About UFCA

Fun Facts

Mission: United Faith Christian Academy is committed to impact the world for Christ by developing and educating hearts, souls, minds, and bodies 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.   All request must be submitted 7 days prior to the meeting.

Amy Godley

Markus Moore

Victoria Council

Jeffrey Wade
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

Falcon since 2014

Tonya Bronson
Admissions Director

Falcon since 2014

Josh Coley
Dean of Students, Athletic Director,
Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Falcon since 2016

Tanya Council
Dean of Academics

Falcon since 2008

Aimee Riggs
Business Manager

Falcon since 2017

Colleen Stoiano
Director of Operations

Falcon since 2003

Erin Martin
Director of Guidance & Culture Development

Falcon since 2017

Allyson Rola
Director of Spiritual Life

Falcon since 2018

Heather Russell
Learning Support Specialist

Falcon since 2017

Lori Finanger

Falcon since 2018

Kim Eustaquio

Falcon since 2018


Chick Efrid
Preschool Director

Falcon since 2017

Jodi Ebert

Falcon since 2012

Jessica Bunting
Preschool Assistant

Falcon since 2017

Teresa Childs
Preschool 3’s

Falcon since 2018

Jeni Hase
Preschool Teacher

Falcon since 2018

Christine LaFrancois
Preschool Teacher

Falcon since 2018

Neela Neckles
Preschool Teacher

Falcon since 2006

Lindsey Murrell
Preschool Teacher

Falcon since 2015

Lower School

Diana Acosta
Lower, Middle, High School Spanish

Falcon since 2018

Kim Adams
2nd Grade

Falcon since 2008

Monica Bailey
Lower School Band, Middle School
Band & Chorus

Falcon since 2014

Paris Campbell
Lower, Middle, High School P.E.

Falcon since 2017

Kristen Dickey
4th Grade

Falcon since 2011

Beth Downing
1st Grade

Falcon since 2016

Melanie Eaton
Lower School Computers & Library

Falcon since 2016

Nicole Forness
5th Grade

Falcon since 2014

Karin Rozelle
Kindergarten, Lower School Aide

Falcon since 2018

Linda Ma

Falcon since 2007

Mandi Roman
3rd Grade

Falcon since 2011

Heather Hoag
Lower, Middle, High School Art

Falcon since 2014

Mary Padgett
Lower School Chapel Coordinator, Service Learning Coordinator

Falcon since 2018

Middle School

Brenda Andrus
Middle School English

Falcon since 2014

Wendy McGuire
Middle School Geography, Bible,
AP Human Geography

Falcon since 2008

Renwick Pridgeon
Middle, High School History

Falcon since 2018

Yijin Chen
Middle School Chinese

Falcon since 2018

Rebecca Meng
Middle School Science

Falcon since 2018

Danielle Smith
Middle, High School Culinary Arts

Falcon since 2018

Karen Noel
Middle School Math

Falcon since 2011

Shannon Davis
Middle, High School Culinary Arts

Falcon since 2011

Anne Ward
Middle, High School Culinary Arts

Falcon since 2018

Upper School

Adrienne Addison
High School Math

Falcon since 2018

Larry Christopher

Falcon since 2018

Sarah Robinson

Falcon since 2012

Ken Williams
High School Chemistry

Falcon since 2018

Jennifer Bailey
High School English

Falcon since 2018

Sue Ellis
Yearbook Advisor

Falcon since 1998

Heather Sargent
High School Civics

Falcon since 2017

Addison Verdell
High School Praise Band

Falcon since 2018

Evie Benton
High School History

Falcon since 2016

Christy Penner
High School Math

Falcon since 2019

David Stoiano
Bible History

Falcon since 1998

Other Staff

Carlos Estranda

Falcon since 2012

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 2018-19 School Year Include

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 8-2:40 and 8-2:50 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.

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.

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.