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Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 650
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5520 University Boulevard West
Jacksonville, FL 32216

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(904) 737-6330
(904) 737-3359
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November 09, 2013
Words will never be able to describe the gift that UCS has given my son. The teachers, coaches and administration not only care for their students success academically but for the success of their social wellbeing. We will leave with a more confident, caring, healthy, and intelligent young man all because UCS refused to never give up on him! What a testament to their mission of truth, tradition and transformation. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
This is the best school I have ever gone to in my entire life. I'm new here, but the first day I walked in, I could feel the love. They welcomed me with open arms and taught me all about Christ. I'm a better person because of UC and its teachers.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
My school maked me feel welcome when I came here last year ,I also love working with iPads .

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
My school is great at making you feel welcome, they have an amazing 8th grade class!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
My school is awesome because we have a great student council and the guidance counselor rocks. The iPads are a really cool advancement to our school. They are a great learning source. Their teachers are friendly and care about each students need.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
I'm a seventh grader and I have been here since first grade. I've learned a lot about Christ and I chose to follow Him here.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
This school is a great place for both school and sport lovers. It also has great staff and teachers, eager to help the student. We also use technology to our advantage as we use iPads to read, write, and just have fun. The school offers from pre-k to 12th grade with a variety of events and exciting fundraisers. University also offers a variety of sports such as football, soccer, cheer, baseball, and more along with excellent coaches.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
I just wanted to add to this page that University Christian has proven to be the leading school in technology and the iPads have made a huge difference in the way learning is done! We are thankful for this and excited to see the advancement this will have on the kids education! Way to go UC!!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2012
I second the dismal rating because of the (non) public response this allegedly CHRISTIAN school had to one of its students publishing political rants about his fellow citizens. Ignorant rants have repercussions in real life - but not at this "Christian" school? Ask why.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I am currently a student at University Christian School, and have attended for four years. University Christian provides a solid foundation and saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and a family setting. If you, as a student, are willing to develope a strong relationship with faculty, instead of dodging the rules, your experience at UC would be so much better. Unless you've experienced University Christians School for your self I ask that you not speak out negatively upon our school. There's been much succes within and will continue to be, as long as we're up and running.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I've been going to this school since k-5 and I love it. I could never think of going to another school and having the same experiences I do there as I have here. The love and compassion shown by the administration and faculty makes it the best school ever!

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
Hello I am a student at university christian school i am a 9th grader and ive been going to university christian school since kindergarten and ive loved everyday of it. i know everyone that goes here and i love all of the teachers. espcially now that im a high schooler and were all using the ipads its alot different but i like it everything is becoming electronic and its fun i definitely reccomend this school to anyone who wants their child to get a good christian education

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I've been a student at University Christian for four years and, I must say, I love it! As soon as I started at UC, I felt like I belonged. The staff here is always willing to serve, and us students have picked that up along the way as well. I am amazed at the level of concern that University Christian has put in my understanding of the bible and my faith. I love my school!

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I have been at UC for 3 years now and I love it! I grew up in a public school system and moved here my sophomore year and experienced more growth and community than I have in my entire life. The students are friendly and genuine, the teachers are loving and caring, and the faculty and other staff reflect the love of Christ in every aspect of their life. Not only are the academics excellent here, but also University Christian truly is showing kids the love of Christ through worship, academics, sports, and all other school activities. UC is also very mission oriented, having multiple service opportunities and mission opportunities theoughout the year. This school is worth your time and money and will show you what a true Christian education is all about.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I have been at University Christian School for four years. I have loved every moment of my time here. The staff is so caring and passionate about not only your school work, but your spiritual life as well. That is something that makes this school so special.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I have been at University Christian a total of nine years. I absolutely love the family atmosphere. I love the fact that in every class there is a Biblical lesson that is being taught. Our teachers really care about you, and they show it. The teachers are very understanding and are willing to work with you. The number one goal at University Christian is that every student will come to have a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. You can sense that. We have chapel every Thursday. Chapel is amazing. We have a worship team and a speaker that brings a well delivered worship service. Many times you will see students on their knees, worshipping and surrendering to God. During these chapels you can definitely sense the Holy Spirit working. This is why I love this school so much, because the Christ-centered environment you are around with great mentors and spiritually sensitive students.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
I am a senior at UC and I was a new student last year. One of the truely remarkable things about UC that distinguishes it from any other private school I've been to is the family environment among the students and staff. From my very first day everyone made me feel as though I already belonged in the UC family. The techers are excellent and it's obvious that they care about the students, not just academically, but also personally and spiritually.The administration is also very helpful and supprtive in getting UC students to their next levels of education. I am currently applyingfor the US Air Force Academy, and because UC is much smaller than a regular public school, the administration has been readily available to help me with the numerous forms and documents. If parents want their kids to make great friends and receive a solid Christian education, I would definately encourage them to send their kids to UC!

