University Christian School

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University Christian School
5520 University Blvd W
Jacksonville, Florida, (Duval County), 32216
United States
Coordinates 30°18′33″N 81°38′26″W / 30.30917°N 81.64056°W / 30.30917; -81.64056Coordinates: 30°18′33″N 81°38′26″W / 30.30917°N 81.64056°W / 30.30917; -81.64056
Religious affiliation(s) Christianity
Denomination Baptist
Established 1973
Founded 1973
Opened 1973
Founder Jack J. Dinsbeer (Former Pastor of University Baptist Church)
Superintendent Rev.Frank Ciresi
Dean Dr. David Moenning
Principal Beverly Bandy
Asst. Principal Christie Wiley
Grades pre-school12
Average class size apx. 20 students
Classes offered K3-12
Language Spanish, English
Hours in school day apx.7
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue, Gold, and White             
Slogan "Truth, Tradition, Transformation"
Mascot Christian Knight
Team name "Fighting Christians"
Rival The Bolles School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
School fees $200-$650 depending on grade level
Tuition Grades K5-6th=$5650; Grades 7th-12th= $5950

University Christian School is a private Christian school in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. It is part of the ministry of the University Baptist Church, a local Baptist congregation. It serves students from pre-kindergarten through high school with a strong focus on Christian values and spiritual growth.


University Christian School is an extension of the University Baptist Church organization. University Baptist Church was founded in 1950; Jack J. Dinsbeer became pastor of the small congregation in 1953. Under his leadership the church grew in membership, and in 1965 the church established a kindergarten. In 1970 University Christian School expanded into a full elementary school with grades one through six. The first class graduated in 1973, and a year later the administration acquired more land for additional buildings to house a middle and high school. The school continued to expand in the 1990s.[2]

Football Program[edit]

University Christian's football team won the State Championship in its division December 2012.

August 2013, University Christian's football team was featured on ESPNU. Miller on Sports Interview With Head Coach David Penland, III.

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "About Us". Retrieved October 27, 2010. 

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