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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few FAQs.  We hope this will help as you consider enrolling your child/children in UCA.  Please feel free to call or come by the office so that we may further assist you.

01  How much will it cost?

See Tuition and Fees (Click Here)

02  What is the cut-off for students starting in Pre-K?

A student needs to be age 3 prior to Sept. 30, and potty trained to enroll in our Pre-K3 program.  According to the State of Louisiana a student must be age 4 prior to Sept. 30 to be able to enroll in our Pre-K4 program.

03  What is the average class size?

Pre-K thru 12 grade - 10

04  What is the uniform policy?

For all grades:

Top Attire:  Polos with UCA approved logo including the colors: purple, gold, white, and gray. Undershirts are allowed.

Bottom Attire:  Jean pants and shorts. Khaki pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers. School plaid skirts. All bottom attire must be fingertip length or longer. All bottom attire must be neat with no holes, rips, or bling.

Outerwear In the classroom: Jackets, and sweatshirts with UCA approved logo including the colors: purple, gold, white, and gray. No hoodies are allowed. Outside the classroom, upon arrival, or when going outside for PE, recess, etc. Non UCA outerwear may be worn but must not have inappropriate sayings, pictures, logos, etc.

**Every Friday and on approved Spirit Days students can wear jeans and a UCA spirit shirt.

05  What if I don't live in Farmerville?

You're in good company!  Nearly 20% of our students don't live in Farmerville either.  Our students come from many different areas of northeast Louisiana and southern Arkansas, which include several different parishes.  We have/had students from West Monroe, Ruston, Jonesboro, Dubach, Strong, Junction City and more!

06  Are you affiliated with a church?

We are a independent private Christian school that is not affiliated with any specific church or denomination.  However, as our name suggests, we are grounded by Christian principles, and we embrace this as a standard of excellence by which we should guide and live.  This includes daily prayer over the intercom and before events; weekly chapel attendance by all students and teachers, and recognition and celebration of the Christmas and Easter holidays.

07  What is a shadow day?

A shadow day is when a school-age child interested in attending UCA attends classes with current UCA students his age for all all or part of the day.  Your child will be paired with a "buddy" who will show them around, introduce them to new friends and give them a sense of what it's like to be a UCA Lion!  This visit can be scheduled through our office.  318-368-8890.

08  Do you have any type of extended care program?

We offer aftercare in the elementary following the 2:45 dismissal bell. If you have questions, contact our office at 318-368-8890.

09  Do I have to be a member of a certain church for my children to attend UCA?

No, UCA families represent a wide variety of churches and denominations.  We do encourage all of our families to attend church.

10  When do athletics start, at what grade?

We have junior high sports that begin, under the direction of a coach, in the 6th grade. 

11  What is your sports classification?

We compete in the Class A of MAIS.

12  Can my child play sports immediately once we enroll?

Yes, if your child enrolls before school starts.  If your child enrolls after school starts then there is a five-day waiting period.

13  What foreign languages do you offer?

We offer Spanish as a foreign language.

14  In which grade does foreign language begin?

10th grade

15  Do you have a bus?

The Union Parish School District assists UCA with student transportation in Union Parish.  Students who live outside Union Parish must make their own travel arrangments.

16  What is your Student to Teacher ratio?


17  What is the average class size?


18  What percentage of your Teachers have Advanced Degrees?


19  How many students are enrolled in UCA?


20  Does our family have to pay tuition costs up front?

Tuition can paid annually, quarterly, monthly or weekly.  Please contact our Business Manager, Sharon Mashaw (318-368-8890), for information.

21  Is the admissions process complicated?

Not at all!  The first step would be to acquire admissions material, click here for our admissions checklist or call our office at 318-368-8890. Secondly, you'll need to schedule a visit with our administrator.  

22  What co-curricular or extra-curricular activities do you offer?

Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Football, Cheer, Track and Field, and Art.

23  Are you accredited?

Accredited by Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, SAX (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)

24  How can I find out more?

Please call the school at 318-368-8890 to find out more  about UCA.  We would love to answer any questions that you may have.  We, also, encourage you to follow us on Facebook.  This will give you a sense of the daily happenings at UCA.

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