High School Profile


About NCA

New Covenant Academy (NCA) is a private, non-profit, college-prep school established in 1999 in the urban center of Los Angeles. NCA’s mission statement is to educate, equip, and enable the Christian leaders of tomorrow by providing high quality college prep instruction, spiritual guidance, mentoring support, and family-strengthening counseling programs. NCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, religion, or income.

Unique Features

  • NCA is small by design; the average high school class is 15 students

  • NCA does not rank its students

  • NCA is one of only four high schools in the city of Los Angeles providing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

  • All core classes at the high school level have been approved by the UC system and are on the a-g list

  • NCA has developed a high-tech learning environment that utilizes both traditional curriculum as well as Pearson’s digital textbooks, content, as well as other learning and assessment features

  • NCA produces National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commendation Recipients each year

  • NCA competes in various sports through the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and has won multiple state-wide academic championship awards in Wrestling and Basketball



  • CEEB Code: 051729

  • WASC Accredited

  • IB World School

  • Member, Association of Christian Schools International

  • Member, California Association of Private School Organizations

School Statistics

College Acceptances

  • 99% matriculate to 4-year colleges and universities and are accepted by at least one University of California campus

  • Graduates have moved on to a variety of top tier universities and liberal arts colleges such as: Air Force Academy, Cornell, Davidson, Duke, Emory, Haverford, Naval Academy, NYU, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, U. Penn, Vanderbilt, Wesleyan, West Point, and Yale

  • The Class of 2017, made up of 15 students, collectively earned $2.1 million in merit-based scholarships; the Class of 2018, made up of 14 students, collectively earned $1.5 million in merit-based scholarships; and the Class of 2019, made up of 17 students, collectively earned $3 million in merit-based scholarships

Courses Offered at NCA


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  • 1380-1400 running average of SAT Reasoning Test Scores

  • 740 running average of SAT Subject Test Scores

  • Average composite score of 32 on ACT

  • 1 National Merit Finalist recipient in 2019

  • 6 National Merit Semifinalists in the past 6 years

  • 10 National Merit Commendation Recipients in the past 6 years

  • Top 7-10 school-wide percentile among the national cohorts in the past 12 years based on Terra-Nova and Stanford 10 Assessments

  • 75% of high school students on Honor Roll or Highest Honor Roll