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Umana Academy of Fine Arts

Private | PK-6 | 60 students

Our school is best known for our Christian Academic Fine Art Education."
 
 

 

Living in Ladera Ranch

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $435,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,070.

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Posted June 10, 2013

This is a disgruntled contractor who did not complete the job properly. Many electrical items do not work at new facility. A complaint is being filed with the contractors state licensing board.


Posted March 4, 2013

My daughter attended Uma a Academy from 3rd grade through 8th grade and she is now getting a 4.14 at a private Christian school in our area. In addition, she was just nominated to serve as a National Scholar from California at the National Young Leaders Conference. I attribute her success in part to Uma a Academy who not only prepared her well, but let her grow as an individual and as the leader she has become. I also have a 6th grade daughter in the program.
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Posted November 18, 2011

Yes, beware, we had great hopes for our first time at umana , but it was very stressful and not a good fit for my daughter, we withdrew after the 3rd month , and were locked in the contract to pay for the full year, you must be a very capable parent at homeschooling and be prepared for a fast moving agenda in the classroom. Not a happy environment . A little decieving on the outward appearance . good luck!!!
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Posted October 18, 2011

Umana Academy is a great school!! My daughter loves everything about the school. Umana is a true gift from God.
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Posted April 19, 2011

My kids went to Umana for pre-school and pre-K before moving on to the local public school. They were so well prepared for kindergarten! Umana has wonderfully caring teachers and their emphasis on the arts makes school both fun and enriching for the kids.
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Posted November 2, 2010

Beware. I was very disappointed once I signed up and then realized I couldn't get out without losing a lot of money.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Maureen Umana Boatman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Co-Op Homeschool Program
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Music
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • varies
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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Dress Code
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Umaña Academy is a licensed Preschool, Traditional Kindergarten and Elementary Homeschool Program. Umaña offers several community seminars throughout the year on a variety of different topics that benefit children and their families. License #: 304370823
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
30
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
40

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$2000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Saddleback Valley Christian School
Calvary Chapel Christian
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27525 Puerta Real, Ste. 900, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Ladera Ranch, CA 92692
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Phone: (949) 900-6500

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