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The Extraordinary First Grade Teacher

Every child deserves an amazing first grade teacher who ignites a life-long passion for learning. If you or anyone you know is looking to enroll their student into a first grade program with an effective, loving, and passionate teacher, please encourage them to meet Mrs. Gayle Lynch. Recognized as one of the best Christian elementary schools in Massachusetts, Bradford Christian Academy still has a few spots open in next year’s first grade class. We invite you and your family to visit BCA and see first-hand how Mrs. Lynch engages, motivates, and inspires her students. Please contact Mrs. Marge Squire, Director of Admissions, at (978) 373-7900 for an appointment.

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Why All High School Students Should Serve on a Missions Trip

Last week, Bradford Christian Academy students traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve the people of Batey Angelina. Fifteen BCA students in grades 11 and 12 spent the week finishing the roof of the local church and connecting and ministering to the community. Bradford Christian Academy is committed to serving the people of this village, returning every other year during April break. Their pastor, Bienvenido Mercedes, will travel to Bradford to serve as BCA's commencement speaker on Saturday, June 4th. 

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The Value of Christian Education (Part 1 of 2)

On Thursday, April 7, Nancy Mering (former Gordon College Director of Admissions and current Board Chair of Amirah) spoke at Bradford Christian Academy's Gala for Teaching and Learning about the value of Christian education. She has graciously allowed us to share her thoughts. 

I’m honored and delighted to be with you tonight to consider a topic near and dear to my heart:  The Value of Christian Education.  Presumably, it’s also a topic of great interest to everyone here.  It would be interesting and fun if the format allowed for group discussion, so we’ll have to plan that for another time.  For now, here’s my list of some of the valuable qualities of Christian education: 

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Math is Punny

Who says math isn't funny? Please enjoy beloved BCA mathematics teacher Mrs. Gina Sweeney's favorite mathematic puns. 

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College and Career Planning

This quotation, though humorous, adequately reflects what many adults feel about their jobs and careers! It speaks to the many complicated factors that impact our job satisfaction. Since our lives and priorities shift over time, choosing a great career means we have found work that:

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A Few Simple Minutes to College Prep Success


When I was younger, I often found myself getting stressed out by difficult math courses, remembering which classes I had, and trying to manage all of my assignments. I struggled to keep all of my due dates straight, my classes on track, and often forgot that it was important to have fun, too. However, I finally realized that as a student in a rigorous college prep program, I needed to implement simple, time-saving steps to ease into each week with barely any stress at all.

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Teaching Matters of Faith in a Private High School

February 12, 2016 by Brian Indrelie 0 Comments

Brian J. Indrelie, Th. M
, is the Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bradford Christian Academy.
Why Doubts and Difficult Questions Must Be Allies of Faith is his first in an ongoing series addressing the challenges of private high school educators in the disciplines of Biblical and Theologicial studies.

Installment 1: Why Doubts and Difficult Questions Must Be Allies of Faith

In an iconic episode of the popular television drama Lost, one of the most notorious characters, Ben Linus, reflects on a portrait of Thomas the Apostle. He recalls that at one point Thomas had volunteered to go to Judea to die with Jesus, and yet no one remembered him

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Being a Proactive Student in a College Prep School

February 12, 2016 by Heather Motiva 0 Comments

Let’s face it: In elementary and middle school, much of our academic responsibility falls on our parents…and, as students, we are thankful! However, as we get older, our parents will not always be there to pack our lunches, pick out our clothes, and ultimately make the majority of our decisions. As much as they would love to help in any way possible, our parents can’t do our schoolwork for us. In high school--especially at a college prep school--we have to establish a greater sense of personal responsibility.

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The Challenge of Private Christian Schools

Years ago I attended a meeting with fellow leaders of private Christian schools where one participant remarked that Christian schools ought to be recognized as the schools that provide the very best education available today. This educator’s comment sparked lively debate over what should be a Christian school’s top priority. Is it to raise children of strong faith, or to prepare students’ intellects for effective life, work, and cultural engagement? The fact that this question was debated signifies that many Christian schools emphasize faith development over intellectual development.
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