University Christian School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2011)|
|University Christian School|
|5520 University Blvd W
Jacksonville, Florida, (Duval County), 32216
|Founder||Jack J. Dinsbeer (Former Pastor of University Baptist Church)|
|Dean||Dr. David Moenning|
|Asst. Principal||Christie Wiley|
|Average class size||apx. 20 students|
|Hours in school day||apx.7|
|Color(s)||Blue, Gold, and White|
|Slogan||"Truth, Tradition, Transformation"|
|Team name||"Fighting Christians"|
|Rival||The Bolles School|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools |
|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.
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.
- Glenn Davis, Former professional baseball player (Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles)
- Storm Davis, Former professional baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers) and current Pitching Coach of the Daytona Cubs
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]
- "About Us". ucschool.org. Retrieved October 27, 2010.