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! .

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 360 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1984
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
360 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Bethel Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool - PreK $8050 Kindergarten - 5th grade $7950 Middle School $8200
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Brenonda Gray
Admissions Associate
Claire Dant

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

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. 

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  
I was a graduate of Bethel (2002) and now I'm a soon to be a parent of a K-4 student at BCA! BCA really helped me thrive academically when I attended High School- I was immediately able to qualify for honors/AP classes and continue to push my academic rigor. I created amazing friendships through my academic years at BCA. I continued working at their after-school and summer programs through high school, college and even completing part of my Grad work internship there! I attribute Bethel for my decision to go into education and teach for over a decade (part of which was at bethel). The teachers are amazing and really want to see YOUR student succeed. The heart of Bethel is clear. You won't regret giving your child the one of a kind of academic and spiritual education you can get from Bethel. I'm so excited about my child to attend in Fall 2021!
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It is a good school, remember all the memories there.
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5  
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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5  
Loving school environment. Kids love coming to school and love learning.
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 360 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Howard County, MD is $12,930 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Howard County, MD is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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