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Leake Academy has been preparing young minds for college for over 40 years.  With the combination of a challenging curriculum and fantastic teachers, Leake Academy is a great place to prepare your child for success.  Small class sizes allow each child to be given adequate attention;  your child is  not just another face in the crowd.

Accredited with Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Leake Academy has an average enrollment of between 500 and 600 students in grades kindergarten through 12.   The campus is located in Madden, Mississippi, and draws students from three counties.

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Leake Academy isdedicated to teaching each child the Biblical principle that he/she is created for a purpose. The purpose is to succeed in mind, body, and spirit through discipline and hard work. From each parent to alumni, everyone associated with Leake has come to expect success and results. 

Safe learning environment with low pupil-teacher ratio

Full college-prep curriculum

Elementary and high school computer labs

Over 90% of graduates continue their education at college level

Graduates receive scholarships in academics and athletics

Active parent-teacher organization

Independently owned bus system operates from several locations

For more information, call 601-267-4461 or visit



Brian Pickens is headmaster of the largest private school in the county, Leake Academy.



Carthage Christian Academy

401 Roberts Drive

Carthage, MS 39051


The mission of Carthage Christian Academy and Accelerated Christian Education is to reach the world for Christ, one child at a time, by providing Biblically based individualized materials and services.  The ACE curriculum and Carthage Christian Academy combine the traditional one-room school with completely individualized, diagnostically prescribed curriculum, enhanced with computer technology.    Census includes about 46 day students and 77 home students with a staff of 9.   The graduating class annually is 16 students. 


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