Barrington Christian Academy

Barrington Christian Academy will be 100% in-person for grades K-12, unless Rhode Island has a full distance learning mandate. Read our plans for Fall 2020 and COVID-19 at
With small class sizes, each student receives the personal attention and care that is vital to a successful learning environment (limited to 14 students in 2020-2021).
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.
BCA is committed to education based on student growth and 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.
Every area of the curriculum is taught from a Christian worldview, and God's truth is the foundation for everything that we teach.

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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Differences, Gifted Students, 2E
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students173 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Barrington 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 Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
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$12,000
Tuition NotesK-5: $9,000 6-8: $12,000 9-12: $15,000 Tuition can be paid over 12 months.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichelle Weber


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Dance Club, Gardening Club, Worship Team, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Groups, Theater

School Notes

  • Step inside our campus and feel the difference first-hand. What will you find?
    Colorful hallways decked with expressive artwork. Teachers who know every single student by name. Individuals united by common core values and a culture of kindness.
  • What defines us?
    Curiosity and creativity, authentic and deepening Christian faith, a commitment to service leadership, a remarkable sense of purpose. These are just some of the hallmarks of the BCA experience.  What makes our small, unassuming school such a special place to learn and grow?
  • A hub of innovation and imagination
    Here you`ll find a joy in learning that`s contagious. Teachers are kid-like in their enthusiasm and students of all ages are filled with the wonder of discovery. A spirit of innovation and possibility stirs the air.
  • A student-centered environment
    At BCA, learning is an active enterprise, not a passive experience. Children of all ages are invited to be agents in their own education. Dynamic student-centered classes emphasize collaboration and discussion, project-based and inquiry-based learning. Students feel valued and have a voice. They take ownership of their work and are motivated to seek understanding-not to merely complete tasks or to get good grades.
  • A bold vision for learning
    Our commitment to vision-based learning combines many best practices-hands-on, experiential education, project and inquiry-based learning, and servant leadership-yet takes it all to a whole new level. Explore our website to see examples of how our students are leading by serving-here and now.
  • A holistic approach
    Our team of teachers and staff members are dedicated to helping students grow in all dimensions-intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. From retreats in the great outdoors of New Hampshire to the classroom and the basketball court, every aspect of the BCA experience is designed to help students to connect with others, to take the next step in their journey, and to discover their unique and vital calling in the world.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the school! The teachers and staff go above and beyond to get to know your child and help them excel in all areas of their education. The performing arts department blows me away with their plays and musicals and the level of art instruction is superb! I love that my kids are receiving a solid education from a Christian Worldview! Would highly recommend!
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All three of my children attended BCA and it has been a blessing to them and to our family. The two that have already graduated from BCA went on to be accepted into the colleges of their choice with scholarships for academics. BCA is a warm, nurturing, Faith-based environment with excellent academics that offers unique opportunities for a small school. I wouldn`t want my kids anywhere else!
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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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