Loma Linda Academy

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Loma Linda Academy
Loma Linda Academy logo.png
10656 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, California 92354-2199
United States
Coordinates 34°03′36″N 117°15′41″W / 34.06000°N 117.26139°W / 34.06000; -117.26139Coordinates: 34°03′36″N 117°15′41″W / 34.06000°N 117.26139°W / 34.06000; -117.26139
School type Private college preparatory school
Denomination Seventh-day Adventist
Established 1906 (1906)
Status Open
Authority Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
CEEB code 051445
NCES School ID 00094474[1]
Elementary principal John Chen
Junior high principal Jim Weller
High school principal Datha Tickner
Headmaster Douglas Herrmann
Chaplain Jason Calvert
Grades K–12
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment 1289
Campus type Suburban[1]
Color(s) Maroon and white
Athletics Men's and women's varsity and junior varsity
Athletics conference CIF - Southern Section
Mascot Roadrunner
Rival Redlands Adventist Academy[citation needed]
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper The Mirror
Yearbook Lomasphere
Feeder to La Sierra University
Pacific Union College

Loma Linda Academy (LLA) is a Seventh-day Adventist K-12 college preparatory coeducational school in Loma Linda, California, United States.[1] It is the largest[clarification needed] Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school in the United States,[2] with 1289 students as of 2015.[3][2] The city of Loma Linda "is home to one of the largest concentrations of Seventh-day Adventists in the world";[4] LLA is one of a number of Adventist institutions located in the town, including Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Church.

LLA comprises four separate, semi-autonomous schools: Loma Linda Academy Children's Center, a preschool, Loma Linda Elementary (LLE), an elementary school; Loma Linda Academy Junior High, a junior high school; and Loma Linda Academy, a high school.[5] In addition to an academy-wide headmaster, each school has its own principal.[5] As of the 2016-17 school year, the headmaster is Douglas Herrmann.[6]


The school was founded June 13, 1906,[7] with six students. It was previously named Loma Linda Union Academy.[8] In 1969, San Timoteo Creek, which forms the northern boundary of the school's property,[9] flooded the entire school and parts of the city, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to the school.[10][11][12]

Academic structure[edit]


Loma Linda Elementary includes kindergarten through sixth grade. The principal is John Chen.[6]

Junior high[edit]

Loma Linda Academy Junior High comprises seventh and eighth grades. The principal is Jim Weller.[6]

High school[edit]

Loma Linda Academy includes ninth through twelfth grades. The principal is Datha Tickner.[6] The high school has more than 450 students.[citation needed]


Loma Linda Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools,[citation needed] Western Association of Schools and Colleges,[13] and the Adventist Accrediting Association.[2]

Student life[edit]

The Academy publishes a student newspaper, The Mirror,[14] as well as an annual yearbook, Lomasphere.[8]


The LLA Roadrunners[15] compete in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). LLA's varsity teams include flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, baseball, softball, swimming, and badminton. Junior varsity teams consist of volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, badminton, and flag football.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Loma Linda Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved Jul 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Loma Linda Academy School Profile". Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Loma Linda Academy Profile". Private School Review. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  4. ^ Smith, Emily Esfahani (February 4, 2013). "The Lovely Hill: Where People Live Longer and Happier". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Constitution of Loma Linda Academy". Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Loma Linda Academy Directory". Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  7. ^ Loma Linda Academy celebrates centennial - The San Bernardino Sun
  8. ^ a b Weeks, John (2013-12-03). "Historic Loma Linda Academy building disappears into the history books". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  9. ^ USGS Topo Maps for United States (Map). Cartography by United States Geological Survey. ACME Mapper. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  10. ^ Tyler, Betty (1992-02-23). "Recent rains bring of flood of memories". Redlands Daily Facts. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  11. ^ Ford, Herbert (1969-03-13). "Loma Linda Ravaged by Floods" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Angwin, California: Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  12. ^ Tenorio, Gina (2012-01-16). "Quakes Not the Only Concern Locals Face, Says Seismologist". Redlands Patch. Patch Media. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  13. ^ Western Association of Schools & Colleges - WASC ACS - Directory of Schools: Search Details: Loma Linda Academy
  14. ^ Zoe Thompson, a senior at Loma Linda Academy, is a National Merit Scholarship finalist for 2007 - Redlands Daily Facts
  15. ^ ACA softball squeaks by LLA - Redlands Daily Facts
  16. ^ "Loma Linda Academy Campus Life". Retrieved 2016-09-17. 

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