By Rachel Mari
“Becoming Confident Christian Ambassadors”—for 40 years, that has been the motto behind the ministry of Bergen County Christian Academy to students in Northern New Jersey.
Located at 15 Conklin Place in Hackensack, NJ, Bergen County Christian Academy (BCCA) enrolls approximately 120 students each year in preschool through high school. BCCA provides a 5-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio and also offers full music and sports programs. Some of what is offered includes: middle school and high school soccer, middle and high school basketball, and middle and high school volleyball. Saturday youth soccer and basketball programs are also held in the fall and spring. Programs are designed to enhance learning while meeting the spiritual, moral, emotional, and social needs of each student.
“Impacting the next generation for Christ and providing hope for them are two of the greatest privileges I have as the principal of BCCA,” said Principal Mrs. Linda Horn. “More than ever, our students need biblical answers to the questions they are asking and to be the leader of a team that is providing not only academic excellence, but spiritual guidance as well, is a most rewarding responsibility. Ministering to the entire family is also a relational approach I enjoy having as we partner together for the students.”
Founded in 1973 as Hackensack Christian Schools, a ministry of First Baptist Church of Hackensack, the school was reestablished as Bergen County Christian Academy in 2016. The academy is a part of ACSI (American Christian Schools International) and NNJCSA (Northern New Jersey Christian School Association). In addition, BCCA is a member of the Metro Christian Athletic Association (MCAA) and accepts international students through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP and I-20).
When asked what has kept the school vibrant for so many years, Horn responded, “The prayers of the faithful people to a powerful God, who continue to want BCCA to be a beacon of hope for future students.” In addition, she stated, “There are so many avenues of service for our students to the larger community of Bergen County and its diverse cultures.”
Upcoming special events at BCCA include: a Kindergarten Open House on Feb. 27 and Exhibit Night on March 27, 7 p.m. For those interested in becoming a part of the mission of BCCA, opportunities are available to support the school’s tuition assistance program (TAP) and sponsor current or new students. The school also welcomes assistance with planned science lab updates and building renovations.
For more information, contact the school’s admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit bergenchristian.org, or call (201) 487-7212.