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Loma Linda Academy

Private | K-12 | 1242 students

 
 

 
 

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Posted September 28, 2012

LLA is a great school i have gone to tht school since 2006 and still going there now. It ia a great honor to go there,being a christian school and all. I love LLA. It is the greatest thing tht has happened in my life. I love it! GO ROADRUNNERS!!


Posted September 20, 2012

LLA is the top private school in the area. The standardized test scores are much higher than the local public schools, and its relatively small size contributes to an excellent learning environment where students, parents and teachers get to know each other well. For students at LLA, college is just the logical "next step," so the school not only prepares students for college but instills in them the motivation to advance their education beyond high school. The close proximity to Loma Linda University also lends resources that are not available to other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

We sent our older children to Loma Linda Academy since 1999. The school leadership at that time is much better than it is now. The new administration at the high school lacks presence, both principal and the vice principal. Many of the excellent teachers they once had have left, retired or passed away from an illness. The quality of the teachers has declined over the years. LLA is also hiring part time faculty as well. Your child can still get a decent education there, but they only offer honors classes and not AP Courses. As a parent you will only be heard if you are Dr. or Dr. otherwise they lend you a patronizing ear. Several years ago I would say LLA was the best around. Now it's just OK. You can get an education, have a safe environment ,get ready for college, go to classes in a new building, and pay high tuition, but you may not necessarily get "the best" education like the school offered years ago. The tutition you pay goes to a lot of overhead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

I agree with the writer of Aug 10, 11. I too have been trying to find out how the academy compares to other schools in the area and what standardized testing is taken, and the results of that testing. I have had no success, no answers. Overall, there are many positive aspects of the school. Safety for one, as a parent I feel the teachers are very prepared. My son loves his school which is a real plus. I wish there was formal tutoring available as part of the after school program. Overall above average...... I think........ but would love to see it in writing. Where are the standardized testing scores?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

My child has been attending LLA since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. I have not been able to obtain adequate answers as to the type of standardized testing students take and how the school compares to some of the best performing public/private schools in the local area. LLA does not do a great job in alleviating this concern amongst parents who raise it. This information is not readily available. Given the high tuition, this is a sacrifice for many. Greater availability/awareness of LLA academic indicators as compared to better performing pubiic and private school would help. Also, lunch and numerous other school incidentals are overpriced. I do like the spiritual aspects of the curriculum, but I need more openness about the different student/school performance indicators across grades given class sizes avarage 28-33 students per class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

This is really an excellent school. Students accelerate quickly and honors classes move at a faster pace than in public schools. A majority of high school students all participate in some kind of leadership/service extra curricular (class office, music leader, sports). High school has a range of opportunities: Honors programs in math, english, and science. College courses, variety of clubs (Glee, humanitarian, poetry, etc.) Renowned music programs: Symphonic band and choir tours cross-country and internationally. Past tours include Boston, New York, Germany, New Zealand. This summer the band is touring Paris, France. 99.9% of students graduate and go into four-year college. Students develop close relationships with their class and teachers. The environment is family like. Many kids stay after school to talk/pray with teachers and/or group study sessions. Teachers pay great individual attention to students. High school students also take trips to Bible Camp, Student Association Picnic, Leadership Camp, Beach Vespers, seniors go on Havasu Trip. Many high school students have GPA average of 3.5-3.9 while the top have 4.3. Beautiful new campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

It is an awesome school with mostly friendly teachers and a great Christian education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

excellent education, many extracurricular activities, outstanding music program and good athletic program. very good positive Christian atmosphere. a bit expensive, but worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

My child has been attending LLA since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. I have not been able to obtain adequate answers as to the type of standardized testing students take and how the school compares to some of the best performing public/private schools in the local area. LLA does not do a great job in alleviating this concern amongst parents who raise it. This information is not readily available. Given the high tuition, this is a sacrifice for many. Greater availability/awareness of LLA academic indicators as compared to better performing pubiic and private school would help. Also, lunch and numerous other school incidentals are overpriced. I do like the spiritual aspects of the curriculum, but I need more openness about the different student/school performance indicators across grades given class sizes avarage 28-33 students per class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

Loma Linda Academy is the best school n the area. My 2 children are attending there, and the school has a great structure. Loma Linda Academy has excellent teachers, materials, library, art classes, music teachers, sports, good values, and everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

The extracurricular activities are great. The Junior High just won the first place in a competition on knots Very Farm against the high schools of the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Excellent school! It is a triad parents, teachers, and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

Loma LInda Academy is a great school, the teachers there are great people and they all love the children. I went to Loma LInda for all of my years in school and loved it. My two children love it there and I love it too, because there are so many opportunities for the parents to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

I agree that LLA is a wonderful school. Although tuition is costly, the education is well worth it and every alumni i've know since 6th grade (now in sr c/o 09) has said that they are ahead in most of their college classes. Yes, most teachers demand alot from their students, but in the end, it is all worth it. Along with great education, there are no worries of violence occuring because there is 0 tolerance for it. Also, great events are planned bythe ASB officers, whom are great and very efficient. Some commodities, however,are a little overpriced, such as lunch from the cafeteria, but there is always the option of going off campus for lunch. The LLA Athletics department is exceptional, as well as the Music departments. The Roadrunners have a great sports reputation and the music department is nearly world-renowned under the care of one of the greatest music
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2007

The extracurricular activities are limited at Loma Linda Academy. Many of the surrounding public schools have more enrichment opportunities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2006

I went to LLA for my last two years of high school, and the time I spent there was invaluable to me. Thanks to the great training I received there, I was able to get into UCLA! Best of all, LLA equipped me with a real sense of purpose and values! There are spiritual battles to be fought out there in the 'real world,' and thanks to LLA, I have the solid background and the spiritual strength to face the battles! I will always be grateful for the top-of-the-line scholastic training I received and the solid-Rock evangelical Christian principles that were instilled in me during my years at LLA!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 3, 2005

I am completely satisfied with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

They provide the good quality programs for the students. There are not many programs for the elementary students. Parents are very much involved in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Great school. But if you are busy, it is not good idea to send your kids to this school. Some parents are heavily involved in school activites. That makes your kids feel left out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

I went to this school as a kid and its a really good school with a christian environment and advanced learning.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 25% 26%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Black 9% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation La Sierra University
Loma Linda University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Electrical
  • Engineering

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Drill team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 4:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Doug Herrmann
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • sguptill@lla.org
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Seventh-day adventist
Associations
  • GCSDAC
Fax number
  • (909) 478-6829

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Drill team
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Loma Linda Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian college preparatory, K-12 school that began in 1906. We continue to promote eternal principles and intelligent choices.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
1318

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$5000 - $9000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
La Sierra University
Loma Linda University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 98%
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10656 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Phone: (909) 796-0161

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