Upland Christian Academy

10900 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-0917
Tel: (909)758-8747
Grades: K-12 | 443 students
Upland Christian Academy is an accredited, college preparatory school located in Rancho Cucamonga.  We serve over 500 students in grades K-12.  Our mission is "to educate students by integrating academic excellence with a Christian worldview, equipping them to impact their world for Christ." UC Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian school.  Parents and students are not required to be Christians to attend the school; however, they must be supportive of the school's mission, philosophy, and doctrinal position.
A major emphasis of our academic program is to prepare students for college.  UC Academy is accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  Our high school courses are approved by the University of California and the California State College systems.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Med Learning Disability, IEP
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 443 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Upland Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses American Government, Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature, Psychology, Studio Art 2D,
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Elementary & Junior High - Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Admissions Director Lori Cutting
Admissions Associate Debbie Acheson


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alpha Group, Band, Choral, Community Service, Drama, Drum Line, Geography Bee, Junior State of America, Key Club, Leadership Team, Praise Band, Speech Meets, Spelling Bee, Student Government, Video Announcements Club, Worship Team, Yearbook Alpha Group, Band, Choral, Drama, Drum Line, Geography Bee, Key Club, Praise Band, Speech Meets, Spelling Bee, Worship Team, Yearbook, Community Service,
Junior State of America,
Leadership Team,
Student Government,
Video Announcements Club,

School Notes:

  • Please visit us at www.uplandchristianacademy.org
  • Fully accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Our curricula meet or exceed state or national standards
  • Our students typically score in the top 30th pencentile on standardized tests
  • We integrate the Christian worldview into every subject
  • Member of ACSI

Profile last updated: 11/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Rancho Christian Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rancho Christian Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rancho Cucamonga KinderCare (0.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Grades: 1-11 | 46 students
    0.7 miles
    10700 Town Center Drive
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Rancho Cucamonga KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 24 students
    0.9 miles
    10191 Foothill Blvd.
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Grades: 1-12 | 91 students
    1.1 miles
    9229 Utica Ave ste 130
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Solid Foundation Christian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: KG-12 | 119 students
    1.3 miles
    10650 Harmony Dr
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Operation New Hope High School
    Vocational/Technical School
    Grades: 11-12 | 39 students
    1.4 miles
    8520 Archibald Ave. Bldg. #20
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

School Reviews

I was a student at Upland Christian from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and I can truly say that God has used this school to help shape me and mold me into the person I am today. The classes challenged me academically and really prepared me to succeed in college. The teachers were instrumental in teaching me that there is so much more to education than just sitting through lectures in a classroom... They showed me that, in the "real world," wisdom and discernment are just as important as knowledge. In addition to the high standards in academics, Upland Christian offered so many extracurricular opportunities! I was involved in activities such as: choir, a vocal jazz ensemble, the worship team and chapel planning, missions trips, high school student orientation activities (Alpha program), varsity volleyball, drama and musical theater productions, honors and AP classes, etc. My teachers were always gracious and accommodating to my busy schedule! They taught me so much about responsibility and time management throughout the process. The teachers and staff truly care for their students so much, which is one of the most amazing and distinguishing elements of this school! They invested so deeply into my life... I wouldn''t trade my experience at Upland Christian for the world!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 06/20/14

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