Christmas TreePlease join us for our Christmas Celebration Concert on Friday, December 12th!

The concert will be held at the First Church of Christ (10 Church Street, Bradford, MA) at 7:00 pm with free admission. Our elementary, middle, and high school students have a wonderful program to share with parents, family and friends.


Grades 1-4 Chorus:
Call time: 6:45 pm. Upon arrival, please find Mrs. Ballentine
Wardrobe: Dress clothes, Christmas colors preferred

Grades 5-8 Chorus:
Call time: 6:15 pm
Ladies: Dress clothes—dresses, skirts, fancy tops; black and white with added Christmas Colors
Men: Dress shirts, slacks, shoes; dark on bottom, light or Christmas colors on top

Middle School Band:
Call time: 6:30 pm
Wardrobe: White shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt; ties for the men

High School Show Choir:
Call time: 6:15 pm
Ladies: Long black skirts or traditional black pants, “spirited” top
Men: Black pants, white collared shirt, “spirited” top

High School Dance:
Call time: 6:15 pm
Please arrive in costume, hair-and-makeup ready

High School Praise Band:
Call time: 6:15 pm
Wardrobe: White shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt; ties for the men


Christmas TreePlease join us! The BCA Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 12th at 7:00 pm at First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street in Bradford.

All Elementary and Middle School students will be performing, and our High School Praise Band, Dance Team, and Chorus will also be featured.

Please join us for an exciting night of music to celebrate the Christmas season!

See you at the concert!


AthleticsSentinel athletics is happy to announce this year’s coaching staff for middle school basketball. Coach Rich Shellene will be returning as our boys middle school basketball coach. Coach Shellene has been coaching with the program for a few years now, and we are looking forward to another great season.

For our middle school girls basketball program we have a new addition, Coach Lauren Kranyak. Coach Kranyak previously played four years at Gordon College and was team captain her senior year. She played for our varsity girls basketball coach, Coach Chomic, and she will do an excellent job of preparing our middle school girls to move up into the varsity program.

In closing, just a few reminders: waivers and sports fees are due as soon as possible, so please be sure to get those in.
Practices for both teams begin on Monday, November 24th from 3:00 – 4:20 pm at Cedardale.
Also please continue checking the athletic page on the website as we are working to add our coaches bio’s and their contact information.

wreathOn Monday, November 24th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, wreaths from our Parent Connection fundraiser will be available for pick-up.

The distribution location will be at the Ward Hill Common located on M Street just down the street from the Lower School.

Thank you for your participation in this important fundraiser!

parent_connection2The Parent Connection–the PTO group of BCA–is inviting parents to join them for a cookie swap! This informal gathering 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!

The cookie swap meeting will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 pm at the home of Michele Ohlson, 110 Bridle Path, Methuen.

We hope to see you at this event!

TP 38--Middle School VerticalPlease join us for our Beyond the Books Tour!

Our Beyond the Books events are designed to give parents, community members, and prospective new families insight into our mission and hear from real Bradford students who are the future leaders of our community. We encourage all parents to attend a tour and think about bringing someone you know who may benefit from hearing about the life-shaping work that happens here everyday.

Our next scheduled tour on Wednesday, December 3rd at 8:30 am on our Lower School campus at 97 Oxford Avenue. We hope to see you at a tour soon!

xmas ballBradford is having a Christmas dance for high school students on Saturday, December 6th from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Roma Restaurant, 29 Middlesex Street, Bradford.

Tickets are $18 per person and are on sale at the high school office. A selection of hot and cold appetizers will be served.

The dress is semi-formal and guidelines are as follows: young men may wear a dress shirt, tie, slacks (no jeans or shorts), shoes, and socks. Young women may wear a skirt (or dress pants) and blouse, dress or suit, and dress shoes. Dresses must be regulation length and may not expose lower backs or have low necklines.

