WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
LOCATED IN KANDERN, GERMANY
WE ARE BLACK FOREST ACADEMY
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IMPACTING THE WORLD FOR CHRIST
Black Forest Academy is an accredited international Christian school for grades 5-12.
Since 1956, it has been our privilege to provide a quality education for like-minded families seeking a strong and globally-minded Christian education for their children, partnering with and empowering Christian workers and initiatives around the world.
We are a launching pad for students attending universities across North America, Europe, and Asia. As a school community, we are made up of both boarding and day students. Our boarding program has a rich decades-long legacy of partnering with families in caring for their children.
Our campus and boarding homes are located on the southwestern edge of the Black Forest. Kandern is a small picturesque town surrounded by forests, rolling hills, and dozens of hiking trails. We are only a short drive from both Switzerland and the Alsace region of France.
A FAMILY’S STORY
WE ARE ALL THE HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST
“We sent all five of our kids to BFA. Each of us has our own set of hands, yet we are all involved in the same work: getting the Gospel out to the last-to-be-reached people. We are so thankful for BFA and its link to our work here through providing such a great education and caring environment for our children.”
EQUIPPING THE NEXT GENERATION
We are developing the next generation through a challenging school program that develops critical thinkers and learners who are prepared to influence their world through Biblical thought, character, and action. BFA offer a U.S. High School Diploma and a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses which can open doors for students seeking further education abroad. We are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Middle States Association (MSA). All of our classes are in English.
We are committed to helping all students under our care succeed. Our ELL program and Discovery/Resource programs offer supplemental language support, specialized instruction, and educational therapy.
For elementary age students, BFA partners with a local German Christian school to provide a bilingual Christian education for students grades 1-4. This innovative partnership is called Christliche Schule Kandern (CSK).
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CORE & ELECTIVE
LIFE AT BFA
WE ARE HOME TO THE WORLD
It takes a village to raise a child and BFA is no exception. As a boarding school community, memories and friendships are forged here that will last a lifetime. Life at BFA is immersive, driven by faith, and full of opportunities.
Our students can get involved in dozens of co-curricular activities. Each year we welcome new students coming from every country, education system, and culture imaginable. Our heart is a community where they are surrounded by staff and peers who build them up and give them courage to try something new.
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A FAMILY’S STORY
WELCOMED INTO THE FAMILY
“As a family we are blessed that our daughter gets to be a part of the BFA family. Yes – Family.
That’s how we feel. It’s amazing how helpful and proactive every staff member we’ve interacted with has been. Our daughter has always been dealt with, with so much of love and grace and along the journey she’s made some amazing friends for a lifetime!”