UCA is a Great Place to Grow UCA is a private co-educational Christian Academy operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
UCA is committed to students who already have or are willing to experience a personal relationship with God and live a Christian lifestyle.
UCA is a place where Christ is uplifted. Classes and activities build your physical faculties and spiritual walk.
Explore UCA with a serving heart and inquiring mind. You will experience Christ working in and through your life in ways youve never dreamed possible. Come and experience the power of God. UCA Student.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 245 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,847
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Upper Columbia Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
245 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Upper Columbia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
Average SAT score

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Shelley Bacon

School Notes

  • Is Upper Columbia Academy for YOU Read on to find out. Call 509-245-6400 to make an appointment to visit. Watch videos online at www.ucaa.org/live of music performances, special programs, gymnastics home shows, talent shows, and other special events to see if this would be a good fit for you.
  • Upper Columbia Academy is a family of curious learners who believe that true education addresses the potential of a whole person in a balanced development of the physical, mental, spiritual and social dimensions. While we value the rigorous pursuit of knowledge, our main objective is to help students develop a solid Christian character, to realize their individual worth as children of God, embrace Christian values, and to learn to make principled choices. This goal is best reached in a context of responsible freedom and redemptive discipline. The curriculum reflects the world view and the values revealed in scripture. Students are educated to embrace service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the needs of people in the home and society, and to become active members in the church. Young people are encouraged to accept Jesus Christ as Creator, Savior, Lord and coming King, and to commit their lives to Him.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 245 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,847
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Spokane County, WA is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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