"Many schools have multiple grades, but UHA is unique in that arena because students don't go through the day segregated from the other grades, and because of that, all grades benefit. The younger students are able to see high school students during the school day and consequently a bond exists between students across the school. UHA is a K--12 school, which serves to prepare students for college, as well as success in their lives. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
Each school year begins with a parent group sponsored Back-to-School Picnic and Fall Fling which is an outdoors game and activity day. After the Fall Fling is an evening for parents by parents who want to contribute to the school through the 100 Club, which is a social where each couple donates $100. Later in the first semester, elementary students have Muffins with Mom on one day and Donuts with Dad on another day, where the student gets to eat breakfast with his or her parents.
In the spring, the elementary teachers run Camp UHA and each class chooses a theme and pursues activities in order to learn more about it. The goal of the elementary grades is for students to develop socially, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. Teachers accommodate different learning styles and difficulties with learning. Students are guided through creative projects in drama, music, and art. They are also given free play time, as well as structured physical education classes. Elementary students go on field trips and teachers are always introducing hands-on experiences to help students learn. The lower school also has a Spanish teacher.
Grades five and below participate in the Governor's Cup, a state contest with a district and regional competition. There are eight divisions and UHA elementary students participate in seven: On-Demand Writing, written tests in science, English, math, social studies, and arts/humanities, and a section called Quick Recall.
The school is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States. It has produced 12 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 99 percent of graduates go to college. Every grade is required to read books of their choice over the summer and prepare book reports on those books.
Tuition is very reasonable compared to other private schools and parents have the option to buy tuition refund insurance in the event that the student cannot complete a term for which the parent has paid tuition."