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Bill Rice Christian Academy

Private | K-7 | 91 students

We are best known for knowledge and character.


Living in Murfreesboro

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $145,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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Posted April 26, 2014

I can not imagine a better place to teach than at BRCA. We are encouraged to focus on training the whole child. We thoroughly teach the academic subjects, but we also focus on character and manners helping the students develop skills that will allow them to be successful and a blessing to others throughout their lives. I love how our students are kind and generous toward each other and the parents are very supportive. I am privileged to work and minister at BRCA.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 11, 2014

We love Bill Rice Christian Academy. The mission statement sums up our experience this year... BRCA's purpose is to train each student in the knowledge and character of God and equip each student with an excellent, disciplined education. Our expectations were exceeded.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 8, 2014

One of the best Christian Schools in the country & it needs money for expansion. In addition to the regular academics - they also stress Obedience - Respect - Diligence - Integrity - Responsibility - Discernment - Thankfulness - Kindness & Service to others.

Posted April 8, 2014

This is the finest school in Rutherford County! I've been in many teachers from different schools over my years & no other compares to BRCA's teachers. We have the best faculty, and I'm so grateful to be a part!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 8, 2014

Great school and part of a great ministry for over 60 years. This is school they way it ought to be.

Posted April 8, 2014

BRCA is a huge blessing to our family. Despite all of the false philosophies and doctrine that is being taught in any schools today, I know what my children are learning is based on the what the Bible says. The standards have been set high for learning as well as character. In my opinion, there is no better school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 9, 2014

BRCA has been such a blessing to our family. At our first visit I felt such a sense of peace. Our child has been there almost a year now and she loves it! The staff is loving, kind,sincere, and very efficient. They are there because they love what they do, but most importantly they love God. We also love the curriculum they use. We highly recommend BRCA.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2013

BRCA's existence relies on good families. A Christian school operates "in loco parentis"--in the stead of parents. Students are only borrowed for a while each day to enforce the parent's training of the child at home. Good character cannot be manufactured. It is a priceless result only a godly family can instill in a child. The manmade school only acts in the place of that God instituted family for the family was created much earlier than the first school. How strong is BRCA in academics and character training? Only as strong as the families she has.

Posted October 27, 2013

BRCA is a wonderful school! We feel blessed that our children are in such a great atmosphere that focuses on character. Each staff member is very caring and there is a great sense of community at BRCA. We are thankful for this school and the impact it has on our children and family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 24, 2013

This sweet school has teachers who truly care and are completely dedicated to not only their academics but their character.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2013

The families in this school are so loving and supportive of me. I appreciate the fact that they reinforce what has been taught at school in their home. I have been teaching in this school for 15 years and know I am truly blessed.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 18, 2013

My school is Bill Rice Christian Academy. My children have been attending school at Bill Rice Christian Academy for five years. They have received an excellent education as well as being taught daily character training. My k5 child was reading words by the second month of school and reading books by Christmas. The teachers are outstanding and go beyond the call of duty. I am so thankful for their sweet spirit and their heart for teaching. My three children have tested a grade or two higher on their SAT testing. I am thrilled with the education my three children receive from Bill Rice Christian Academy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 18, 2013

This school fits perfectly with our family! I am such a fan !The teachers are how you would want teachers to be and then some!! ,There are genuine friendships amongst the kids in all grades and most important - the kids get to study the holy BIBLE! This school has such a sweet spirit! The ranch feels as though time has stopped--it brings you back to a time when GOD was allowed in school and prayer was ok. I began the beginning of the school year dreading that our child was going to leave us 5 days out of the week to be in school. I was fighting the urge to cry because I didn't want her to be without me and me without her. After the tour of the school and PTO, I had a joy in my heart that took away my worry.I knew that GOD wanted her here and he is right! She is in Kindergarten and within weeks she is sounding out words to read, she has memorized a handful of scripture, she can write her name in cursive and she knows so many bible stories!Her favorite part of school is recess!! She gets to see horses on site and run around and act like a 5 yr old should!The school is a gem in the rough! I am so blessed that my child is surrounded in the environment that BRCA provides!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 13, 2012

I couldn't be happier with our experience this first year. My 5 year old is writing in cursive and reading well, and she only attends for half the day! I'm also impressed by her increased maturity, displays of godly character, and overall enthusiasm for learning.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 4, 2011

BRCA has been a great experience for our son in Kindergarten! The teachers are highly qualified yet kind and the education is excellent. We love the safe, Christian environment and leadership at the school. Our son loves it and we do too. We highly recommend BRCA.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 12, 2011

BRCA has been such a blessing to our son and to our family! It's an excellent school. The teachers and administrator are very caring, creative, and are wonderful role models for the students. We couldn't ask for anything better! We love Bill Rice Christian Academy!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2010

BRCA has been a blessing to our children. they love going to school and we are at peace that they are in a safe christian environment under the guidance of concerned and loving staff. The small size of the school aids in good discipline and order and personal interaction between student and teacher.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 13, 2010

Both of our sons have attended BRCA since Kindergarten. We could not be more satisfied, not only with the education they have received, but also with the character traits they have learned. This is a great school with a great staff. We plan to send our next two chldren when they are old enough to go.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2010

If you are a parent wanting your child to not only have the best academic experience, but to know and grow in the Lord, please, please, please, check the school out. No written description can do it justice. My son has been there for five years now and I thank God every day for the miracles and blessings we have experienced through it. He is not only getting a superior education, but has developed godly habits, attitudes and character which has made my job of parenting, so much easier! I am very proud of and thankful for what BRCA has fostered in my child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2009

I absolutely love BRCA! Sending my son to BRCA was the best decision I ever made. He learned to read books, the bible, and write in cursive in kindergarten. He has many close friends and he loves his teachers. The principal is very kindhearted and sincere. The entire faculty treats each child with love and kindness regardless of race or religion. The small classroom size almost guarantees success for your child. I highly recommend this school to all parents looking for the best possibilities for their children.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nathan Reeves
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Baptist
  • AACS
Fax number
  • (615) 898-0656


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Traditional
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Good Shepherd's Children's Home
  • Publix
  • Kroger
  • Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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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
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • At Bill Rice Christian Academy, your child will receive knowledge and character. Each student receives an excellent, disciplined education. Each student also develops character. Other schools focus on sports or fine arts; we focus on character. Character is doing right apart from outside influences (anticipated gain or possible punishment). We produce academically strong young people who desire to do right on their own by obeying God’s principles.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
School-based aid
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627 Bill Rice Ranch Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
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Phone: (615) 893-2767


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