About UFCA

Fun Facts

Mission: United Faith Christian Academy is committed to impact the world for Christ by developing and educating body, soul, and spirit through the passionate teaching of a Christ-centered curriculum in a Christ-centered environment.

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.
  3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us and His return to earth in power and glory.
  4. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life.
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. That alienation can be removed only by accepting through faith alone God’s gift of salvation, which was made possible by Christ’s death.

Code of Conduct

  1. Act with Integrity: Do the right thing even when no one is looking.  (Matthew 5:17-19)
  2. Treat others according to the Golden Rule: Do to others whatever you would want them to do to you.  (Matthew 7:12)
  3. Resolve conflict in a Christ-honoring manner.  (Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Peter 3:9)
  4. Seek to be a blessing.  (1 Peter 3:8, Matthew 22:37-40, Matthew 28:19)
  5. Live in a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.  (Romans 14:13)

Letter from the Head of School

Dr. Susan Blumenthal Ph.D
Head of School

I am honored to serve as Head of School of United Faith Christian Academy. I couldn’t be more pleased to take a moment to encourage you to consider United Faith for your own family, especially as a long-standing member of the Falcon family myself!

The question we hear more than any other is, “How do I know if United Faith is right for me?” My answer is simply this – every student can learn to love God and love people more while concurrently being prepared to take their next step in life. That’s what we hope our families are looking for. And if you find yourself aligned with that philosophy, we believe United Faith may prove to be a wonderful home for your child as well.

I am constantly reminded that God has His hand on United Faith Christian Academy. He has preserved the school for such a time as this. And He has greater things in store for the future. He has provided an amazing team to serve Him at UFCA in Leadership, on the Board of Directors, and in the classrooms as faculty.

I hope you’ll choose to join us in what God is doing as you discover your own opportunity to make an impact.


Susan R. Blumenthal, PhD
Head of School

Board of Directors

United Faith Christian Academy’s Board of Directors is dedicated to operating and assisting UFCA in honoring Christ by providing a Christian education which challenges our students academically, socially and spiritually. The Board serves as the entity steering the long-term development of the school. Board members are volunteers who bring a wide array of professional experience and perspectives.  It is the Board’s constant prayer that its decisions are wise, unified, and led by the Holy Spirit.

Contact the Board.  The UFCA Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. All requests must be submitted 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Board and HOS Partnership

Amy Godley

Markus Moore

Victoria Council

Jeffrey Wade
Board Member

Courtney Brown

Board Member

Erik Cole

Board Member

UFCA Faculty

At UFCA our faculty and staff are committed to preparing our students for the stages in life by helping them grow spiritually, personally, academically and socially. Meet our faculty and staff!

