Bradford Christian Academy

  • At BCA we recognize the importance of relationships.  We are creating a dynamic learning community that trains young people to think critically, live purposefully, and serve faithfully.
  • We strive to create an environment where every student reaches his or her potential.
  • Parents are a welcome and integral part of the BCA community.
  • They volunteer at the school, help shape and support school programs, and are role models of their children's peers.
  • As one BCA parent put it, "In knowing my child's friends and their parents, I feel like I am living in days past when everyone in the neighborhood watched out for each other's kids! BCA is that caring neighborhood that rarely exists anymore." Bradford Christian Academy exists to glorify and serve the Lord Jesus Christ by providing excellent college preparatory education that puts God at the center of all reality.
  • BCA values students as precious, unique creations and nurtures their academic, spiritual, and creative lives in a culture governed by grace.
  • Bradford Christian Academy strives for a vibrant transmission of college preparatory knowledge and the creative development of whole and effective Christians who shape the church and society worldwide as faithful ambassadors of Christ.
  • BCA equips graduates to succeed in colleges, universities, and careers by providing a liberal arts education with a solid Biblical foundation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 174 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Bradford Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, European History, U.S. History,
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No jeans)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition rates vary. 2015-16 tuition is: Grades 1-4, $7,300, Grades 5-8, $9,400, 9-12, $11,500. Grades 5-12 pay $600 for a curriculum and technology fee yearly.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marge Squire

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceSoccer,
Track and Field
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  10/6/2012
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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