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Berean Christian School

Private | K-12 | 340 students

Our School is best known for our family atmosphere and great academics.
 
 

 
 

Living in Knoxville

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $86,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 10, 2014

It is so comforting to know that my children are held to a higher academic standard than most schools in the area. Combine that with a loving, Christian atmosphere and you have more than just a school, you have an extended family. The students and faculty alike truly care about one another and pray for each other, as well. The Bible isn't something that is just taught, but is integrated throughout the entire experience at Berean. From math and science, to PE and art, everything is seen and taught from a Christian worldview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Wonderful school. Have children in 7th and 4th grades. There will be no child left behind. That isn't a slogan; it is the truth. The teacher's are invested in the children. They aren't held back from truly teaching and being engaged due to bureaucracy. We've experienced both public and now private school and would not trade the experience at Berean. We look at it as an early investment in their education and lives. Praying other families will be blessed by Berean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

If you are looking for a safe, loving, Christ-centered home for your children with strong academics, caring teachers and an inclusive student body, Berean Christian School is right for you. Our two children have attended Berean for the past seven years and have had a wonderful experience. I feel they are being prepared for the future mentally, socially and spiritually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Berean has been a good choice for our children. The faith based education is unsurpassed in this area. My favorite thing is that if I ever have a concern or a question, all it takes is an email or a phone call and I get an immediate response. When I have met with teachers, they always pray with me and for me and my family. Berean has been a true blessing to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

I have a 5th grader and Pre-k student at Berean. I have been nothing but thankful for the environment and education my children are receiving. Safety and student growth are in the for-front of the administrative staffs mind. EVERY teacher has been Godly and full of Grace with our children. So thankful to be a part of the Berean family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

Berean is a great school. I looked at allot of Christian schools before deciding on Berean. The teachers genuinely care about the students. Christian education is very important and the academics are are far more advanced than public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

WE have two children at this school. They have the best teachers around who not only do an awesome job teaching the children academics but also do an awesome job of teaching them about God. I love this school!! I can't imagine my children going anywhere else. The faculty as a whole really love and care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

I graduated from Berean in 2010. My high school education enabled me to win a full scholarship at a competitive college. I am a rising junior, and I am pleased to say that Berean more than prepared me for college level classes.


Posted March 22, 2012

Our three children love Berean - the teachers, the staff, and their fellow students. The students love and support one another better than any school I've ever seen. Academically all three of our children are far ahead of where we would have ever expected them to be. I would recommend Berean to any of my friends or family for their own children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

Berean was just such a blessing in my life for the seven years that I was a student there and it continues to be a blessing in my life today. The teachers and the administration are so helpful and friendly. You can tell that they really care about the students. Its an easy place for students to be accepted and be a part of the community. The fact that Berean has been a running school for thirty years and has never had more than 400 students K-12 is not a negative thing. Its a positive thing. Reason being is because this small enviroment allows students to build personal relationships and community with their peers, recieve extra help from teachers if needed, and grow in their faith. At the end of the day what makes Berean great is that the challenge students academically and spriitually, but in a loving and caring christian enviroment. Its a great school for parents to send their kids to.


Posted March 22, 2012

Our five children all went to Berean and it is top-notch academically and all subjects are taught with a Christian world view. Spiritual thinking is not just tacked on, but a part of the fabric of what Berean is all about. I can whole-heartedly endorse it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

Wouldn't send my kids anywhere else! They love Berean. They have gotten a very high quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

Berean has an amazing staff, supportive parents and a "small community" feel. We love it there and have enjoyed watching our daughter grow emotionally, spiritually, and academically. I would highly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

I attended BCS from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and then entered public high school. I could not have been farther ahead of my new classmates academically. BCS not only strives for academic excellence, it achieves it. A direct correlation can be seen between the excellent teacher-student relationships at BCS and the output in student's character, demeanor, and academic achievement.


Posted December 9, 2009

We feel so blessed to have been led to this wonderful school. Our children are thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Terrific Godly staff and college-prep level work. Our children have been transformed coming from public education. We love Berean!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

Thsi si a fantistic school! Great faculty and administration. Wonderful emphasis on character development, spiritual growth, and academics. We are so very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 69%
Asian 1% N/A
Black 1% 25%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 25% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 75% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Tennessee
Lee University
Bryan University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • George Waller
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • clongnecker@bereanchristian.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Dual Credit college courses
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Berean Christian School has been serving families for more than 30 years in the greater Knoxville area. Before you make a decision regarding where to send your children, you owe it to yourself to schedule a tour of our school!
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Tennessee
Lee University
Bryan University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 25%
4 year college - 75%
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2329 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914
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Phone: (865) 521-6054

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