At Amerigo Lexington, students thrive as they pursue academic excellence in one of the most picturesque cities in America. With opportunities for students in grades 7-8 at Amerigo Lexington Middle School and for students in grades 9-12 at Amerigo Lexington High School, students can take advantage of robust academics and extracurricular opportunities as they prepare for success at the university level and beyond.
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