Union Christian Academy formerly Providence Academy, is a ministry of the Commerce Center for Christian Education (CCCE). The CCCE began operation in September of 1982. Our original mission was to provide Biblical studies and religious education courses to public high school in Commerce as a "Release Time" ministry. These courses were structured as academic courses and students earned units of credit at the public school for successfully completing each course.
In1990, changes began to take place in the public education system that affected the release time ministry. So, in 1992 we chose to become a full time Christian school, offering a regular Christian school curriculum and a full program for kindergarten through high school. We became Providence Academy. Our first year enrollment was seventeen students and we met in rented space in downtown Commerce. In 1993, we moved to share space with Montgomery Heights Baptist Church. After two years at this location, we shared space for one year with the First Assembly of God in Commerce. We are very grateful to those churches for their hospitality in sharing their buildings to assist us in our educational mission. In the spring of 1998 we secured additional property at the Lakeview Drive site already owned by the Christian Education Center. We built a new classroom building with four classrooms. We were located on this small campus from 1998 until the end of the 2013 school year, knowing that this also would be a temporary location. In each step along the way we have sought the Lord`s guidance concerning this ministry. We continued to do so, knowing that when the Lord was ready, He would open a new door for a new location and for new growth. During the early months of the 2012-2013 school year the Lord began to move in bringing about that re-location. Discussions began concerning the possibility of Providence Academy becoming a part of the ministry of Union Baptist Church. While Providence was in need of sufficient facilities for the growth of the school, God had led Union Baptist Church to build a facility to house the ministries that He was leading them to have. Among those ministry plans was the development of a Christian school. After several informal meetings, an exploratory committee was formed to consider the plausibility of the merger of Providence into the ministries of the church.
That exploratory committee soon became a steering committee and Providence became a ministry of Union Baptist Church. The decision was made at that time change the name of the school to Union Christian Academy. We employ a staff of qualified teachers and utilize curriculum materials well known in the Christian education community. Our goal from the beginning has been and continues to be, to lead each student to be "transformed by the renewing of the mind," through the medium of quality Christian education. .

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 21 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,800
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
21 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Union Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
(School Shirt or Polo Shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies depending upon program. Highest is $480 monthly.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
George Crimmins
Admissions Associate
Julie Whitley


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Basketball, Intramural Flag Football, Intramural Indoor Soccer, Intramural Running

School Notes

  • K-3 through 5th grade: The K3-5 grade prograon sis designed with the neeeds of the student in mind. Through the framework of the Abeka curriculum, we present education with a Christian perspective. Each chold is met at his/her level and nurtured to their fullest potential. This is made possible with the help of a close relationshop between parents and teachers. Parental participation is key in maintaining the relationship between parent, teacher, and student.
  • 6th through 8th grade: Beginning in 6th grade, we utilize Bob Jones (BJU Press) as our main curriculum, along with additional resources. Our faculty seek to provide the educational foundation that is crucial for preparing the students for their high school eexperience as well as any post high school educational goals.
  • 9th through 12th: UCA's High School program is an avvredited program where students may earn either a College Preparatory (standard) or a Career/Technology Diploma. Twenty-six units of credit are required for graduation in each program. To better serve the students, UCA offers TWO different program options: a Hybrid Program and a Supervised Program ( ask for details). 
  • Graduates have gone on to college at such institutions as North Georgia College and State University, University of Hawaii, University of Georgia, Savannah College of Art and Design, North Georgia Technical College, Lanier Technical College, and Athens Technical College. Graduates have also gone on to serve proudly in the United States Military.
  • Early Drop-Off from 7:15 am
  • Afterschool Program (also open to the surrounding public schools)
  • Weekly Chapel Services
  • Registration Now Open

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I teach elementary grades. I enjoy teaching at UCA and challenging students to do their best to live up to their God-given potential. What I endorse about UCA is the one-on-one individual attention the students receive, combined with Christ-centered learning. A student is exposed to sound Biblical doctrine in a learning environment that encourages students to learn as much as they can. The A Beka Curriculum and the Bob Jones University Curriculum I teach is excellent. At UCA, students receive more than a basic education to help them succeed in life. If they try hard, do what is required, and have a zeal to go beyond what is required, they will have all the tools they need in life to advance. As a teacher, I believe UCA is a wonderful school! As a parent of responsible adult children, I recommend UCA for anyone looking for a good education facility for their children that teaches Christian, moral principles.
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I love working at Union Christian Academy. It has been 4 years sense we changed our name from Providence Academy to Union Christian Academy, but that is the only thing that has changed. We still have the small class size and one on one teaching style that has made us unique.
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i enjoy working at Providence Academy Christian School because I enjoy the small class sizes. I can work individually with each child to help them reach their potential. I also enjoy the good working relationship we have with other faculty members and the encouragement and help we receive from the parents.-- Rebecca Jones (K-4 and K-5)
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 21 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,800
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $10,796 for elementary schools and $11,786 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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