cryinnocent_2007_03_21_10_23_03On Friday, October 16th, Mr. Perusse’s Advanced Acting students and the cast of Radium Girls will attend a performance of Cry Innocent in Salem, MA. Students will be dismissed from the high school immediately after lunch, and will return to the high school at 4:30 pm.

We are looking for 3 additional parent drivers. If you are interested in joining us, please email Mr. Perusse at

Please print the permission slip, and return the completed form along with payment ($10) to Mrs. Gilford no later than Wednesday, October 14th. The permission slip may be downloaded by clicking Permission Slip.

Donations NofNWith multiple performances this year, BCA’s Performing Arts program is looking for a few donations to help support our productions. If you are able to donate any of the following items, please drop them off at the rear entrance to the First Church of Christ Bradford at any time during school hours.

  1. Men’s and women’s clothing reminiscent of the 1920s and 1930s. Scarves, shirts, jackets, hats, etc.
  2. Clothing/wardrobe racks
  3. Hat stands
  4. A television to review rehearsals

parent_connection2The Parent Connection–the PTO group of BCA–is inviting parents to join them for coffee at Mann Orchards in Methuen on Monday, October 19 from 8:30 – 9:30 am.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and hear about the latest activities of the Parent Connection. There are always great ways to participate and become more involved in the school!

We hope to see you at this event!

report20cardJust a reminder that the first quarter will end on Wednesday, November 4. Report cards will be posted on Veracross for middle and high school students on Thursday, November 12.

On November 12, you will be able to view and print a copy of your student’s report card. To do this, please log on to the Veracross site, and next to your student’s name, select “Report Cards, Quarter 1.”

Please note that the Elementary trimester ends on Tuesday, November 24. 


BradfordChristianAcademyDRTicketElectronic10.26.15On Monday, October 26, please come and support our school at Uno Restaurant, 30 Cushing Avenue, off Rte 125 (located on the Haverhill/Plaistow border). Uno will donate 20% of your check to Bradford on dine-in or take-out lunch, dinner, and snacks!

Tickets are available by clicking here, or in the school offices. Please present your ticket to your waitstaff.

Please tell your friends and family, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at Unos!

lavida-slide_2013_01_08_10_05_53Ninth and tenth grade students and their parents are invited to attend an important LaVida informational meeting on Thursday, October 29th from 3:15-4:15 pm at the High School in Mr. Burgess’s room.

Mr. McGrath will have informational handouts and will discuss details of the trip. In addition, LaVida alumni will be there to share about their personal experiences and answer any questions.

washington dcBCA 7th and 8th graders are going to Washington, DC this year!

The trip is scheduled for June 6-9, 2016, and Mr. McGrath and Mr. Burgess are organizing the trip in coordination with American Christian Tours ( It will be exciting to experience our nation’s capital together!

To participate in this trip, there will be a mandatory meeting on Monday, Oct. 26th at 3:00 pm in the Lower School cafeteria. We will provide many details of the trip at that meeting, including trip cost and fundraising.

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 26th!


Northpoint Bible CampusProspective students interested in learning more about BCA’s high school are invited to the Academy Preview on Sunday, October 18.

During the 90 minute program, which runs from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, families and prospective students will meet some of BCA’s gifted and caring teachers, tour our facility, learn about our programs, and experience the enthusiasm of our students, learning and growing together at Bradford.

BCA’s current 8th grade families are encouraged to attend with their students to see the high school. Please spread the word and invite anyone you know who may be interested in BCA. Please call 978-373-7900 to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Parent teacher conferencesHigh School Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 14 and 15.

If you are interested in meeting with any of your student’s teachers, please contact BCA with your time preferences and the list of teachers that you would like to see. Conference appointments are every 15 minutes per teacher from 1:30 pm – 5:45 pm. Teachers are available during the school day if they have an open period.

Please contact Connie Gilford at 978-373-7960 or to schedule your conferences. We will try our best to accommodate your requests.

Gazette FB postPlease click here to check out our front-page article in the Haverhill Gazette, highlighting Bradford Christian Academy’s unprecedented growth and continued commitment to academics, athletics, and the arts!

Prom photosSay, “Cheese”!

It’s school picture time! The High School student pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 6th, and the Lower School student pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 7th.

Order forms and envelopes were sent home with students. Click here to download a copy of the order form. Please return the forms with payment on or before picture day. Students should bring their envelopes with them even if a picture order is not being submitted.

bball teams editedTis the season (almost!)…

Basketball, Cheer team, and Ski Team signups are now open on the website. Go to the Become a Sentinel page on the website and signup now for the 2015-2016 winter season.

You must complete the sign up form online. Forms and sports fees are due before the season begins.


Parent teacher conferencesLower School parent teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 7. Due to the conferences, there will be a half day of school and all students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed at noon.

If you are interested in meeting with any of your student’s teachers, please contact BCA with your time preferences and the list of teachers that you would like to see. Conference appointments are every 15 minutes per teacher from 12:00 pm-5:30 pm. Teachers are available during the school day if they have an open period.

Please email Briana Spohr at to schedule your conferences. We will try our best to accommodate your requests.

High School conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15. More information to follow next week.

next stop collegeOCTOBER SAT: Many BCA Seniors are taking their SATs tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 3. A letter with helpful reminders was handed to seniors yesterday and can also be found by clicking here.

PSAT: We still have some sophomores who have not signed up for the PSAT. The PSAT is on Wednesday, Oct. 14. All sophomores at BCA should take the PSAT. Registration forms were passed out again this week to any sophomores who had not signed up yet. Please pass these registration forms in ASAP if you have not already done so.

PARENTS OF JUNIORS AND SENIORS: An email was sent out today to email addresses on file to ask parents of Juniors and Seniors to fill out a brief survey. If you did not receive the email, please call BCA and ask to speak to Cheryl Thurston, or email The survey can be found here:  Junior/Senior Parent Survey 2015

SENIORS: All students considering either Early Decision or Early Action applications to a college have been asked to schedule an appointment with Ms. Thurston. If you have not yet done this, please come by her office and sign up for a time.

Seniors should have/be currently completing:
  • Finalized list of “Safety,” “Reach,” and “Probable” Colleges
  • A checklist of deadlines for application materials
  • Consider attending Open Houses or other events for prospective students at colleges on your list.
  • Register for the November SAT or SAT Subject Tests if you are planning to take them.
  • Be working on the college essay
  • Meeting with Mrs. Stevens or Ms. Thurston assistance with applications or career planning.

voice lessons Tiff Baxter

Bradford Christian Academy is offering private voice lessons on Fridays to all students ages 10 and older with Mrs. Tiffany Baxter, Upper School chorus teacher and music director. Mrs. Baxter holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington and has taught private voice lessons for over 15 years. In addition to Bradford Christian Academy, she is on faculty at Salem State University, The Waring School and The Fabulous School of Music. She has served as music director for a number of musicals on the North Shore and is the current president of the Boston Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).

Lessons are $30 for a 30 minute private lesson, and will be scheduled according to your student’s availability on Fridays. Interested Lower School families should contact Ms. Spore at, while Upper School families should contact Mrs. Gilford at to schedule their lessons.