Barrington Christian Academy

  • Barrington Christian Academy has been recognized as one of the top 50 Christian high schools in the United States! Our vision is to equip students to lead by serving in every arena of society with passion, skill, integrity and faith.
  • Our enrollment is 205 students in grades K-12.  We are governed by an independent school board of twelve members representing several area churches.
  • BCA has earned a reputation for providing an excellent academic program. Our faculty is dedicated to helping all of our students achieve to the best of their ability.
  • Our academic program is challenging and exciting.  We are known for a very strong program in the arts. Students are actively involved in the learning process.
  • Every area of the curriculum is taught from a Christian worldview, and God's truth is the foundation for everything that we teach.
  • With class size limited to twenty students and most classes no more than 16, each student receives the personal attention and care that is vital to a successful learning environment.
  • The BCA community is one of the great strengths of our school.
  • Parents are very involved in every facet of the school, from the board of trustees to the classroom.
  • BCA views the education of students as a partnership between parents and the school, so we encourage parents to become involved in the children's education by being informed, supportive, available and involved in the life of our school.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDiscovery Program for Learning Differences
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students173 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeBarrington Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, English Literature, Spanish,
Average SAT score1280
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki/ blue/gray/black pants or skirts collared shirt (K-8))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,830
Tuition NotesK-4 - $11,861 5-8 - $13,652 9-12 - $16,856 Can be paid over 12 months.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichelle Weber
Admissions AssociateRachel McGuire


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Choral Groups, Theater, Worship Team, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Dance Club, Gardening Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Touch Cast

School Notes

  • A BEST value in independent education! Excellence in education! Biblical worldview!
Barrington Christian Academy offers an International Program for students from other countries. Most of the students live in host homes and enjoy being part of a full American family life.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I truly can't say enough good things about BCA! My daughter will graduate this year with skills and confidence - ready for college! With the experienced faculty, she has developed a beautiful soprano voice and has a commanding presence on stage. The performing arts at BCA have greatly increased her leadership capacity. She has become a leader on and off the stage thanks to the amazing opportunities that BCA offered.
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I give the teachers at BCA 5 for 5 stars! Let me count the ways. *Appreciation of students as individuals; *Commitment to each student's success; *Ability to bring out the strengths of each student; *Creation of a supportive, fun community; *Modeling and developing character in students.
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For the first time in our 9 years of schooling, I feel like my children are being supported in their faith, in their academics, and in their personal development. After leaving the public school, I have noticed some big improvements in their attitude towards school. As a mom, it delights me to see that they are excited to try new things and are no longer hindered by a fear of failure. All four of my children attend BCA and it has been incredible to see them blossom in this grace-filled, joy-bursting, and academically challenging school! The teachers go above and beyond to create a nurturing but structured environment. Another plus - I love that my elementary, middle, and high school children can attend school together - only one school to drop off all four kids!!"
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