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 General Information


Loma Linda Academy is the largest Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school in the United States. It has attracted some of the finest educators in the system and supports beautiful facilities. Loma Linda Academy is built on a tradition of faith that extends back to 1906 when it was established. The mission of Christian character building continues with an active campus ministries program, energetic student leaders, and a dedicated campus chaplain.

Loma Linda Academy’s resources have given students more opportunities for growth and success. Because of its proximity to Loma Linda University, the Academy has enjoyed a strong relationship that has helped to enhance the schedule of mathematics and science courses. It is not surprising that more Loma Linda University medical students claim Loma Linda Academy as their alma mater than any other secondary school. The Academy’s size also contributes to the exceptional strength of its music and sports programs.

The school maintains a family atmosphere with an active Home and School organization. Parents often support activities on and off campus. The competitive student-teacher ratio and an average class size of 25 students, promotes an active learning environment. Loma Linda Academy provides a space for healthy spiritual, academic and physical development. When students graduate, they are well prepared for the college environment.






For more information Contact


High School  Principal

Mrs. Datha Tickner

Phone:  ext. 3320



 School Profile



  • 1246 opening enrollment 2016
  • 25 average class size
  • Students attend from Ontario to Banning, from Victorville to Moreno Valley and further.
  • International students from Brazil, China, Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan.
  • Ethnicity: 34% Asian, 20% Caucasian, 17% Hispanic, 8% African American, 5% Other 



  • Adventist faculty who teach and mentor with a Christian world-view
  • 19 Supporting churches
  • 2 campus chaplains
  • Weekly chapel programs (JH & HS)
  • Monthly chapel programs - Elementary
  • Week-of-spiritual-emphasis programs designed uniquely for grade levels TK-12
  • 300+ active participants in mid-week Bible studies
  • Local and international mission opportunities
  • Community service activities
  • Ministry Directors program (student leader ministry)
  • Annual Bible conferences


Date Established


Loma Linda Academy was established in 1906




Since 1962 - Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities




99% attend college

75% attend a four-year college or university 




High School

19:1 student-teacher ratio

8 honors classes (mathematics, science, English, history)

4 AP classes (world history, U.S. history, College English, statistics)

2 college level classes (calculus, college English)

Technology Innovation Engineering program for students interested in technical careers

1 high school guidance counselor (college preparation, testing, counseling)

2016 Iowa Test Composite Results by grade equivalents: Ninth: 13.0+, Tenth: 13.0+, Eleventh: 13.0+

Over the past 5 years, 5 National Achievement Scholars, 7 National Merit Finalists, 7 Semifinalists, 18 Commended Scholars


Junior High

18:1 student-teacher ratio

Electives in music, art, and languages

Classes offered in health, geography, technology, and secondary algebra

1 Resource teacher (grades 7-12)

2016 Iowa Test Composite Results by grade equivalents: seventh: 8.3, eighth: 10.0



25:1 student-teacher ratio (plus a teacher's aide in each classroom through2nd grade)

Rotations in art, music, computers, library, and PE

1 psychologist for elementary testing and counseling

1 resource teacher (grades TK-6)

2016 Iowa Test Composite Results by grade equivalents: fourth: 4.7, fifth: 6.5, sixth: 7.2, 

Rotations in art, music, computers, library and PE taught by specialists



 Children's Center

 4:1 student-teacher Ratio (infant-Toddler)

12:1 student-teacher ratio (ages 2-5)

10 classrooms with ages varying from 3 months - 5years old

Licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services

First campus to pilot new NAD curriculum, Creation Kids



  • 350+ student musicians
  • 600-person performance auditorium
  • Private lessons and practice rooms on campus
  • UC & CSU approved Choir & Wind Symphony
  • Symphony orchestra, concert bands, jazz ensembles & string groups
  • Chamber ensembles for every instrumental family
  • International tours for band and choir groups
  • 7 vocal ensembles with over 60 performances combined per year
  • Music groups consistently receive the highest ratings every year at southern California adjudications
  • Music classes and choral performances grades K-6
  • Multi media journalism class
  • Award winning high school art and painting 
  • Art rotation at the elementary instructed by a specialist
  • Full studio for high school photo and video courses
  • Numerous school journalism awards for the school paper "The Mirror"



