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New Covenant Academy is a K-12 college prep school located in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles.
Since 1999, NCA has been providing high quality Christian education to its students.
Our motto, "Educate, Enable, and Equip the Christian Leaders of Tomorrow" captures the vision and mission of NCA. NCA is WASC accredited (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and is a member school of CAPSO (California Association of Private School Organizations) and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
NCA offers the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program to 11th and 12th graders.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,890
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1999
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
An 8 week Summer School is provided for free to all enrolled students!

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
New Covenant Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Statistics, US Government & Politics, US History
Average SAT score
1390
Average ACT score
33
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies according to grade level; Financial Aid and Scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Kara Kim-Song

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Arts & Crafts, Book Club, Chess & Gaming, Creative Writing, Current Events, Honor Council, HS ASB, Math Club, Model UN, MS ASB, Praise Team, Prayer Club, Public Speaking, Robotics, Spelling Bee, STEM Club, Student Life Film Crew, Work-Out Club, Yearbook & Photography

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Music, Choir, Handbell Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Dance

School Notes

  • New Covenant Academy is a private, non-profit, college prep school established in 1999 in the urban center of Los Angeles. NCA provides high quality college prep instruction, spiritual guidance, mentoring support, and family-strengthening counseling programs. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, religion, or income.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
When I first look for a school for my son, I want to make sure it is a good school, provide good education and environment for my son. NCA has met all the above and beyond. NCA is a really good school. My son first started NCA when he was in 6th grade. This is his third years with NCA. Now he is in 8th grade. The last year of middle school. He has been loving the school since. He will be starting high school 9th grade this coming August. NCA is a Christian private school. It has an excellent college prep program. Each year graduate able to get accepted to fine colleges with good grades and high SAT scores. All the teachers, administrative, and staffs show great care to my son and all the students. It makes them feel like they are part of the NCA family. During the pandemic, NCA provides excellent online programs to help the students. Students are continuing to learn with the best education. I trust NCA will continue to provide good education and environment for my son to learn.
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5  
Best Christian private school!!. Loving and caring environment and admins and all staff are there to help out my son not only for the academic success but also for his physical and mental growth. Our family appreciates school and staff all the time. Love NCA.
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5  
NCA is like a hidden gem in the middle of Korea town. There are very few children in the class, and each kid gets quite a bit of attention from the teacher. The school is well-equipped technologically, and they have handled the pandemic very well. For a full semester our daughter attended classes via Zoom and now the school is open to in-person classes as well. We are very happy and thankful to the teachers for doing such a great job during these unprecedented times.
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5  
Our daughter graduated from NCA and was accepted by a number of top colleges and universities—she eventually chose Princeton University. NCA's IB Program is a rigorous program that prepared her for college and beyond. When she was in the IB Program, she had to consistently and constantly read books and articles, and complete many demanding assignments. I heard from her that she wasn't just restating facts but analyzing data and arguments, researching primary documents and published articles, synthesizing data and information, and making a case for her hypothesis or position. Wow. I was blown away by what she was doing. It was clearly a notch or two above typical AP work that her friends were doing in other schools. I also appreciated NCA's teachers, who took the time to teach and guide my daughter (and other students) so kindly and patiently. They really made a huge difference. From Dr. Song, the Head of School, to all the teachers, I can't thank them enough. I'm proud of NCA for adopting and using an online platform to teach its students. For more than a decade, NCA has been using a digital curriculum, online lectures, and a learning management system for teaching and testing. I must admit, I was skeptical about the whole thing at first. But, in addition to face-to-face interaction with teachers and her classmates, my daughter was able to study at her own pace and set her own schedule. Whenever she had questions, she was able to collaborate with her friends and even contact teachers. It was truly amazing. How can a small Christian school be so effective, I wondered? Well, that's because NCA is all about its students. They invested so much into adopting the digital curriculum and online learning system for the students. All school activities—such as schoolwide camps, Thanksgiving feasts,.--are all for the students. Every event and activity purposefully creates a special bond between and among teachers and students. This kind of interaction, in addition to chapels and Bible studies, makes NCA a great Christian school. Lastly, my daughter loved going to school. She looked forward to going back to school after each break. That's how much she enjoyed and loved her school life at NCA. I'm so thankful that we made the right choice to have our daughter attend NCA. She not only got a great education, but she truly became a wonderful person. So, I highly recommend NCA to all parents. I had the joy of watching my daughter blossom at NCA, and I think your child will also love the NCA experience.
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5  
Thank you, NCA! We have been a part of your family for four years.Thank you for giving him a great education.As we move on, we will keep the school in our prayers.
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5  
We researched a bunch of schools in our neighborhood and decided to send our child to NCA and couldn't be more pleased. The teachers are amazing and our daughter loves going to school each day. It is great academically and the school arranges social events throughout the year. It also teaches core values to the kids. Highly recommend the school.
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5  
I've had two of my children attend NCA and graduate. Teachers are skilled, caring, and effective. Administration is incredibly supportive of students and families. NCA is a solid Christian school, highly academic, and adding more extracurricular activities each year. The school just keeps on getting better each year. The tuition is one of the lowest in the city, but the achievement scores are one of the best in the state/nation! Wow. I really appreciated its founders, Dr. and Mrs. Song, for creating a school like this. I highly recommend NCA to all parents looking for the very best for their child(ren).
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5  
We are looking for Christian school in LA for few months for my son's elementary school. We are deeply thankful to find NCA . My son loves school. All teachers are great and dedicated to students. NCA is small school so it feels like family. NCA is best school if you want your child to be Christian leader. We love this school and we also want to send our daughter next year.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,890
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles, CA is $15,544 for elementary schools and $22,219 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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