We are an accredited college preparatory school located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. We serve over 700 students in grades K-12. Our students come from Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and the surrounding Inland Empire communities. As of fall 2011, we have opened enrollment to international students from all over the world!UC Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian school. Parents and students are not required to be Christians to attend the school; however, they are required to be supportive of the school`s mission, philosophy, and doctrinal position. We are grateful to have many strong Christian families in our school, and we are just as welcoming of those in search of faith and spiritual growth.
A major emphasis of our academic program is to prepare students for college. UC Academy is dually accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International. Our high school courses are approved by the University of California and the California State College systems.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 593 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Med Learning Disability, IEP
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
593 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
United Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Associate
Breanna Chakerian



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Alpha Group, Band, Choral, Community Service, Drama, Speech Meets, Spelling Bee, Student Government, Worship Team, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
100 Mile Club, ASB (Associated Student Body), Mad Science, Mock Trial, STEM

School Notes

  • Please visit us at www.UCAcademy.org
  • Dually accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International
  • Our curricula meet or exceed state or national standards
  • Our students typically score in the top 30th percentile on standardized tests
  • We integrate the Christian worldview into every subject
Profile last updated: 10/14/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My three boys have all attended UCA since Kindergarten. My oldest is entering high school next year. UCA has been part of my family and we love all of it. Like all of us, it`s not perfect. Like every place, there is an opportunity for growth. But it is by far the best place to have my kids develop their minds, spirit, and heart in these formative years. My boys are great kids and I know UCA is a big reason why that`s the case. If you`re like me, imperfect with imperfect kids, UCA will accept you and love you because we all are growing and learning. I wouldn`t want to have my kids anywhere else. We thank God for UCA!
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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!!!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 593 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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