Bethel Christian Academy

  • Bethel Christian Academy serves students in preschool though 8th grade. BCA offers students an environment of caring and compassion in which they can grow spiritually, emotionally, and socially as well acadmically. The excellent academic program prepares students to proceed into the high school's of their choice with success. Thorugh the school's STEM initiative, students have the opportunity to challenge themselves through projects and activities. Middle school students learn coding and can take Robotics as an elective class. BCA seeks to meet the needs of a diverse group of students. Check it out! .

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious AffiliationAssembly of God
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1984
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students360 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Bethel Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,000
Tuition NotesPreschool - PreK $8050 Kindergarten - 5th grade $7950 Middle School $8200
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBrenonda Gray
Admissions AssociateClaire Dant


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Soccer, VolleyballBalletBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
CETAT Coding Class, Integrity Martial Arts, Science Plus, Tech Bridge

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Classes, Drama Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Trax Sports, Tumble Bus Gymnastics

School Notes

  • BCA is growing!  With the opening of the new Oakes Building, students have the opportunity to learn in small classes with committed, qualified teachers.  Over the course of a student's school career, he/she spends 15,000 hours in school -- at BCA, they will spend that time with teachers who care about them to help them grow spiritually and academically.  Along with core academic subjects, students receive instruction in art, music, computer/media, physical education, and chapel.  Midle school students may choose a variety of additional elective classes. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Grades: NS-8 | 138 students
    3.8 miles
    10350 Old Columbia Road
    Columbia, MD 21046
    (410) 312-7413
    3.8 NS-8
  • Laurel
    Grades: PK-8 | 150 students
    2.9 miles
    15002 First Baptist Ln
    Laurel, MD 20707
    (301) 490-1076
    2.9 PK-8
  • Elkridge
     St Augustine School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 272 students
    7.6 miles
    5990 Old Washington Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410) 796-3040
    7.6 PK-8
  • Columbia
    Atholton Adventist Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-10 | 237 students
    4.7 miles
    6520 Martin Road
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 740-2425
    4.7 PK-10
  • Hanover
    Grades: NS-12 | 336 students
    5.6 miles
    7459 Candlewood Drive, Suites A-F
    Hanover, MD 21076
    (410) 859-8573
    5.6 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
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Great school, great environment, and great staff.The school has been great to my children and I continue to pray that this school will receive all that is needed for the children to continue to have the best education...
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Loving school environment. Kids love coming to school and love learning.
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We have been at Bethel for two years. We were at a school that had a lot of love, but wasn't very strong in academics. I chose Bethel because I heard it was an academically challenging environment. My son's first year at Bethel, I commented to his teacher that I knew he was a bit of a follower and she said no, he has grace and doesn't want anyone to be left out or upset. I''d never really looked at it that way. Bethel definitely has great academics, but what I really love is that I also have that environment of love that I didn't want to lose.
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One child has already graduated from Bethel and I have more still attending. Bethel provides a nurturing Christian environment but also an academically challenging curriculum which we were looking for. The Principals, teachers and staff are very involved and truly believe in parent-teacher partnership. The classes are small which provides an opportunity for teachers to interact with students and for students to really gain friendships and trust. I would highly highly recommend Bethel Christian Academy. As parents, we love it .. but when your children also say they love their school .. that speaks volumes!
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Bethel Christain Academy is providing a strong foundation for my children. There are academic skills that they are being taught that are not emphasized in public school. The teachers are caring and challenge their students.
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My children have been at Bethel from K4 all through middle school. It provides a wonderful Christian environment and a great learning atmosphere. Classes sizes are small and the teachers care about their students. As my children graduated one by one, they were prepared spiritually and academically for all challenges in high school. They were able to adjust to rigorous schedules as well as maintain good grades and Christian character because of the foundation at Bethel. I highly recommend this school.
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At Bethel Christian Academy, we provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares our students for high school and beyond in a caring Christian environment. It has been my pleasure to work with many parents and students over the years, and I always look forward to the times when alumni come by to visit. They are doing well in high schools, colleges, and in their chosen careers and many continue to report that the education they received at BCA was instrumental to their success. I encourage prospective parents to come by and check us out!
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