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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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,890
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1999
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 49%
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
Summer Program Cost Notes
An 8 week Summer School is provided for free to all enrolled students!
% 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, K-12 college prep school established in 1999 in the urban center of Los Angeles. NCA provides high-quality college prep instruction, spiritual discipline, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Covenant Academy cost?

New Covenant Academy's tuition is approximately $12,890 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of New Covenant Academy?

The acceptance rate of New Covenant Academy is 25%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. New Covenant Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

What sports does New Covenant Academy offer?

New Covenant Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.

What is New Covenant Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for New Covenant Academy?

The application deadline for New Covenant Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (25 reviews)
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My daughter has been attending NCA since kindergarten and she's now in 5th grade. With Christian principles, the teachers are always supported both academically and mentally, the class vibe is always positive from what she experienced so far. Love the small class of fewer than 15 students per teacher, and how everyone at school knows each other. We send our daughter to school every day with peace of mind because we trust that the staff members and teachers care about her and will help her grow not only academically but also mentally and spiritually.
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5  
My daughter loves the school and the staff. Her teachers are a great encouragement.
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5  
My daughter has been with NCA for over 8 years now. She absolutely loves the school. The teachers are dedicated with full support and love for students. Her academic program is great too.
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5  
My son went to this school from K and up. This isn't a large school, and that is the beauty of this school. Teachers and faculty members take very good care of each student. Besides the great academic programs and diverse activities, my son just loves to go to school. There is nothing greater than a kid asking "when can I go to school?" on a Saturday.
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5  
I'm currently a freshman, and I've been attending NCA since 1st grade. Through NCA's education, I am growing into a student with faith on the one hand and skills on the other. I think NCA is a special school that provides students with good education and helps the students to grow in many different kinds of ways. The IB program (PYP, MYP, DP) that NCA provides is a unique opportunity for students to exercise their critical thinking skills. It helps to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge-students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. NCA teachers have a burning passion to teach students with loving hearts. Many good friends help each other grow and learn. Lastly, the admins are very professional, and they are all very caring for every one of the students.
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5  
I'm currently a freshman, and I've been attending NCA since 1st grade. Through NCA's education, I am growing into a student with faith on the one hand and skills on the other. I think NCA is a special school that provides students with good education and helps the students to grow in many different kinds of ways. The IB program (PYP, MYP, DP) that NCA provides is a unique opportunity for students to exercise their critical thinking skills. It helps to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge-students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. NCA teachers have a burning passion to teach students with loving hearts. Many good friends help each other grow and learn. Lastly, the admins are very professional, and they are all very caring for every one of the students.
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5  
I'm currently a freshman, and I've been attending NCA since 1st grade. Through NCA's education, I am growing into a student with faith on the one hand and skills on the other. I think NCA is a special school that provides students with good education and helps the students to grow in many different kinds of ways. The IB program (PYP, MYP, DP) that NCA provides is a unique opportunity for students to exercise their critical thinking skills. It helps to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge-students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. NCA teachers have a burning passion to teach students with loving hearts. Many good friends help each other grow and learn. Lastly, the admins are very professional, and they are all very caring for every one of the students.
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5  
It balances academics and character and sets the path for proper growth under the teachings of God. The principal understands my child's tendencies better than I do and advises as he grows.
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5  
My daughter started as a TK student at NCA and is now in her second year at the school. I have never been happier with a decision. My daughter genuinely enjoys going to school every day and learning her Christian faith from everyone on the faculty and staff. Everyone is so kind and truly cares for their students as well as their families. The school and education plan for the kids is very well thought out to prepare the children for the future. I love that the classes are smaller in size so the kids get more attention and help is easier to access. Teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure the kids are where they need to be in academics. The staff at NCA is always there to help and lend a loving ear when parents need to talk, which I love. NCA is a school you can tell cares about the students and families.
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5  
My two sons have been attending NCA for six years. My sons were forced to transfer to another public school because my family suddenly moved to another region. However, after a semester, my sons had no choice but to return to NCA, where they originally attended. Although another public school they attended had the highest rating record among nearby schools, it was far behind on academic level compared to NCA. That is the biggest reason why my family made the decision that we are sending my sons to NCA again. The second reason is that it is an educational environment that not only NCA has immediately informed parents of school life for each individual in detail, but also it makes an endeavor to help children to grow appropriately in cooperation with the school and parents. I like the school staff, and I want to thank the principal and all the teachers who are dedicated to making efforts toward improvement through sufficient consultation with children or with parents at any time.
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5  
We were looking for a Christian school and NCA is the perfect school for us. All teachers and staff teach children with deep faith. Smaller classes allow more attention and support for each student. NCA's IB program is said to be a rigorous program that prepares students for college. I am very proud that my child is studying at NCA with such a great program.
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5  
NCA is a small-sized but great Christian school. My children both received a good education and both were accepted to ivy league schools. The teachers care about their students. They are also very flexible with students' needs. My children played sports and had to travel frequently out of state and abroad. The school was very accommodating.
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5  
We have been so impressed with the faculty (teachers and staff), and how much they care about the students. The academics are rigorous but there is a lot of support, and the students have really welcomed my son who transferred as a high schooler. We are so happy we chose NCA!
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5  
My 2 sons love this school. Teachers are kind and friendly also teachers are passionate about all students. Also, students are going camping twice a year(summer & fall), and all the children love the camp very much. However, it was very disappointing that there were no camps and all events in 2020 due to the pandemic. The probability of going to a good university is very high, and the IB program allows children to study in-depth and have fun.
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5  
As a teacher at NCA, I have been impressed by the level of care for students' academic, emotional, and spiritual growth. The small class sizes make it possible to give more attention to each student. NCA might be the only one of the only schools I have worked at so far that I would send my own children to.
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5  
An excellent option for a smooth transition for our child! teachers and all the staff very attentive to the needs of the children, an excellent academic help very focused on creating leaders with values and an exceptional academic level! We are very thankful to have found this amazing school !! THANKS NEW COVENANT ACADEMY !!!
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5  
I love working for New Covenant Academy. I am forever grateful that I found this gem. This place is filled with the love of Christ. The teachers are so hard-working and go above and beyond for the betterment of our students and school. NCA offers so many different types of programs for the student from academics to music, to e-sports, to athletics, etc. It is a well-rounded education available to all!
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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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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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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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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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,890
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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