Bradford Christian Academy

Bradford Christian Academy provides rigorous, customized academics integrated with intentional faith and character education.
Our vibrant school community nurtures and cultivates each student's unique gifts and interests.
Co-curricular programs in performing and visual arts and athletics enrich the student experience.
BCA graduates gain admission into top colleges and universities.
BCA prioritizes affordability for families and meets 100% of demonstrated need.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 196 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia/language-based learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
196 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Bradford Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, European History, Language, Latin, Physics C: Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism, Research, Seminar, U.S. History
Average SAT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(High School Uniform Lands End)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates vary - 2018-19 tuition is: Grades 1-4 - $7900 - Grades 5-8 - $10200 9-12 - $12500 - Grades 5-12 pay $600 for a curriculum and technology fee yearly.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marge Squire



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
Club or Organization:
Hiking Club

School Notes

  • BCA harnesses the power of small class sizes and an enriched curriculum to develop inquiry and critical thinking skills, facility with technologies, and engagement with the arts to prepare students for college.Our elementary program gets students off to a strong start in literacy and math with proven curriculum including Fundations. We enrich the student experience with art and Spanish instruction from first grade on.BCA's high school is a College Board A.P. Capstone Diploma granting program. Our graduates gain admission into the countries top colleges, universities, engineering, and arts program.We customize our program for each student's individual needs including  academic and tutoring support or accelerated instruction.Our small, closely-knit community serves to develop mature character, commitment to faith and service, and a sense of purpose.BCA's award-winning theater program, vibrant music program, and championship athletics contribute to a vibrant student experience.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
We sent 3 kids through Bradford Christian and it was great. They catered the education to each student, making sure they learned in the way they were able to. Personal attention is unmatched. My kids learned the ability to multi-task, prioritize,and everyone says they were more prepared for college than most of their college classmates. BCA provides a quality education while letting kids explore their interests.
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We have been very pleased with our daughter's experience at Bradford Christian Academy over the past six years. We've watched her blossom into a confident young woman with academic success, spiritual vitality, leadership competencies, and direction for her future as she prepares to graduate. The administration is top-notch and teachers are attentive to students' individual needs.
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BCA enabled our young daughter to reach her full potential in school. During her first four years at our local elementary school, our daughter lagged well behind her peers in learning to read. She felt like she was stupid. I held many meetings with the learning specialists at the school, but no answers were given. At fifth grade, we placed our daughter at BCA. Within two months, the educators at BCA told us that our daughter likely had dyslexia, and recommended testing and participation in a specialized tutoring program. This tutoring, combined with BCA's small class sizes and highly involved teachers made all the difference. Our daughter's self-esteem improved, and she felt like she was very smart and capable. By the time she got to high school, our daughter was earning high honors. She graduated BCA with an A.P. Capstone diploma and was accepted into a very competitive college where she is thriving. Thank you BCA for helping our special girl succeed in school and life!
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Our two elementary-aged children love being at BCA, and we are delighted with the individualized and high-quality education they receive there. We could not have asked for more caring teachers; they encourage our children to thrive in their strengths and to persevere in their areas of challenge/growth. The student-teacher ratio is fantastic, the community is wonderful, and the administration worked very hard on our behalf to make it fiscally possible for our children to be at BCA. We are delighted and relieved that an affordable, academically excellent, faith-grounded school is within driving distance of our North Shore home.
- Posted by
BCA has exceeded our expectations. A great feature of BCA is convenience. We are busy working parents and having to drive back and forth to after-school activities can be stressful. My kids are able to have private piano and clarinet lessons (paid), right there at school within school hours. Many sports are offered right after school so the kids just stay longer and we pick them up. One of the gym units in elementary and middle school is swimming, no need for extra swimming lessons to perfect their skills. Our kids have benefited greatly from the small class size, nice teachers, and positive environment. The curriculum is challenging and allows the students to work to their full potential.
- Posted by
Bradford Christian Academy is a blessing! Each student is challenged academically, but more importantly, encouraged to be the person that God intended them to be. Bradford identifies the uniqueness of your student and truly embraces their personality and gifts. The school`s philosophy, and their caring and supportive faculty and staff are top-notch. I encourage any parent looking for a Christian education for their child to invest in BCA.
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My son started his first year at BCA this fall. He came from a public school where I felt he was not thriving both acedemically and spiritually. As a single mom, with one income I was alittle hesitant but we somehow made it work! All of the staff have been kind, patient and go above and beyond expectations. My son plays for the basketball team and they make sure they accommodate working parents schedules. My son has developed amazing organization skills, he has learned a lot about the Bible and the teachers really care about their students and achieving success! I highly recommend BCA and our plan is to continue through high school!!
- Posted by
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
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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 196 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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