What year was Berean Christian School founded?
The school was founded in 1980 and since then, we’ve grown to include two campuses that house grades kindergarten through 12.
Is Berean Christian School accredited?
Berean is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia (formally known as AdvancED). We are also a member of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA).
What qualifications are required of Berean teachers?
Does Berean Christian School have Chapel as well as Bible classes?
We believe this is an important part of Christian education and that is why both campuses have a chapel session once a week. The lower campus has a chapel in the auditorium on Wednesday mornings for grades K-5. In addition to chapels, the lower campus classroom experience includes studying the Bible in a daily curriculum as well as Biblical integration into each academic subject. The upper campus (grades 6 through 12) has chapel every week on Fridays and small “Breakout Groups” on some Fridays as well. The upper-level students are also enrolled in Bible classes and learn subject matter that has been Biblically integrated.
How does Berean encourage students to strive for excellence?
Will my child’s security be a priority at Berean Christian School?
Yes. Both our school’s campuses are closed, meaning all doors are locked with only one way into the main school area. The lower campus has security cameras and all visitors must enter the school through the main office. We welcome families and individuals who wish to see our facilities or learn more about our school, but we recommend making an appointment prior to visiting.
What is Sycamore?
Sycamore is a school web-based system with a web interface where parents and students can keep up with individual class assignments and grades via the computer. Berean Christian School has a Sycamore specialist available to help parents navigate this process throughout the year. For more information about Sycamore, contact the school office.
What are the school hours?
The school office is open until 4:00 p.m.
Where can I find more information about procedures and policies at Berean Christian School?
The Parent-Student Handbook is available on our website, along with school calendars, and contact information for teachers. You can always contact either the main office at 521-6054 ext. 200 or the upper campus office at 521-6054 ext. 400 with any questions or concerns that you might have.
Do you offer a hot lunch program?
Do your students receive scholarships for college and what are the names of some of the colleges where graduates typically attend?
Does Berean provide standardized testing for students?
Our students in grades K-8 take the Terra Nova Achievement Tests each spring. This is only one of several tools used to measure academic achievement. Students in the 10th and 11th grades take the PSAT each fall. The test is required for juniors and is strongly recommended for sophomores. We recommend ACT and SAT test-taking beginning in the spring of the junior year. Berean guidance counselors provide students and parents with information about registration and preparation for these tests.
Does Berean Christian School offer training in technology?
Technology is a priority for the school. For the 2021-2022 school year, the device to student ratio will be 1:1, utilizing iPads (K-4) and MacBook Airs (5-12).
Does Berean Christian School offer an athletic program?
Yes, our Eagle Athletic Department, which is very popular in this region. At the upper campus level, students may participate in volleyball, cross-country, golf, basketball, swimming, and soccer. As part of the TSSAA Division 1, we are able to co-op with Gibbs High School to offer football, baseball, softball and track, and field. We are proud of our teams and support them as much as possible during their playing seasons.
Does Berean offer a Fine Arts Program?
We have an extensive Fine Arts Program serving both campuses in grades preK-12. We produce several productions each year that will feature every grade level. We do full-scale plays or broadway musicals for 5th Grade, Middle School, and High School. In addition to Christmas and other worship events, we provide an on-campus private music studio. Every student is provided an opportunity to explore their gifts through Berean Fine Arts.
Does Berean Christian School have a scholarship program or offer financial aid?
We have a financial aid program available on a limited basis. To find more information about financial aid, check out the Tuition and Financial Aid section under the Admissions tab on the school website.
Is Berean sponsored by a church or denomination?
Berean Christian School is sponsored by Berean Bible Church, a nondenominational church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Many different denominations are represented by students who attend the school.
What are the steps to enroll a child at Berean Christian School?
To apply for enrollment, parents or families must submit an application packet and registration fee. We require a personal interview is required for students and parents entering Berean in grades K-12. You can learn more about admissions details under the Admissions tab on our website.
What is the age requirement to enter kindergarten?
To enter kindergarten at Berean Christian School, children must be five years of age before October 1.
Does Berean Christian School offer after-school care?
Yes, there is an after-school program on campus offered through 5th grade. After school hours of operation are 3-6 p.m. daily. The after-school program is open on teacher and staff in-service days but closed on major holidays. You may contact the school office at 521-6054 for more specific information