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2012
It is funny that a parent would write that UC students primarily go to FSCJ, Not that I am knocking this college, but that is an UNTRUE statement. I recently inquired about the percentages and was given a completely different answer than that. Knowing many of the students that graduated in the class of 2012, I found that at least half of them were going to a state university such as UNF (primarily), UF, UCF, and FSU. There were a few of them continuing their education at FSCJ to obtain their AA, but what I find most incredible that everyone that I spoke with did not feel that not continuing their education was an option! They felt prepared and ready for the next chapter in their life and were excited. I think if we want to compare apples to apples here, UC has VERY high percentages of continued education over public schools. Their test scores were published and they are above the national average... I wish people would gain facts instead of gossip before posting things. I went to the source and asked a lot of questions and was given accurate information from the CollegeBoard.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
As I read the reviews, I see that most have gone through the same things I did. My oldest began UC in k5 and graduated from UC. During that time, I loved this school. BUT, he was my perfect student. When it came to my other children, I found a complete lack of compassion for the students by the administration, a dictatorial and uncaring superintendent and seniors barely attaining combined SAT scores of 1000. In fact, the majority of graduates were not attending college at all or were only accepted by fscj. I could see no difference between uc and a lower tier public school, so my kids no longer attend there. I still have a special place in my heart for the school and many of its faculty, staff and students, but my kids deserve much better and are getting it elsewhere. As one parent said, uc is not college prep or Christian, so what's the point?

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
This school is not the place to send your children if you want them to get a good Christian education. Even though this school says it is a Christian school it does not support its claim. Horrible education and the faculty are not doing there job right. I go here and I am not satisfied with my education.

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2011
I have been a parent at University Christian School since 1999 and this school has been so wonderful to me and my family. They have provided my kids (3 of them) with a very safe, structured family environment that I always feel welcomed in. My oldest son has since graduated and is doing great, my other son is a Junior this year and has had the opportunity to experience the Online Academy as well as in class instruction and has enjoyed having the diversity of curriculum instruction, and my daughter is a 6th grader who is absolutely loving the Bridge Academy! Thank You UCS for all that you are to our community!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
I feel as if the facility is being run like a business and not a Christian school for children. Public schools cannot throw children out, unless they perform seriously violent acts, but they have to take them back with behavior interventions. It is my understanding that Christians show patience like in Numbers 14:18, Peter 3:9, & Romans 2:3-4. Where were the behavior interventions? Suspending 4 y/o does not teach them how to change their behavior. My daughter is a 4 y/o and I feel like this school is teaching her that people will give up on her & turn their backs on her when she needs the most guidance & has the most need. This school is teaching her that teachers don't care enough about her to help her learn how to modify her behavior. Have you heard of the saying "It takes a village.."? I also feel like the school gave up too quickly when my daughter challenged their authority.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
University has changed drastically over the years. The focus on academics is obvious in the choices their students are making in regards to college attendance. Their focus on a true experience with Christ has produced a number of students now leaving choosing to be a part of full time missions work. My oldest child just recetly graduated. We have been here through the ups and downs. The school is definatly headed on the right path. It was a great value for my dollar and gave my children the opportunity to be involved in excellent sports, arts and club programs with great teachers and coaches who were very good at their profession and loved my kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
I have three kids who attend University Christian for the last four years. My daughter just graduated and received a full scholarship to college. My son just finished 10th grade and tested for the College Placement Test and will start his college courses this summer. He was told by the FSCJ instructor that his Math score was the highest that she had graded in Duval County. I also have an upcoming 6th grader. UCS has implemented the Bridge Academy for 5th & 6th graders. They are separate from Elementary and Middle School. This program is wonderful because it prepares him for Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
My husband is a graduate of the school and he wouldn't have our children anywhere else. The class sizes are small and the parent teacher communication is outstanding. Our son is looking forward to the Bridge Academy and all it has to offer. It is our goal to have them at UC until they graduate. The upper school has many dual enrolment classes and extra help in taking the SAT's. We have been very pleased so far.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
I am looking to send my son to a Christian School next year. I have been very happy with the info I have received and to see that ALL of their teachers are required to have a BA or a BS degree. Some schools do not require teachers to have a degree and allow them to teach our children by only having a teaching certificate. This school is tops on my list right now. Happy hunting...

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
Some of the teachers are very good, but overall this school is a huge disappointment. My oldest started in k-5 and graduated from UCS. I have since withdrawn my other children. This is NOT a college prep school (the highest SATs are barely over 1000) and it is certainly not christian, unless you define Christian as the complete absence of compassion for those who are less than perfect. So, what's the point?

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
Great school! Fantastic teachers and principals, Mr. Steele and Mr. Nivens. Guidance counselor is super, Mr. Kerce. Great sports teams, cheerleaders are top notch in competitions. Reasonable tuition, good safety features in place.