Bradford students may bring a high school guest to the dance. Please see Mrs. Gilford for a guest permission slip. Money for tickets and permission slips are due by December 2nd.

new logo flash storeNew Sentinels designs just in time for Christmas gift giving! Get Sentinels hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, and more! Parents and students can order several different Sentinels branded items in our Flash Store sale.

Please click here to access the Flash Store. Click on BCA’s team icon and sign in using the following username and password (case sensitive):

USERNAME: Bradford
PASSWORD: Sentinels

Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 16th and will be shipped to the school by December 11th.

Roller_SkatesOn Monday, November 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm, come lace up your skates and join your friends and the entire Bradford community for a night of fun & fellowship!

Please come and support the school as we raise funds for the middle school.

Tickets are $10 per person or $40 max per family. Skate rentals are $3 each. Families may purchase tickets at the door.

We look forward to seeing your family at Skateland!

325130BasketballParents and student athletes are invited to a “Meet the Coaches” meeting on Wednesday, November 12th at 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held in Mr. Burgess’s room at the high school.

Parents and athletes will have an opportunity to meet the basketball coaches and learn about the upcoming season and team expectations.

Go Sentinels!

happy-thanksgivingBradford Christian Academy’s National Honor Society is partnering with Common Ground Ministries to provide meal baskets to the less fortunate and hot meals to the homeless during the week of Thanksgiving.

We will be holding a food collection drive at the lower and high schools from Wednesday, November 12th through Friday, November 21st. There will be boxes marked for this collection in the front hallway of both schools.

If you would like to help in this effort, these are the specific items that are needed:

  • Boxes or Bags of Prepared Stuffing
  • Canned Corn or Carrots or Yams
  • Boxed Quickbreads or Muffins
  • Bags or Cans of Nuts (walnuts, cashews, peanuts)
  • Canned Gravy (turkey gravy is preferred)
  • Tins of Cookies or Candy

If you have any questions regarding this effort, please contact Connie Gilford at

Thank you for your help!!!

showtimeBradford Christian Academy is proud to present its second-annual Lower School production: The Adventures of Rose Red. The production will be directed by seniors Alex Gilford and Vincent Cantone, and produced by Matt Perusse, Director of Performing Arts.

Performances will be held on November 6th and 7th at 7:00 pm at the Ward Hill Church, 63 L Street, Haverhill. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Limited seating is available, so please come early!

We are eager to once again showcase the talent of our Lower School students, and look forward to another entertaining production!



operation_christmas_childLet’s get into the spirit of giving! The Parent Connection is once again sponsoring Operation Christmas Child here at Bradford.

Students received information today on how you can “stuff a shoebox” and make a difference in a child’s life this Christmas. All shoe boxes are due back to either the Lower School or High School by Friday, November 21st.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, please click here.

hikeThe Outdoors Club is off on another adventure!

The next activity will be a NH hiking trip on Saturday, November 8th. For specific information about this trip, please click here. Students must turn in all of the forms below and payment by Tuesday, Nov. 4th in order to participate in this activity.

Also, on Saturday, November 22nd, the Outdoors Club will visit the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield.  This is a beautiful property where we will walk several of the trails, feed chickadees from our hands, and have a photo scavenger hunt in small groups.  There are several outdoors club members signed up already signed up, but there is plenty of space for this event to have additional participants!  Sign up, turn in any forms (release and permission slip are one-time paperwork for club activities), and pay $15 by Wednesday, November 19th to join the group!   Please click here for more information or see Miss Moreau for details about this trip and the Outdoors Club.

Interested students must complete the following forms and pay a $75 deposit.


wreathThe Parent Connection is organizing our Annual Wreath Fundraiser to raise money for the Back to School Picnic next summer.

Fresh balsam wreaths measuring 14″ from Rogers Spring Hill Farm are available to order. Wreaths can be ordered plain ($12) or with a handmade bow ($16). Forms and money are due back to school by Friday, November 14th. To print an order form, please click here.

The student with the highest wreath sales will win a $25 Visa gift card!

Wreaths will be available for pick up at the Ward Hill Common on Monday, November 24th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.