  • CIF varsity teams
  • 13 varsity teams: flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, baseball, softball, badminton, swimming
  • 8 junior varsity teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and badminton
  • Varsity teams supported in part by the Roadrunner Booster Club
  • 3 gymnasiums
  • 4 football fields
  • 3 soccer fields
  • 1 softball field
  • 1 baseball field
  • 1 track
  • 2.5 million campaign for high school gymnasium re-model



  • Art Club
  • Baking Club
  • Camping Club
  • Cycling Club
  • Fashion Club
  • Foosball Club
  • Friends Next Door Bible Club
  • Bible Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Math Logic Club
  • Photo Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Shades Club (cultural diversity)
  • Surf Club
  • Walk/Run Fitness Club
  • Youth-to-Youth Club (community outreach)




$7,390 Elementary ($5,750 constituent tuition)

$8,240 Junior High ($6,410 constituent tuition)

$10,850 High School ($8,620 constituent tuition)


$9,270 Elementary (international tuition)

$10,320 Junior High (international tuition)

$16,710 High School (international tuition)

20% receive financial aid





145 total certificated faculty, staff, administration

80 classroom teachers

50 support staff

95 staff members have certificated degrees:

7 EdE/PhD/EdS, 45 MA/MS, 41BA/BS/ 2 other




  • 40-acre campus
  • 19 school buildings, 311,000 sq feet of building space
  • 74 classrooms
  • 4 computer labs
  • 5 mobile computer labs
  • 4 computer labs
  • 600-person performance auditorium
        (Chan Auditorium)
  • 15 acres of grass playing field
  • Junior High & High School Library renovated in 2013
  • 11,000 books and videos in the Junior High & High School Library
  • 14 computer workstations with extensive online resources in the Junior High & High School Library
  • Elementary Library has a micro-amphitheater for book readings
  • 20,500+ materials in the Elementary Library
  • 24/7 campus security
  • Campus-wide WiFi




Loma Linda is a residential suburban community located 65 miles east of Los Angeles. Its cosmopolitan population totals 23,261. Loma Linda is the health-care hub of the Inland Empire. The city is the home of Loma Linda University and Medical Center --the only state-designated level one regional trauma center for the four inland counties of Southern California. It is also the home of the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital, the Behavioral Medicine Center, East Campus, Heart and Surgical Center.



College Preparatory Curriculum



(corresponds to University of California approved list)


History                                       World History/Geography, regular & Honors, Advance Placement (AP)
                                                   U.S. History, Advance Placement (AP)
                                                   U.S. Government

English                                       English I, II
                                                   American Literature and Writing, regular and Honors
                                                   British Literature
                                                   Classical/Biblical Literature
                                                   College Prep English
                                                   Great Books
                                                   Senior Composition
                                                   College English (La Sierra University)           
Mathematics                               Algebra I
                                                    Algebra II, regular & Honors
                                                    Geometry, regular & Honors
                                                    Pre - Calculus, regular & Honors
                                                    Calculus (La Sierra University)

Laboratory Science                    Biology I

                                                   Biology II, Honors
                                                   Chemistry, regular & Honors
                                                   Physics, regular & Honors

Foreign Language                      Japanese I, II
                                                   Spanish I, II, III

Visual/Performing Arts               Canticles 
                                                   Drawing and Painting 101
                                                   Wind Symphony
                                                   Consort Strings
                                                   Pro Musica

Elective Courses                        Economics





WASC/SDA: Focus on Learning Self-Study


Download the 2014 WASC Self-Study Report and Visiting Committee Report by clicking on the links below.

WASC Document 2014

WASC Visiting Committee Report 2014