Administration and Admissions

Dr. Susan Blumenthal
Head of School


Purdue University 

BS Biology, 1984

PhD Veterinarian Physiology and Pharmacology, 1990 

Falcon since 2014

Jennifer Bailey

Dean of Students & Faculty


Crown College 

BA Secondary Education, 2003

MA Education Administration, 2004

Liberty University

MA Human Services Counseling, 2018

Falcon since 2018

Tonya Bronson
Director of College Guidance


University of Kentucky 

BA Marketing and Management, 1993

Falcon since 2014

Mireidy Carthen

Director of Admissions


Indiana Wesleyan University

BA Business Management, 2012

Regent University

MA Organizational Leadership, 2014

United States Army Reserve, 2000-2008

Falcon since 2020

Josh Coley
Athletic Director
Head Men’s Basketball Coach


UNC-Greensboro / North Carolina Central University

BA, Communication; MBA; JD

Falcon since 2016

Kim Eustaquio

Music Program Director


Zion Bible College

BA Biblical Studies, 1994

Falcon since 2018

Renwick Pridgeon
Director of Advancement

Dean of Students


UNC – Greensboro

BA Business Administration, 2009

East Carolina University

MS Sports Management, 2012

Falcon since 2018

Aimee Riggs
Business Manager


Finger Lakes Community College 

AS Business Administration and Management, 1989

Falcon since 2017

Allyson Rola
Director of Spiritual Life


Nyack College

BA Communications, 2014

Charis Bible College

MA Biblical Studies, 2017

Falcon since 2018

Heather Russell
Learning Support Specialist


UNC – Charlotte

BA Special Education: Adapted Curriculum, 2012

Falcon since 2017

Colleen Stoiano
Director of Operations


Zion Bible Institute/Cathedral Bible College

BA Christian Ed, 2002

Falcon since 2003


Christine LaFrancois
Preschool Director


Falcon since 2018

Kerrie Bridges
Preschool Teacher


Falcon since 2019

Neela Neckles
Preschool Teacher


Falcon since 2006

Hollie Bowling                             

Preschool Aide


Falcon since 2019


Diana Acosta
Lower, Middle, High School Spanish


Pensacola Christian College 

BS Business Management, 2009

Falcon since 2018

Adrienne Addison
High School Math


Appalachian State University 

BS Mathematics, 2008

Falcon since 2018

Brenda Andrus
Middle School English


Baptist Bible College

BS Bible and Elementary Education K-8

Falcon since 2014

Tomeka Chaney
K-2 Music


Columbia College

BA Music – Vocal Performance

University of Phoenix

MA Education

Falcon since 2019

Shannon Chapa

3rd Grade


Hunter College

BA History, 2007

Pace University

MS Elementary Education, 2009

Falcon Since 2020

Reese Childs
1st Grade


Ashford University 

BS Early Childhood Education

Falcon since 2018

Larry Christopher


23 Years Retired Military – Navy

Falcon since 2018

Jodi Ebert


Lehigh County Community College

AD Early Childhood Education, 1991

Portland State University 

BS Psychology, 1993

Falcon since 2012

Sue Ellis
Yearbook Advisor


Montclaire State College

BA Art

Falcon since 1998

Carlos Estrada


Falcon since 2012

Joy Ferguson

High School and Middle School Culinary


University of Wyoming

BS Psychology

Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Associates in Culinary Arts

Falcon since 2019

Lori Finanger
PE, Ladies Varsity Basketball Coach


Principia College

BA Sociology, 1984

Falcon since 2018

Nicole Forness
Lower School Lead/5th Grade


Syracuse University

BA Education and Special Education 1996

BS Inclusive Education, 1996

Falcon since 2014

Adrian Fullerwinder
Middle School Band


Falcon since 2020

Jeni Hase


Westmont College

BA Early Childhood Education  

Falcon since 2018

Heather Hoag
Electives Lead/Lower, Middle, High School Art


The Ohio State University

BS Art Education, 1994

Falcon since 2014

Stephen Hoff

Middle School Social Studies, AP Human Geography


State University of New York

MS Education, 1988

Falcon Since 2020

Samantha Howell

Fourth Grade

Winthrop University

BS Physical Education, 2018

Falcon Since 2020

John Howell                                   

High School History


University of SC
BS in Middle Level Ed.

Falcon since 2019

Sandra Lakatos
9th Grade English, AP Literature and Composition


Fordham Universtiy

BA English / MS Curriculum and Teaching

Falcon since 2019

Linda Ma


University of Wisconsin – River Falls

MA Education, 1994

Falcon since 2007

Rebecca Meng
Middle School Science


Asbury University

BA Biology, 2010

Falcon since 2018

Lindsey Murrell

Lower School Aide, Student Government Adviser



Assoc. General Education, 2001

Falcon since 2015

Karen Noel
Middle School Lead/Middle School Math


Nyack College

BS Education K-8, 1978

Falcon since 2011

Christy Penner
High School Math


Penn State University

BS Mathematics, 1996

Falcon since 2019

Sarah Robinson


Winthrop University / York Technical College

Teleproduction Technology

Falcon since 2012

Karin Rozelle
2nd Grade


UNC – Charlotte

BA Elementary Education, 1997

Falcon since 2018

Heather Sargent
US History 1, AP Government & Politics


Baylor University

BA Political Science

Falcon since 2017

John Smith

High School Science


UNC – Charlotte

BA Chemistry, 1996

University of Phoenix

MBA, 2008

Falcon Since 2020

David Stoiano
High School Lead/Bible 


Cathedral Bible College

B.Th. Christian Education, 2002

Falcon since 1998

Kim Wolford

Librarian, Lower School Computers

Upper School Digital Citizenship/Personal Finance


Falcon Since 2020

TyShaun Wynter

High School English


Falcon Since 2020

Danny Ziozios
Lunch Basket Cafe


Falcon since the dawn of time


Your interest in serving at United Faith Christian Academy is appreciated.  


