University Christian High School

Tel: (828)855-2995
Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
University Christian High School is in partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The UCHS campus will be located next to the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University to allow the students at UCHS to use the university's athletic facilities, the cafeteria, library and science labs.
Ninth and tenth graders will take all their classes at the high school.
Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take most of their classes as college classes.
These classes are dual enrollment classes and count as both high school and college credit.
Students may graduate from high school with up to 30 hours of college credit.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 2009

Student Body

Total Students 55 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade University Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Literature & Composition, US History,
Average SAT score 1737
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared shirts with jeans or khakis)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,940
Tuition Notes 12-Month Tuition Payment Plan available from June to May.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,200
Admissions Director Jerry Willard
Admissions Associate Lori Bedder


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Debate Team, Glee Club, Improv Club, National Honor Society, Publications Club, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Student Newsletter, Yearbook Debate Team, Glee Club, Improv Club, Yearbook, National Honor Society,
Publications Club,
Science Olympiad,
Student Council,
Student Newsletter,

School Notes:

  • University Christian High School offers the students in the Hickory area the opportunity to receive a strong academic Christian education. The students in ninth and tenth grades take all of the classes that have NC End of Course tests. They will also have the opportunity to take on-line elective classes.  We offer an SAT Prep class their tenth grade year. This is designed to help them score well on their SAT tests. Sophomores will also have two AP classes. Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take any of the entry level classes offered at LR or other AP classes. The selection of classes available to Juniors and Seniors is more extensive than any other high school in the area.

Profile last updated: 05/28/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tabernacle Christian School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kinderkids At St. Luke's Umc Cdc (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kinderkids At St. Luke's Umc Cdc (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hickory
    Kinderkids At St. Luke's Umc Cdc
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K | 92 students
    1.3 miles
    52 16th Avenue Nw
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • Hickory
    Little Folks School East
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 62 students
    1.8 miles
    410 21st Street Se
    Hickory, NC 28602
  • Hickory
     St Stephen Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: KG-8 | 178 students
    2 miles
    2304 Springs Rd Ne
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • Hickory
    Mt. Olive Lutheran Child Devel
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-KG | 100 students
    2.1 miles
    2780 N Center St
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • Hickory
    Grades: PK-12 | 109 students
    2.4 miles
    1225 29th Avenue Dr Ne
    Hickory, NC 28601

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As a parent of a UCHS student, I would highly recommend this school. UCHS provides the opportunity for excellent academics in a Christian atmosphere. We feel very honored and blessed that UCHS was available for our student.
- Posted by Parent, 05/01/12

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