africa meets the innovative spirit of the West.