International Students

A World-Class Education


Thank you for your interest in Bradford Christian Academy. Choosing a high school is an important step on your path to a successful future. At BCA, we are committed to developing students who are fully ready for college and to helping our graduates gain admission to a college that is a good fit for their academic and career interests.

To achieve this outcome, we focus intensively on rigorous academics and comprehensive college planning. We also immerse our students in an engaging school community that includes deep friendships, dynamic co-curricular programs, and service in the wider community.

Over the years, we have seen the positive impact of a BCA education in the lives of our graduates who regularly tell us that their years at BCA shaped them in essential and lasting ways. BCA is truly a place where you can grow and belong as you prepare for your future.

We look forward to welcoming you to BCA!

Amy Maranville
Director of Admissions

Bradford Students Come from Around the World!

BCA offers excellent, college-preparatory education to students from around the world. Our current and past student body includes students from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and New Zealand. International students comprise twenty percent of BCA’s student body from year to year.


Bradford Offers Exemplary Academics

BCA uses small class sizes to get big learning results. Students work to acquire the knowledge and skills they will need for engagement in our 21st century world. As teachers provide instruction in math, science, reading, writing, history, Bible, and world languages, they are also teaching critical thinking, analysis, use of technology, effective communication, and collaboration. In addition, students work directly with our International Student Coordinator and receive individualized tutoring and mentoring as part of their standard schedule.

Academic Highlights:

  • Over 90 classes at the Advanced Placement, Honors, and College Preparatory levels
  • Certified as an AP Capstone Diploma school by the College Board
  • Student-to-teacher ratio of 8 to 1; average class size of 16; total enrollment of 115
  • BCA students outperform their peers on national standardized tests
  • Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • BCA received an “A” rating from and is currently recognized as one of the 50 best Christian high schools in America by


Bradford Offers Customized College Planning

College Guidance

BCA prepares students for admission into the most distinguished colleges and universities by giving them a highly customized college guidance experience. Utilizing a premier career and college readiness program, students identify their unique interests, discover compatible careers, and plan high school and college academics to achieve their goals. BCA helps students develop compelling and competitive college applications, resulting in 100% of BCA students gaining college admission. SAT test preparation and college planning are part of the school’s curriculum.

Bates College
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University Brown University
Case Western Reserve University
Centre College
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Cornell University
Connecticut College
Drexel University
Dickinson College
Emory University

Gettysburg College
Grinnell College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Indiana University
Northeastern University
Olin College of Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
St. Olaf College

Syracuse University
Tufts University
University of California (all campuses)
University of Colorado
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

I came to BCA because I knew the importance of an American education, and I wanted to be close to Boston. As an international student, BCA was just what I was looking for. I value the individualized attention I receive from my teachers and the support from my fellow students. In addition to the strong academics, I have loved the opportunity to become fully involved in every part of my school community.

Jiahao Feng, Class of 2020

Bradford Provides English Language Learning and Tutoring at No Additional Cost

International students must acquire English language proficiency as they study all academic courses in English. BCA offers individual and small group English Language Learning classes and tutoring in academic classes as a required part of our program for international students. These additional services are included in the tuition cost.

Bradford Fosters Extraordinary Connections

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At Bradford Christian Academy, international students are an integral part of our school community. Through academic advising and a compassionate and inspiring group of faculty and coaches, BCA knows how to make international students feel welcome. International students are fully immersed in all that our school has to offer: participating in athletics, the arts, and on-campus clubs and activities. BCA partners with all students, providing an individualized education in a supportive school environment that allows every student to become extraordinary.

Bradford Students Have Easy Access to Boston, Massachusetts

Located just 30 minutes from Boston and only four hours from New York City, Bradford Christian Academy is conveniently situated in the heart of all that New England has to offer. The student experience at BCA is enhanced by our close proximity to Boston with its world-class universities; its cultural, historical, and arts opportunities; and its vibrant urban environment. BCA students enjoy easy access to Boston via two train stations in Bradford/Haverhill with trains departing from each station for Boston’s North Station thirteen times daily. From North Station, students have access to Boston’s subway and bus system and to Logan International Airport.

A Bradford Education is Affordably Priced

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Tuition for international students for the 2024–2025 academic year is $22,000 for grades 6–8 and $27,200 for grades 9–12.  Tuition covers all academic coursework, tutoring, International Student Life Coordinator, participation in arts and athletics, and books. There is a one-time application fee of $150 for all applicants. Bradford Christian Academy does not award scholarships or financial aid to international students. International students are responsible for paying housing, transportation, field trip fees, and any applicable fees to third party agents.