In 1974, Lake Region Christian School was founded by Pastor Richard Paige and the First Baptist Church congregation. LRCS was located on Sixth and Juniper Streets in Brainerd, Minnesota. LRCS began as an Accelerated Christian School (ACE), and during the first year, thirty students were enrolled in Kindergarten through eleventh grade. The teaching staff included three full-time teachers and three to four part-time staff members.
In the winter months of 1977-1978, the church and school moved to its present location at the intersection of highways 210 and 371 in Baxter, Minnesota. The teachers at LRCS began incorporating some traditional Bible, English, and math mini-classes into the curriculum in 1979-1980. Work also began on a new soccer field. During the 1983-1984 school year, LRCS dispensed with the ACE learning program and went to a traditional classroom setting. After experiencing much growth, the church voted to expand the building in 1997-1998. Included in the expansion, were high school and middle school classrooms, offices, a music room, a library, and a gymnasium. In 2006-2007, the middle school program was introduced, and fifth through eighth grade students had their own classes, teachers, chapels, and lunch times. In 2007 the upstairs was completed to give us an additional 10,000 square feet of classroom space.
Since the beginning, Lake Region Christian School has offered a full and varied educational program with the highest quality training in a distinctly Christian environment. Quality programs are available to the students in academics, music, athletics, drama, and other elective and extra-curricular activities. Throughout the years, LRCS has been known in Minnesota and the upper Midwest for its excellence in education.