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August 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
Loved this school for the entire 13 years I was enrolled there. K - 12! Would have no problem sending any future kids I may have there.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2009
UC is a diamond in the rough. Not only is it one of the best bargains compared to other private/Christian schools out there (did you know UC actually lowered its tuition for middle and elementary school for the 2009-2010 school year?), but its graduation requirements are actually higher than some of the so-called college prep schools in our fair city. To my knowledge, UC will also be the only private/Christian school in Jacksonville that will offer dual enrollment classes (college level classes with hs and college credit) on their campus, so students won't have to travel to FCCJ or UNF. All this plus a distinctively Christian environment. There were over 150 salvations in our student body this past year. PRAISE GOD! Its a new era at UC. You ought to check it out.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2009
i really like it but they can do better on teacher student interaction.

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April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2009
This is my second year at University Christian. They have a very well balanced education, quality athletic and extra-curricular program, as well as a Christ centered approach. My child will graduate in two years well prepared for college!

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March 06, 2009
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March 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
This is my daughters second year at UC,overall we are pleased.The teachers take a intrest in my daughter and call at the slightest change. Its like a family but with all famlies you have problems but overall a caring environment that allows my daughter to be herself. The school has imporoved each year. She will return for her Senior year. Go Christians.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
This school is outstanding. all kinds of sports, classes and great teachers. the staff and faculty cares deeply. and it inspires their students to do their best. Many students even go to the church, even though they don't have to. It truely is an excellent school!

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2009
UC cares more about making children fit into a certain mold instead of celebrating their differences. They care more about 'are you chewing gum in the hall way' then the kids actual education. My kid was carrying a below 'C' average in one of the classes and I never got a phone call....however, when my kid wore a shirt (on a day that they didn't have to wear uniforms) that they didn't like (no profanity or anything of that nature) they called me and I had to leave work to bring another shirt in. It's crazy where they put their attention as teacher and faculty members. I will not enroll my child next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2008
I am very pleased with UC. This is my son's second year at UC. He is also happy here at UC.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
My niece came from out of the country to UCS, english is her second language, her experience in UCS has been great. Caring teachers and staff have made her feel just at home. Grades are good because of the help of the teachers. It is the christian enviroment that I just was looking for. Overall its a great place for your children to learn and excell in all areas.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2008
i have gone to uc since 3rd grade until 5th it is awsome

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
Its my senior year and i gave this school a 5 because it has some teachers who care about the students. every school has mistakes but UC tries and does its best which is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2008
My son started attending UCS last year and I am very pleased. He loves it there also. I love the fact you can up progress of their grades and assignments online. The staff is very caring also. He went to public school so he had to adjusted to the workload but he has pretty well. I am a very proud of hime.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2007
A great christian school. My daughter has gone to UC from 2nd grade to 10th grade (this year) A National Honor Student, and good Christian values and instruction, what more could a parent ask for.

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November 30, 2007
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November 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
My child has been at UC since the age of 4. This school use to have so much to offer and now I am questioning the academic process of this school. I am looking at removing my child as I do not believe the teachers challenge the children enough. Sports has totally went down hill and that is due to the athletic director not Coach Nivens as he is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
My kids have been at U/C since Pre-K. The faculty and staff are accessible and care about my children. The academics have improved the last few years. Athletics had slipped but I do see progress with the hiring of Coach Mullins for Baseball and Coach Nevins for Football. Most people are not comfortable with change and will react negatively in the beginning. Also, U/C has cracked down on discipline. Not every teacher is excellent but I can only name a handful of excellent teachers I had and I went to very good private schools. Most of the teachers are qualified and caring and encourage our children academically and spiritually. I could send my kids to any private school and I chose U/C and would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
University Christian continues to amaze me by all of the 'God Moments' God has truly blessed the leaders of UC and we are so proud of the commitment that each person that has worked there has given. Strong leadership will move this school in the direction of academic leadership and great Christian foundations that every parent and student will be proud of. I am a proud parent of a graduate of UC and have two more coming up the chain. I can not think of anywhere else I would want my kids learning about God and the investments he has made in them to deliver His word. Thank you UC for that and thank you God for providing for our family to continue giving the best Christian education in Jacksonville! This school is Heaven sent!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
Unfortunately we will not re-enroll our kids next year. The school has been a profound disappointment. Some of the teachers are superb, but ask about the pyramid discipline system before you consider enrolling your child.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
University Christina is a joke. I am a student and have been attending for six years and it has been the worst educational experience in my life. All of the years I have been attending I have learned very little and most of the teachers are horrible. UC has found a new superintendent Duane Sherman. He has made some good changes but has made more bad then good. The first couple weeks of school through the 2006-2007 school year he started changing rules in the school while the school has already started. But overall if I was a parent I would not send my kids there.