POSITIONS OPEN for the current School Year Include

Positions open for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • High School History Teacher (Full-Time)
  • High School Science Teacher (Part-time)
  • Spanish Teacher (Full-time)
  • Chinese Teacher (Part-time)
  • High School Math Teacher (Full Time)

To be considered for a position, please forward a cover letter and resume by e-mail or mail to:
United Faith Christian Academy
Attn.  Dr. Susan Blumenthal,  Head of School
8617 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277


What is the average class size?

Our current student body pre-k-12 is 243 and our class of 2018 was 27 students.

The average class size for lower school is 11, middle school is 16 and high school is 24.

What are the school hours?

Our school hours for lower school is 8:00 – 3:00 and 7:50 – 3:10 for upper school.

Do you provide transportation?

We do NOT provide transportation. However, our students with a valid driver’s license can reserve a parking spot on campus.

Is United Faith Accredited?

Yes, we are accredited with ACTS and SACS CASI.

Tuition Assistance Offered?

We believe it is our ministry to keep tuition affordable for our community. Therefore, we have partnered with SMART AID to assist with financial needs of parents who apply for financial aid and third party objectivity. Please contact the Business Office Manager, at x231 with additional questions.  

Are all academic Teachers Certified/Licensed?

Yes, all of our academic teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and are either state-certified or certified by our national accrediting agency.

What if I’m interested in STEM Programs?

We’re more traditional than technology based overall.  However, everything you want for your child from a typical stem program such as strong math curriculum, critical thinking, hands on interactivity, etc. – we offer.  We are proud to announce that we offer Lego WeDo and Lego Spike for K-8th grade students.

Do you offer separate classes for students with learning needs?

No, we do not offer separate classes or reteaching of information at UFCA. We offer self contained classrooms.  We do not have the training or resources to support learning needs outside of mild to moderate.

Do you have an International Student Program?

Yes, we attract students from around the world. Our International Student Program student body typically makes 15-18 High School students.

Do you offer Before & After School Care?

Yes, we offer supervised care before school and after school. Program fees vary depending on the grade and plan selected (drop-in or unlimited). Availability is limited and any student expecting before or after school care for the 2018-19 school year must complete an application and pay a registration fee.

How Tuition is Paid?

All annual tuition may be paid in full and families will receive a 3% discount on annual tuition if paid in full.  We use SMART Tuition for processing and tuition collection. Smart Tuition offers families a number of payment options. Re-enrolled students, currently using SMART tuition, will automatically have their accounts rolled over for the upcoming school year by the Business Office.   

Are there any tuition discounts?

Yes, we offer multiple child, clergy, fire, police, EMT and active military tuition discounts.

What is the age requirement for Kindergarten?

All students must be 5 years old by end of August to be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten.  

How many credits are required to graduate?

We require all students to obtain 24 credits upon graduation. Students are also required to have Bible credit every year of attendance.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, all of our students are expected to dress according to “Appropriate Dress” guidelines whether on campus during the academic day or while attending extra-curricular activities.  All students should wear Spirit ware tops (shirts, jackets, sweaters, hoodies) purchased from our online Spirit Store. Bottoms can be shorts, jeans, skirts – no leggings or athletic wear on bottom. Close-toed shoes for lower school.

Does my child need to have prior experience in order to play sports?

No, everyone is welcome to be a part of an athletic team of their choice regardless of prior experience.  Each sport has an official try-out to determine teams and placement. Try-out time and dates are posted throughout the school and on our sports calendar.