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Open Bible Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 240 students


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Posted May 14, 2014

This school has some real issues. First, I find it lacking in cleanliness. Some of the teachers are excellent, but many are average at best. I'm disappointed in it and my child will not be returning in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 14, 2014

I love the teacher that my child has now, but am leaving because I do not like some of the teachers that she will have in the coming years. Parents are not heard when they have concerns and brushed off.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 6, 2014

My son is attending OBCA for Junior and Senior years . We love the school he is receiving a great education . The teachers , staff and Headmaster truly love and care about all students and their families . The teacher to students ratio help all the students to thrive and succeed. We are blessed to have found OBCA . My son has character ,integrity and is now on the Masters list .
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Posted January 17, 2014

I have 3 children attending Open Bible for the past 10 years. I am so happy to have them there. The teachers truly care about each and every student. The Headmaster really tries to get to the heart of each child. My oldest will be graduating this year and attending college in the fall. I would highly recommend OBCA to any family looking for a quality Christian education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 17, 2014

We moved our children out of the Harford County Public School System to Open Bible. On her first day, my second grader came home so happy because her teacher gave her a hug and told her that she loved her. The quality of the teachers make all the difference in the world! Its four years later and my children are thriving. It's easy to do when you are in an environment where you know you are loved!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 15, 2013

This school has gone downhill over the years. It is like public school with Bible class. It is time for new administration.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 8, 2012

My son has attended this school for two years now. I wouldn't even think of sending him somewhere else. They care about every student and the teachers and students have personal relationships. They are not just numbers. The Headmaster knows every student and respects them as individuals. They have made adjustments for my child because he is very gifted so he continues to be challenged. I love this school.
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Posted August 19, 2010

We are starting a new year at Open Bible. I am excited and a bit aprehensive. The people at OBCA are nice and it does have a christian atmosphere but the academics come second to the christian aspect of school. I love them there but I think the kids could be pushed more academically....
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2010

My family was fortunate that our daughter was able to attend OBCA for her last two years of high school. What a blessing that was! After attending public high school, a weight was lifted off our shoulders when she started at OBCA. The teachers are amazing as well as the staff and headmaster. They only want the best for the students and will work with the student and parent to help the student succeed. OBCA provides a loving, caring and safe atmosphere for all students to learn and grow spiritually, academically and personally. There are many extra curricular activities for the students to choose from. I only wish that we would have sent her to OBCA sooner.
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Posted December 31, 2009

i have atended this school now for almopst 4 years and will be graduating this year. i have watched the student body grow physicaly and spiritually! it is great to have a personal relationship with my teachers as well as many of my fellow classmates and underclassmen. yes the school has become crowded but there is still plenty of room to grow. and the teacher who leave have had personal probles which has cause our headmaster to ask them to leave for our own good. i went to public school for many years and have also been homeschooled and to be honest there is minimal bullying in the school. nothing like what is in public school. my family has struggled to make the tuition due to many personal problems and i was going to leave the school and they encouraged me to stay this is an amazing school family
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 15, 2009

My child loves it there. I love it because with the struggle with the economy caused us to get behind with payments. Most schools would immediately dismiss your child. Not this school they keep our son (who is african american) focused and progressing forward academically. While working with us in patience and in love which took a big strain off our shoulders . Our son never missed a beat they kept him on point in love. I am not a member of this church but you would not be able to tell. My entire family is greeted with love and hugs the same as everyone else. They show Gods love to everyone .
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2009

This school is overcrowded and full of bullies. It also caters only to one group of people leaving many others feeling insignificant. The environment is chaotic. The students more or less run the school. The principal obviously has no idea what he is doing. I do NOT recommend this school to anyone.
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Posted April 28, 2008

My children have been attending this school for 2 years and all I can say that I praise God that they are! I have never seen such fellowship in a school before and Open Bible sets the benchmark. No matter if you are in K5 or 12th grade, the 250 students currently attending are like one big family. My children are excelling in their classes and MUCH attention is being paid so that they are getting the proper Christian education. I have read earlier (negative) postings about OBCA and all I can say is they are completely non-existent today. Their Drama and Music department is second to none. I would encourage everyone to see what this school is now doing and don't hesitate to send your children there! God is moving in great ways at OBCA!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2008

I think the school is good about communicating with parents and helping children excel. My son loves going to school and is learning a lot more than he would if he were enrolled in a public school.
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Posted October 26, 2007

I know I am not a parent, but I am a recent graduate...I absolutely loved my time spent at Open Bible. All of the teachers there are wonderful. You can tell how much they truly care about each and every one of their students. Now in college, I haven't had any problems. I feel fully prepared for anything the teachers throw my way. I know this is because of all the training, both academically as well as spiritually, that Open Bible has given me. This is a great school to send your children to. They try to instill in all the students there the love of God for each of them and how important it is to have a personal relationship with HIM. They have definitely made a huge difference in my life! :)
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 31, 2007

This is our second year at OBCA. It is an excellent school with great values and teaching of the perfect will of God. If you want a Christian education for your children with great teachers, faculty and students, this is the place for you. Besides the fact that they are extremely affordable.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 28, 2007

I am a parent at Open Bible, my children have been attending for 3 yrs. Open Bible is growing in leaps and bounds. God is truly blessing them. All staff is returning there is not one teacher leaving. As for the sports, they have boys and girls soccer, middle school and varsity volleyball, boys and girls basketball, they have a newspaper club, chess club, photography club, student government, yearbook elective, handbells, praise band, drama club, weightlifting, home ec, woodshop, etc. what more could we ask for? My children have never ever mentioned bullying or fighting going on at OB. I can't say enough about how much I love this place. Just remember no school is perfect!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 24, 2007

Something is fishy about a school that cannot keep its teachers. My child has had to re-adjust again because another left this school in mid-term. Therefore, I cannot endorse this school!
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Posted February 13, 2007

You go OBCA! This school year has been one of the best since my children have been enrolled! Enrollment is up and there is a reason for that. Administration continues to care about our children & extra curricular activities are at an all time high! Just walk through the halls and check it out yourself, the students look happy! If what you want for your child is a Christian education, I strongly recommend this school. I feel very comfortable leaving my children in the care of these teachers & staff. We looked at several schools before landing here. What a blessing!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 20, 2006

I cannot endorse this school. Although there is a 'no-bullying' policy, bullies continue to run this school.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 42%
Black 14% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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