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About Us

I lift my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from? 

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip - He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you - the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121

Bent Mountain Christian Academy is devoted to a Christian worldview in all aspects of the academy, from the combination of classroom subjects and settings, the individualized scheduling for remediation or advancement, to the regular outdoor activities and picnic days. Bible, academic classes, and the twice-daily outdoor-centered physical education are some of the required subjects for all the students. The basic foundational skills are emphasized in all grades (math, phonics, spelling, handwriting, and reading). Children are individually tested for placement in reading and math.

Field Trips
Once or twice a month, field trips are planned for Tuesdays. Through the field trips, some of the things students experience include culture, geography, travel to various geographic regions of Virginia, Agriculture, creation, art, music, government, history, science, drama, team building skills, college campuses, different vocations, architecture, historic dining, historic re-enactments, tools and skills, and camping.

for all ages are offered for 5 months each year, and twice each week for high school students. The following are some of the potential electives for the 2016-17 school year: art, choir, cooking, etiquette, gardening, instrumental music, needlecraft, sign language, Spanish, and typing. Generally, parents and grandparents are invited to help and participate in the school activities and elective days.

The following are possible electives for the 2016-2017 academic year:
  • Architectural drawing
  • Art
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Etiquette
  • Gardening
  • Instrumental Music
  • Needlecraft
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Typing

BMCA is fully accredited by the National Private Schools Accreditation Group (NPSAG), and is an affiliate of Renewanation. Renewanation has been most beneficial to our academy from the early planning stages. They have provided encouragement, motivation, networking for events, advice, mentoring, contacts, and grants. BMCA is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

With six years successfully completed, BMCA has expanded to include all grades Kindergarten through the twelfth grade level.

Staff and Students
The Bent Mountain Christian Academy's Christian staff members are dedicated to teaching the students. Our student-teacher ratio is 8:1. The student body is made up of children from both Christian and non-Christian homes.

The original intent of the group of community members was to continue a community-supported school on Bent Mountain, emphasizing a Christian worldview. The Lord expanded our vision, however, bringing students and teachers from four counties and from up to 50 miles away to be a part of the rural Bent Mountain Christian Academy. In the fall of 2014, BMCA found a new home in Roanoke City inside Calvary Memorial Church on Colonial Avenue across from Towers Mall.

Future Goals
The short term future goal for BMCA is to gain access to more of the remodeled facilities of the church building, with all of its amenities. Long term, some of our goals are to maintain combined classrooms with low student/teacher ratios and to have enough interested students to form organized sports teams, but more importantly, to see the Lord's Hand at work within the hearts of the students, families, and staff of BMCA.

Mission Statement
The mission of this academy is to be used by God as a steady instrument to draw the hearts of students and their families, friends, and community members to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is the intent of BMCA to train up educated students with a Christian worldview with goals to someday be productive and informed community members and leaders, and to become honorable parents of their own families to undergird a godly society.

The academy provides preparation for college and vocations through academic excellence. All of the educational and recreational programs at BMCA are designed to develop the student's positive self-concept in all aspects of life: spiritually, intellectually, physically, morally, emotionally, and socially.

Educating Leaders for Life, for Liberty, and for the Lord

Academy Scripture
Psalm 121

School Colors
Red, white, and navy blue

Building and Grounds
BMCA is located inside of Calvary Memorial Church on Colonial Avenue, across from Towers Mall. Each classroom is heated with electric heat and is carpeted. There is a courtyard area for the students to be outdoors at lunchtime and area for the students to run and play. The students have access to a "gym" area indoors, and volleyball and basketball areas outdoors.