INTERESTING FACTS & FAQs
How many students are enrolled at BCA?
BCA is the largest non-public school in Alamance County with 660+ students and offers instruction from Preschool - High School (K3 - 12th grade).
Average Class Distribution
Students attend our school from Guilford, Caswell, Orange, Randolph, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties. We also have international exchange students in our high school that come from countries all over the world.
3-4 classes at each level in preschool
2-3 classes at each grade level in elementary school
2-3 classes at each grade level in middle school
2-4 classes at each grade level in high school
What is BCA's average class size?
We pride ourselves on keeping student-teacher ratios low to keep individualized instruction a priority.
Preschool classes have an average of 16 students with two teachers
Elementary classes have an average of 18 students
Middle School classes have an average of 19 students
High School classes have an average of 15-16 students
What elective classes or activites are offered to students?
Spanish, Music, PE, Computer, Library, Theatre, Teacher Assistants, Yearbook, Art, Graphic Arts, Weight Training, Enrichment, Life Skills and others are available to BCA Students.
ACSI Spelling Bee, Math Olympics, Writing and Art Festivals, Speech Meet, Student Government, National Junior Beta Club, Mission Projects, National Honor Society, Alamance Youth Leadership Association, Missions Trips, International Travel, FCA, Spiritual Leadership Team, and Student Bible Studies, as well as many other clubs and student groups.
Burlington Christian Academy is an interdenominational Christian school that embraces historic evangelical Christianity as revealed in the Scriptures. We seek to provide a comprehensive elementary, middle, and high school education through a rigorous academic program within the context of a Christ-centered worldview. Central to the learning process is the integration of both faith and academics that ultimately leads to the development of a Christian mind.
The basis of our educational philosophy is grounded in certain academic assumptions. We believe that our students should learn the material presented in the curriculum for his/her grade level. Each student should also gain a thorough comprehension and command of the fundamental core classes as well as processes used in communicating and dealing with others, such as reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Further, we seek to develop within each child independent and critical thought, a positive self-image, self-discipline, an awareness of the culture in which we live, expertise in educational technology, and an appreciation of aesthetic values.
BCA’s educational philosophy is also rooted in particular theological assumptions. We believe that God is self-existent and seeks a personal relationship with all people. We maintain that He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Further, we assert that God has made Himself known to humanity through His creation, through the written revelation of the Scriptures, and through the person of His son, Jesus Christ. With respect to our view of man, we believe that man was created in God’s image; however, through willful rebellion against God’s standards of righteousness, man fell, and became alienated from God. Through the sacrificial and atoning death of Christ Jesus, God provided the means of reconciliation and restoration. We believe that the basis for right living and ethics is found in God himself and is revealed to man in Scripture. We therefore maintain that Scripture is essential in teaching and guiding young minds to make wise choices in daily living.
At BCA we strive for an educational program which supports our students in reaching their full academic and individual potential. Ultimately, as students grow in their academic understanding and application of God’s truth in their lives, they will fulfill God’s highest purpose for man: knowing Him and living rightly in their family, church, community, and world.
Mission & Vision
Burlington Christian Academy's two-fold mission. We seek to provide students an excellent academic education, and to disciple them in the Christian faith and biblical worldview.
Through the intentional integration of academics and faith, we seek to equip students with knowledge, skills, and biblical principles for successful living. Within our loving and nurturing learning environment, we strive to make a significant difference in a child's life so that each child can grow to be the person Christ intends him/her to be.
Burlington Christian Academy seeks to guide hearts, inspire minds, and shape the lives of young students through a challenging academic education, which is grounded in the essentials of the Christian faith.
Awards & Certifications
BCA continues to be recognized as a school in the top 15% (highest ranking awarded) of all schools in the nation by the Council of American Private Education and the U.S. Department of Education.
BCA has earned
dual accreditation with ACSI and SACS/AdvancEd. There are only a handful of schools in the state with dual accreditation such as ours.
Identified as one of the
Top Private Schools in the Triad by the Business Journal who reviewed schools in Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Thomasville, High Point, etc., and identified BCA as a superior school.
Recipient of the
2003 Exemplary School Program Award from the Association of Christian Schools International due to our work in critical thinking with Thinking Maps. We were one of only thirty-eight (38) schools nationwide to receive such an award.
In 2002 BCA launched Accelerated Reader, continued the implementation of Thinking Maps in K-12, and trained our faculty in Write From the Beginning and Write for the Future for school wide use. We have broadened our abilities to serve special needs students through the Resource Services Program and currently have two Resource teachers.
Our curriculum is under continuous review as each subject becomes the focus of study during a five year cycle.
Burlington Christian Academy was established through the work of clergy and business leaders in Alamance County in 1978 as an interdenominational Christian elementary school. That fall, the school opened with three faculty members and 25 students.
Since that time, BCA has grown to 660+ students with more than 100 faculty and staff. In 1996, we began classes for Middle School. In August 2006, we established a High School beginning with 9th grade. This first class graduated in 2010 and the students have gone on to represent BCA at various colleges and universities. BCA's students represent approximately 100 churches in the community with the same denominational diversity represented by our faculty and staff. BCA has become the largest non-public school in Alamance County with students attending from Alamance, Guilford, Orange, and Caswell Counties.
Our first building was completed in 1984 and consisted of 14,500 square feet. In 1997, a 20,000 square foot facility was added. Our third 24,000 square foot building was completed in 2001. A new gymnasium was completed in August 2007. A high school building steering committee started meeting in 2014/2015 and developed a silent campaign phase to begin to raise funds for the new high school facility. The fundraising campaign broadened to the whole BCA community, alumni families and local businesses. The 24,000 square foot high school building was completed in January 2018.
We are thankful for the wonderful facilities our faculty, staff and students have been blessed with over the years.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace and through faith are we saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)