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2007
It is true that UC is making many academic changes, but the school has a long way to go. Much of the work the students complete in class is what I call 'busy work.' There is not much quality 'instructional time.' There are many great students that attend UC, however, there are many students that do not need to be attending the school but continue to be there. I hope UC improves, but I am not keeping my two children there to see if it does. The tuition at UC is at a low cost and this is one reason I feel that 'you get what you pay for.'

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
University Christian School is on the cusp of being the best Christian school in Jacksonville. UC has some dedicated, loving teachers who care about the students they serve. UC is on the right path and are making the correct decisions in the hiring of qualified, certified, professional Christian educators. The fine arts and athletics are vastly improving and changing to reflect true Christian values and pursuing excellence. The school has taken huge strides forward and we are extremely excited about the changes. Mr. Sherman deserves a lot of credit for making some tough decisions, leading with a clear vision and is developing true Christian education at UC. UC's best days are in the very near future.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
This is the best school in the duvall county area and all those parents who diss this school can take their child some where else. We were sorry to see pruitt go but the new coach is going to turn the program round. And as for the new superintendent , he is doing a great job . And for the teachers they are trying thier best to do their and if your children dont behave. I suggest you give them an attitude adjustment.

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May 17, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2007
Thank you University for caring about our students. University has made and will continue to make good, difficult decisions. Mr. Duane Sherman is a godly and wise superintendent. He has dismissed employees that needed to go and has replaced them with faculty that have integrity and character. You can entrust your student with the staff and faculty of University. They truly care and love the students. Mr. Sherman will continue to make University the best school in Jacksonville. University isn't a reform school, neither is the place where education comes in second place behind sports. We love UC!

- submitted by a former student
April 03, 2007
As a parent, I've been terribly disappointed in this school. My child will be attending a different Christian school next year. I feel the environment, overall, is hypocritical in what they teach our children versus what they allow to take place in the school. My child's teacher has been tremendous and will be the only thing we miss next year. Personally, this teacher has been intelligent and kind - her Christian character has made up for the lack of integrity of some others. She is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
This is the worst school and the biggest waste of $600 a month thank goodness its the end of the school year. I'm pulling my son out!This school has lazy teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone! They are unorganized the Principle and teachers don't care they are in it for the $$$$

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March 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2007
University Christian school is a joke they have a new superintendent for the 2007-2007 school year Duane Scherman that has changed everything from the way it use to be many students and parents are unhappy. They fired the football coach which was doing a great job thank you Coach Pruitt for two great football seasons. University Christian is going down hill! My children will not be attending UC next year!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
University has made some remarkable changes in the 2006 - 2007 school year. They have added Advanced Placement classes and plan to add more for the next school year. New teachers have been added as well as a new superintendent. University has its best days ahead of them. With the addition of new godly leadership the spiritual climate of the school has changed drastically improved. The fine arts department is doing great things. Although University has been known for it Athletics in the past, this is not the primary vision for this school. Within the past few years leadership at University has changed, the president of the school has taken an active role to improve UCS. As a parent of an elementary, middle and high school student I would recommend our school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2006
UC has a lot of heart. The teachers are nurturing and conscientious in their academics. The admission standards have slackened the past few years, allowing students in that do not tow the mark academically, making it more difficult for the teachers to keep the discipline standards they would like in the classroom. High marks for Biblical focus. Hopefully the new administration can heighten the standards for admission and retain the excellent faculty they now have.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2006
The academic program is very dissappointing, the teachers do not put any effort into teaching our children and the classes are limited they only have the bare minimum, parent involvment is ok but i would not recommend UC to anybody who is looking forward to enrolling their child.

- submitted by a former student
August 21, 2006
This used to be a fabulous school. The joke is that when the 2004 class graduated, they took the school with them. That is what is seems happened as the school went downhill after 2004. It was as though you were in a totally different environment. We had to pull our child out in their senior year and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. The academics were pitiful. UC has new leadership for 2006/07 year and I hope it can bounce back to the greatness that it once had.

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June 01, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
May 02, 2006
excellent program, staff, and curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2006
The academic programs are good, but the teacher participation is not the best I have ever seen. There are some programs that are typically available in public schools that are not available at UC.

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January 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2005
I love University Christian they are so involved with the students and Parents. Safety is first and they make sure that all kids are treated equally and there safety is just as important if they were there own and they make you feel that way... Everyone knows you and keeps the best way they can...

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December 21, 2004
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August 22, 2003
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University Christian has served the Jacksonville area for over four decades. Our staff members focus on developing the total child and are fully certified, with many possessing a Masters Degree. We offer championship caliber atheltic teams and an award winning fine arts program.

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University Christian School
5520 University Boulevard West, Jacksonville, FL  32216
(904) 737-6330
Last modified University Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
University Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 75 reviews. Top