Designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for academic achievement, Amerigo Lexington offers students exciting opportunities to receive real-world experience in a variety of disciplines. Through the Exemplar Scholar program, students have access to accelerated math and science courses and exposure to invaluable career mentorships. The four-year Air+Space Academy—one of America’s leading Aeronautic and Aerospace-based educational programs—incorporates intensive classroom learning with hands-on flight training, camps, and competitions. With an elite Fine Arts department, competitive athletics, and a service-focused foundation, Lexington Catholic prepares a student’s mind, spirit, and body for success in a challenging global community.
Living in Lexington
Steeped in history and teeming with cultural opportunities, Lexington is a quaint southern jewel and one of America's oldest cities.
The Lexington metro area features a thriving college town and is home to major operations for top companies like Amazon, GE, Lockheed-Martin, Lexmark International and Toyota. This quaint southern jewel is one of America’s oldest cities, has a thriving arts community, and is host to a growing international community speaking more than 154 languages.
While you're here, take in a thoroughbred horse race, tour the historic homes and battlegrounds from America’s history, enjoy live Bluegrass music, or experience true Southern Hospitality at a landmark restaurant. In Lexington, natural sprawling beauty mixes with bustling modern cityscapes to create a rare and enriching experience.
By the Numbers
- City founded in 1775
- Population of 314,000
- More than 100 city parks
- 16 area colleges and universities
- 300% increase in international community over 10 years
- More than 154 languages spoken
Local Points of Interest
- Mary Todd Lincoln House
- Rupp Arena (largest basketball arena in the US)
- Kentucky Horse Park
- Historic sites, structures and museums
- Thriving arts community with professional orchestra, opera, theaters and two ballet companies
As an international student I understand how challenging it can be to come to a new country to study, but Lexington Catholic has been like a big family to me and I have been warmly welcomed into this community.
— Haoyu, Grade 11, China