Berean Baptist Academy ultimately desires to produce Christian adults who embody certain characteristics. We use the acronym G.R.A.D.S. to articulate these characteristics. We believe that all Christians should be growing disciples, responsible citizens, academically excellent, be able to discern truth, and possess a willingness to serve others.
Berean Baptist Academy's mission is to assist the parents of Berean Baptist Church, the greater Fayetteville area, and our global partners in the formation of Christian students through an education focused on responsible citizenship, academic scholarship, and servant leadership, all for the glory of God.
Berean Baptist Academy holds the vision that our students, as adults, will recognize that they are called by God to their chosen career fields and will be committed to proclaiming Christ while living a life that embodies our core values.
Our Core Values
Berean Baptist Academy's core values are God-like love, absolute truth, moral excellence, and unity of the Spirit. Each value helps Christians to respect people as image bearers of God and to seek their reconciliation with God.
Absolute Truth is the basis of honesty and integrity. Absolute Truth is derived from the Greek word Aletheia. It applies to our speech and our actions. It compels us to take ownership of our mistakes, and it drives us in our studies. Christ embodied truth and told Pilate before His death that he came to bear witness to the truth and all those who are His hear the truth. This fact is why we listen to the voice of truth in every area of our studies.
God-Like Love is an unconditional love that never waivers. The Greek word Agape, which we translate as love, means a love that transcends. When we love one another, we can practice patience. When we love one another, we can forgive wrongs. When we love one another, we can look beyond ethnic, economic, regional, or national differences. When we love one another, all men will know that we are Jesus' disciples. This type of love is one of the reasons BBA hosts one of the most diverse student bodies with students from all over the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Moral Excellence is sometimes translated from the Greek word Arete as virtue. Virtue is doing what is right no matter the situation. For us, moral excellence builds on the concepts of truth and love. When we know the truth, and when we love God and people, we will do what is right. We will seek to assist other people. We will perform all of our tasks to completion and the best of our abilities. We are not willing to take shortcuts and underperform. This character trait is one of the reasons that BBA students and alumni hold a good reputation as hardworking, dependable citizens in our community.
Unity of the Spirit comes from a Greek word Henotes, which means "as one." We have a Preschool. We have an Elementary School. We have a Middle School and a High School. We are not four schools. We are one; We Are Berean Baptist Academy. Our students go to many churches, but we are one academy. We come from many families, but we are one academy. It is the unity provided by the Holy Spirit that allows us to be many members in one body. It is why we can say, "Whether, at home, church, or school, we are called by Christ. We are committed to proclaiming Him, because no matter where we are, we are Christian."
Ultimately, Berean Baptist Academy operates on the Kingdom Education principles that recognize that it is the parent’s responsibility to educate their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. However, BBA leadership does not take lightly the delegated role granted to the academy and seeks to provide Christ-centered, holistic educational practices predicated on Luke 2:52.
Our Position as a Religious Organization and Private Academy
Berean Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. As a private school, BBA considers academic performance in its admission and retention decisions; however, BBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.
BBA will, as a religious organization, exercise its prerogative to neither commence nor continue employment, admission, enrollment, or other category of BBA representation or participation if it is believed by BBA that so doing will cause confusion about, conflict with, or compromise BBA’s mission to disciple students by providing a distinctly Christian education from a Christ centered worldview. This policy will be applied to all BBA affairs, including all contracts, programs, activities, facilities, publications, and events.