About New Community
New Community Academy is a private Christian high school in Pomona, California engaged in transforming the academic experience of students, making educational success more accessible and achievable.
We are preparing now for on-site learning for our upcoming fall semester! Because we are a small school, social distancing is much easier than a large public school setting. We follow the state requirements for California schools, and we are fully equipped to transition seamlessly to online learning as required and have been successfully teaching this way since March 2020.
Get your plans in place now for the fall semester at NCA and know that your student will receive a full education with hours of teacher-led virtual instruction a day.
History of New Community
In 2012, Kimberly Gunderson felt called to design a school focused on equipping youth with the skills and education they would need to be competitive in today’s economy. With this goal in mind, New Community Academy (formerly NewCova) was founded in the heart of in Pomona, California. Along with solid academic instruction, her vision was that students would also receive training and discipleship in the Christian faith in a small community environment. NCA has always kept its student-to-teacher ratio low, while tailoring each student’s education to their individual academic level, as well as their career interests. It’s because of this commitment to a new way of learning that the school continues to graduate students who are successful and competitive in today’s marketplace.
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Four days a week, Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, students attend small-sized classes with an individualized learning approach, under the supervision of our trained teaching staff. They will spend part of every day studying the basic academic subjects, including: Applied Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, as well as classes in Post-Secondary Preparation, or what we call, “Foundational Career Skills”, including: listening skills, workplace observation and communication, personal finance, and teamwork. Also, every semester, each student researches, designs, prepares, and presents his or her own “Individual Learning Project”. This New Community Academy distinctive incorporates academic, personal, professional, and life skills, as well as developing the student’s technology-based abilities.
As a part of their New Community experience, we require our students to attend vocational training, specifically at CTEC – Career and Technical Education Center at Fairplex. Classes are offered on a semester basis, generally two times a week, after school and/or during evening hours, in a variety of subjects: landscaping and horticulture, customer service, ceramics, fine arts, water technology, hospitality, automotive training, etc. Students receive a “Certificate of Vocational Studies” from CTEC.
Fully Accredited Learning
New Community is a fully accredited private Christian high school through National Association of Private Schools (N.A.P.S.). NCA has been recognized for our academic excellence, character building, and integrity. Our accreditation is evaluated and renewed on a yearly basis.
What People Say About New Community
This school was a God-send for my family. With low student/teacher ratios and individual student plans, we were able to plan on a high school graduation and going into higher education. Their partners have a career training school, which helps the students plan for a career, when higher education is not in their goals.
New Community Academy parent
The directors and instructors at New Community Academy are passionate leaders, resulting in a highly successful academic environment. They have thoroughly researched, designed, and produced a quality program and have successfully developed a scalable, sustainable Christian model.
Talithia William, PH.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
I have been impressed with the commitment to provide whatever a student needs to be successful. This team of educators is not shy with taking on students who need a more personalized educational plan, to meet the high standards of their school. They do not lower standards based on a student’s ability, but meet the student’s needs so they can achieve to the best of their ability.
New Community parent; Speech and Language Pathologist
New Community Academy graduates are exactly the kind of employees that are desperately needed in the modern workforce: competent and trained, with a strong moral compass.
Kenneth C. Schwartz, JD
Lawyer; New Community Academy donor