Welcome to BCA!

BCA is a recognized Massachusetts Department of Education private school. We are a member of the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools. We are located in the small, rural town of Mendon, Massachusetts.

Bethany Christian Academy features a Christian environment with traditional education and qualified teachers. As a Christian School, we provide an educational program from preschool through twelfth grade and are sponsored by and affiliated with the Bethany Community Church.

BCA is easy to get to from many directions. We are on Route 140 in Mendon, Masssachusetts, which is easily accessible from Interstate 495. We have students attending BCA from many surrounding towns.

BCA has a proven track record of academic excellence as well as a focus on developing quality character in our students. Our population is diversified and represents a variety of ethnicities.

We would love to have the opportunity to show you our school.

Cheri McCutchen
School Director

Mission Statement

Bethany Christian Academy is a program committed to a linking-learning approach to education. We understand that going from the known to the unknown provides a basis for new learning experiences. Our classrooms have many opportunities for hands-on education while still providing structure and high expectations. We believe every child should be the best they can be. It’s our job to equip them for that goal.

A special aspect of our school is the prevailing attitude of love, inspired by God’s love for us. BCA desires to prepare students for success in a world that needs people of integrity.

Statement of Faith

A. BIBLE: We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Bible is God’s instruction book for life.

B. GOD: We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

C. JESUS: We believe that Jesus Christ is God Himself and that He came to earth in the flesh, was born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life. He died a substitutionary and atoning death on the cross. He arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of God. We believe that He will return to this earth in the future.

D. MAN: We believe that God created man in His own image and that man, being descended from Adam, inherited a sinful nature and is totally unable to save himself from the natural consequences of sin.

E. SALVATION & ETERNAL LIFE: We believe that men and women are saved from sin through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation and subsequent eternal life is a gift of God received personally through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Eternal life is neither deserved by anyone, nor can it be earned by good deeds.

History & Higher Education

With each passing year we grow more excited about continuing our excellent tradition of providing an atmosphere where learning happens naturally.

BCA’s preschool program began in 1991 and continues to flourish. In 1992 the kindergarten was incorporated. With increased staff and expanded vision, 1993 ignited our program for grades one through six. Grades seven and eight were added in 1994, and the senior high program the following year. With each passing year we grow more excited about continuing our excellent tradition of providing an atmosphere where learning happens naturally.

BCA has continued to flourish into a school for all ages. Since the first senior high graduation in 1999, many students have continued with higher education and ministry opportunities.

Below are some higher education institutions attended by BCA graduates:

  • Asbury College
  • Becker College
  • Bellevue College
  • Bridgewater State College
  • Bryant College
  • CCRI
  • Dean College
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Evangel University
  • Framingham State College
  • Gordon College
  • North Central University
  • U-Mass Amherst Honors Program
  • U-Mass Lowell Honors Program
  • Southwestern Assemblies of God University
  • Liberty University
  • Nichols College
  • Nyack College
  • Pensacola Christian College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Zion Bible College
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • Worcester State College
  • Mass Bay Community College
  • Boston College
  • Paul Mitchell - The School
  • Rob Roy Academy
  • Emerson University
  • Anderson University
  • U-Mass Dartmouth
  • South New Hampshire University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Fisher College
  • Johnson State College
  • Westfield State College
  • Endicott College
  • Messiah College
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Philadelphia Biblical University
  • Honor Academy
  • Shorter University
  • New York University
  • South Florida University
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • US Marines School of Language
  • Trinity Bible College
  • Northeastern University
  • Boston University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • San Diego Master's Commission
  • Rockford Master's Commission
  • Sea Coast Master's Commission
  • Atlanta Master's Commission
  • Fort Myers Master's Commission
  • Wentworth Institute
  • New England Tech
  • College of St. Joseph