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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Belvoir Christian Academy accredited?

BCA is currently accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education, the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Association (NLSA) and AdvancED.

Is Belvoir Christian Academy the same as The Lutheran School?

Yes. In 2006, The Lutheran School changed its name to Belvoir Christian Academy to more accurately reflect the area as well as its desire to ensure that families of all faiths and Christian denominations are welcome to enroll. 

The congregations of First Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church continue their support of BCA. Belvoir Christian Academy’s mission is to make disciples for Jesus through learning, loving and serving. Established in 1887, BCA is excited about moving forward into the next one hundred years.

What grade levels are offered at BCA?

BCA offers a challenging, age-appropriate academic curriculum for children in pre-K3 through eighth grade. The curriculum integrates traditional education with technology, while offering a family-oriented, Christian environment.

We also offer infant and toddler care through our Christian Children's Center, also housed on the school campus. The Center is open year-round, weekdays 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., closed only for major holidays.

How early/late may I drop off/ pick up my children?

BCA offers an Extended Care Program for families who need care for their children beyond regular hours. For students in kindergarten through eighth grade, students may arrive for early care at 7 a.m. Children will have early care in the cafeteria and are dismissed to their classrooms at 8 a.m. After school care is offered until 6 p.m. as well. 

Infants through Pre-K4 students may arrive as early as 6:30 a.m. and may be taken directly to their classrooms. All students, infants through eighth grade, must be picked up 6 p.m. Please refer to our late pick-up policy

What athletic opportunities are available?

BCA is a member of the Independent School Conference. Athletic opportunities are available for 3rd - 8th grade students and include volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, cheerleading and track. 

Are extracurricular activities available?

A variety of extracurricular activities are offered including individual piano and voice lessons, dance, gymnastics, baton, Tae Kwon-Do, drama and an after-school art program. 

Does BCA offer summer camp programs?

BCA partners with Angela's Angels & Athletes, directed by Ernie Meyer and his son, Tyler and other staff members, to provide a summer camp program that is filled with weekly field trips, many hands-on learning activities as well as Bible and computer classes. The camp is open to boys and girls in rising kindergarten through rising eighth grade and is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Tyler Meyer at 423.280.5589 or visit our Summer Camp page.

Summer care is also available for children ages Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 with operating hours of 6:30 a.m to 6 p.m. each weekday. Hours for infants, Pre-K1 and Pre-K2 continue year-round, also 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed only for major holidays. 

Please note that the summer pre-K programs are designed to primarily offer summer fun activities. School year curriculum will be offered once the school year begins in mid-August and will continue through the end of May. 

What is the dress code?

BCA has a standardized dress code for kindergarten through eighth grade students. The dress code policy does not apply to students in pre-school. Students are expected to dress modestly and be well-groomed during school hours. 

Appropriate attire includes:

  • Shorts, pants, skirts or jumpers in khaki or navy (or the approved plaid for skirts/jumpers)
  • Solid color Polo shirt of any color, with no logos or emblems other than the Belvoir Christian Academy logo
  • Solid color sweaters, sweat shirts and turtlenecks may also be worn with the Polo shirt collar visible above the top of the sweater/sweat shirt collar

Further details regarding the dress code policy are provided in the BCA Family Handbook.

I have returned my application. What is the next step?

After applying for admission, our Admissions Director will work with your schedule to set up a time to have your child complete an assessment with the teacher of the rising grade (required for kindergarten - 8th grade). Following the assessment, families may need to meet with the teacher to go over test results, and finally, they will meet with our principal to go over school procedures and policies. For more details, contact the Admissions Director at 423.622.3755, ext. 12 or [email protected]