Bradford Christian Academy

Tel: (978)373-7900
Grades: 1 - 12 | 174 students
At BCA we recognize the importance of relationships.
We are creating a dynamic learning community that trains young people to think critically, live purposefully, and serve faithfully.
We strive to create an environment where every student reaches his or her potential.
Parents are a welcome and integral part of the BCA community.
They volunteer at the school, help shape and support school programs, and are role models of their children's peers.
As one BCA parent put it, "In knowing my child's friends and their parents, I feel like I am living in days past when everyone in the neighborhood watched out for each other's kids! BCA is that caring neighborhood that rarely exists anymore." Bradford Christian Academy exists to glorify and serve the Lord Jesus Christ by providing excellent college preparatory education that puts God at the center of all reality.
BCA values students as precious, unique creations and nurtures their academic, spiritual, and creative lives in a culture governed by grace.
Bradford Christian Academy strives for a vibrant transmission of college preparatory knowledge and the creative development of whole and effective Christians who shape the church and society worldwide as faithful ambassadors of Christ.
BCA equips graduates to succeed in colleges, universities, and careers by providing a liberal arts education with a solid Biblical foundation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 174 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Bradford Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, European History, U.S. History,
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No jeans)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,000
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary. 2014-15 tuition is: Grades 1-4, $6,760, Grades 5-8, $8,940, 9-12, $10,690. Grades 5-12 pay $300 curriculum and $300 technology fee yearly.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marge Squire
Admissions Associate Tammy Leavitt

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brooks School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Haverhill Day Care Center (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Haverhill Day Care Center (1.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bradford
    Haverhill Day Care Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 57 students
    1.8 miles
    367 S Main St
    Bradford, MA 01835
    (978)372-3901
    1.8PK-KG
    57
  • Haverhill
    Bradford Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Church of Christ)
    Grades: NS-PK | 27 students
    2 miles
    10 Church Street
    Haverhill, MA 01835
    (978)912-7461
    2NS-PK
    27
  • Bradford
    Sacred Hearts School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 442 students
    2.2 miles
    31 S Chestnut St
    Bradford, MA 01835
    (978)372-5451
    2.2PK-8
    442
  • Haverhill
    Grades: PK-8 | 311 students
    2.2 miles
    56 Oak Ter
    Haverhill, MA 01832
    (978)521-4256
    2.2PK-8
    311
  • North Andover
    Brooks School
    (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 376 students
    2.9 miles
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North Andover, MA 01845
    (978)725-6272
    2.99-12
    376

School Reviews

This was a first year for us in BCA (2013-2014). Definitely a year with alot of transitions and adjustments on our part. We came from a very good school so we had high expections - and we have not been disappointed. The BCA teachers are professional, diligent, patient and KIND, which is a biggie for me. It''s important to me that my child feels an affinity for her teachers and vice versa. We are fortunate enough to have a 6th grade Homeroom teacher who takes the new kids under her wing and really keeps an eye out to make sure they are settling in. Academically was definitely a change for us -- homework galore, challenging classes (learning about world economies and GDP in 6th grade Georgraphy as an example). I am also impressed that they have Latin in grades 5 & 6, it''s the perfect building block for other foreign languages to come in later grades. This school is an excellent value. I feel like our child has the advantage of being enrolled in an exclusive private school, but without the jawdropping cost of other schools which have similar academic goals for their students. It''s also got those important ''extras'' such as theater, music, art and sports (basketball, soccer and track). I can see us being here for many years. I would absolutely recommend you to check out this school for your children.
- Posted by Parent, 02/10/14
This is a great school, high standards for academics and a great community! My daughter is excelling in all areas. She have formed wonderful friendships. This is our third year at hte school and school continues to grow and strengthen all of their programs.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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