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
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Baptist
Established 1973
Founded 1973
Opened 1973
Founder Jack J. Dinsbeer (Former Pastor of University Baptist Church)
Superintendent Pastor Frank Ciresi
Dean Shawn Oliver
Principal Beverly Bandy (Upper School), Tim Murr (Middle School), Christie Wiley (Lower School)
Head of school Heath Nivins
Grades pre-school12
Age 6 weeks+
Average class size apx. 35 students
Classes offered K3-12
Language English
Hours in school day apx.7
Campus Lower Socially Economic Suburban
Campus size apx. 9 acres
Color(s) Blue, Vegas Gold, and White             
Slogan "Truth, Tradition, Transformation"
Sports football etc.
Mascot Christian Knight
Team name "Fightin Christians"
Rival Trinity Christian School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
School fees $200-$650 depending on grade level
Tuition Grades K5-6th=$6850; Grades 7th-12th= $7950

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


University Christian School is an extension of University Church. University 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]

Administratively, University Christian has changed almost every year over the last decade. Not only has the people running the school change every year but also the structure of the Administration has changed as well.

Football Program[edit]

University Christian's football team won the State Championship in its division in December 2012 and again in December 2015. As well as a back to back championship in 2016

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Retrieved October 27, 2010. 

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