While it presents itself as a Christian school the teachers are not necessarily Christian. Plus most of the kids that attend there are taught they are better than others by their parents and the teachers. Any type of volunteering that is done there is only for the benefit of school and how it will look to the public. Even the recent feed the hunger pack-a-thon was not to benefit poor and needy children in foreign countries but the money that was left over after paying feed the hunger went to the school to help build the new high school building. The newspaper came and took pictures and made it look like they were doing something great, when in reality it was a fundraiser for the school.
Mrs. Carroll a third grade teacher is fabulous, committed to teaching an educating. Mrs. Atkins (3rd grade) is great, calm, sweet, loving. All of the K-5 teachers are good and Mrs. Wrenn (1st grade) is also wonderful, fair and calm. Mrs. Johnson (6th grade) is terrific, loves the students and loves teaching. These teachers represent Christ the best way they know how. They deliver fair, unbiased, loving, quality education to the children. If the whole school was like them it would be great. Unfortunately, it isn't.
Some of the teachers are good others are not. We have had some wonderful experiences and then some terrible experiences there. Not all teachers have a teaching degree. The Middle School teachers seem to be the worst overall. Not every one of them but many of them. One of the teachers is on her cell phone all day instead of teaching the students. The current High School Spanish teacher does not have any credentials that I am aware of. She is loved by most students because she calls them names like princess and queen and brings Starbucks to class. She posts pictures of the children on her personal instagram account without permission from the parents. She also gives out answers to tests. Of course the children love her! Does that mean she is delivering a high quality education? Absolutely not!! Administration is aware that she has given out answers to tests but chooses to ignore it.
Most grades are inflated to make the children think they are smart. In addition, the bar of education there is very low. When children leave BCA to go to public schools they are behind and make poor grades. It is sad that the tuition is so high there but the quality of education is so poor.
I have worked at BCA for 23 years, but have been associated with it for 25 years. My oldest daughter started in the K4 class in 1990, and attended BCA until 2000 when she graduated from the 8th grade. That was the highest grade BCA had at that time. My youngest daughter was able to attend BCA's high school and will graduate in June 2016. Both girls received an excellent education that prepared them for college and also for life. More importantly, they belonged to a "family" at BCA of teachers and other staff that loved them and encouraged them every step of the way from preschool to graduation. I wouldn't take anything for the time my daughters, and I, have had being a part of BCA's family.
I sent all of my children to BCA. Each child has their own experience. Each child made live long friends. I still have teachers and staff memebers call and talk to my children. I love that BCA is a family.
BCA is such a caring community! The parents and teachers work well together. There is a bond that carries for years, even after the students have graduated. The positive influence shows from administration to teachers to other staff members.
I am the parent of three children and have been at Burlington Christian Academy for 14 years. My children had excellent SAT and Advanced Placement scores and were admitted into the best universities in the state. I am convinced as a Christian and former public school educator that there is no better place in the community for my children. There is no perfect school but the teachers and staff at Burlington Christian Academy are teaching and leading with superb academic knowledge and with the love of Christ in their hearts.