ABOUT US

FACTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

La Sierra Academy is a K-12 WASC accredited Seventh-day Adventist Christian School. The school has been a proud member of the Riverside Community since 1922, creating a legacy of excellence and service to the community.

Average K-12 Enrollment each school year is 400 students.

Average class size is 25 students per classroom.

Ethnicity: 23% Hispanic, 17% White, 22% Asian, 7% Black, 4% Mixed, 1% Indian, 1% Pacific Islander, .01 Native American, 21% Other.

Over $160,000 in scholarships are awarded each school year.

Post-graduation follow up:

  • An average of 90% of our students attend a college/university
Here is a list of some colleges and universities our graduates have been accepted to in the last three years:

Seventh-day Adventist Institutions

Andrews University
La Sierra University
Oakwood University
Pacific Union College
Southern Adventist University
Southwestern University
Walla Walla University

Other Colleges/Universities

Arizona State University
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Long Beach
Cal State San Bernardino
Cal State San Marcos
California Baptist University
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
New York University
Ohio State University
Rutgers University
San Diego University
San Francisco State University
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
University of La Verne
University of Oregon
University of Southern California

Our Mission

As an Adventist Christian K-12 College-Preparatory school, we serve students from diverse backgrounds by providing the learning opportunities and skills needed to contribute to society, to prepare for life’s work, and to flourish spiritually.

Academics

High School

COLLEGE-PREPARATORY PROGAM
High School classes meet the a-g requirements of the University of California

6 AP CLASSES
AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Biology, AP World History, AP US Government, and AP Statistics

DIPLOMA TRACKS
Standard, College-Preparatory, and Honors Diploma

GROWING STEAM PROGRAM
Robotics, Television Broadcasting, Audio/Visual Training, Unmanned Aircraft, and Biotechnology

DUAL CREDIT
Available for classes taken at La Sierra University for Juniors and Seniors:

  • College Writing English 111, 112, 113
  • College Algebra Math 121
  • Trigonometry Math 122
  • Calculus Math 131
  • Spanish, French, Japanese 151, 152, 153
  • General Psychology PSYC 104

AVERAGE SAT SCORES
Students who attended La Sierra Academy 4 or more years:

  • LSA Average: *EWR 566, Math 560
  • State Average: EWR 534, Math 531
  • National Average: EWR 531, Math 528

*Evidence-Based Reading and Math

FRESHMAN SEMINAR
Study and organizational skills class for all 9th graders

AVERAGE IOWA ASSESSMENT
Grade Equivalent Composite Results

  • 9th Grade: 11.5
  • 10th Grade: 13+
  • 11th Grade: 13+

Junior High

HONORS MATH
Available for 7th and 8th grade, including High School Algebra

STUDY SKILLS
A class for students needing extra academic support

FINE ART
Band, Choir, Physical Education and Art Classes offered in addition to the core program of study

Fall Average IOWA Assessment
Grade Equivalent Composite Results

  • 7th Grade: 7.8
  • 8th Grade: 8.8

Elementary

FINE ART
Class rotations in addition to the core program of study:

  • Band
  • Choir
  • STEAM Lab
  • Physical Education
  • Technology 
  • Spanish (offered)

INDIVIDUALIZED PULL-OUT READING AND MATH SUPPORT

Fall Average IOWA Assessment
Grade Equivalent Composite Results

  • 3rd Grade: 3.5
  • 4th Grade: 4.5
  • 5th Grade: 5.5
  • 6th Grade: 6.2

Our Campus

Over 18 acres of land with 16 buildings
Student Ministry Center
5 Computer Labs
2 Libraries
1 Steam Lab / 1 TV Studio
1 Gymnasium
1 Auditorium

Our Faculty and Staff

27 Certified teachers and administrators

19 Master’s Degree, 12 Bacherlor’s Degree

10 Supporting Staff

Our Clubs

High School

  • Table Tennis Club
  • Audio Visual
  • Drama Club
  • Green Team
  • National Honor Society

Junior High

  • Audio Visual
  • Robotics and Coding-Sphero

Elementary

  • Running Club

Athletics

High School

  • JV and Varsity Boys and Girls Volleyball
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • JV and Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Co-Ed Soccer
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Track and Field
  • Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball

Junior High

  • Boys and Girls Volleyball
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Co-Ed Soccer

Elementary

  • Intramurals offered to Grades 4-6
  • Jr High Varsity offered to Grade 6

Spiritual Life

Thriving and supportive spiritual environmennt

Weekly chapels for Elementary, Junior High and High School

Friday vespers programs for Junior High and High School students

Two weeks of spiritual emphasis on each campus each year

School Chaplain serving K-12 students

Cross campus student mentoring

Leadership development through variety of student led teams: spiritual life planning, praise team, drama team, community service team, media team, A/V team, mental health team. (Junior high and high school)

Spiritual retreats for Junior High and High School

Yearly opportunities to serve the local community