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American and Christian curriculums
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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 10 to 18
Boarding available
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Hammersteiner Str. 50 79400 Kandern, Germany

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Number of students

250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

62

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

High School, 50% home students and 50% boarding students

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

Average 12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English Language Learning available

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Google Classroom, Power Point, Videos, Projectors

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, BFA is set up and ready for virtual classrooms with video conferencing, Google Classrooms and Zooms.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The length of time required to complete the assigned homework will vary from child to child, but in general terms, students should expect to spend, on average, 1-1.5 hours working on homework each day (15-20 minutes per class on average).

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

For home students, no wait list. For boarding students, possibly, so prompt enrollment is vital to secure a spot in the dorms.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

BFA requires a complete application, school records, screenings, and student essays.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration opens Sept 1st and continues throughout the academic year for the following year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

For the 2021-2022 school year, 76% attend four year university, 11% attend a Gap year program, 7% attend Military and work, 6% Vocational School or other.

External examinations or assessments available

BFA offers the SAT and ACT, along with the AP International Diploma (APID) for students who pass the required AP courses.

Results in these examinations

SAT average 1185
ACT average 26
AP average 3.55

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Christian.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Non-Christian parents must sign a Statement of Agreement that they understand Christian values are taught at school.

School bus service available

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, The Discovery Program is our academic support program.

Learning support offered

The Discovery Program is designed to meet the specific needs of students who have been classified with a developmental delay or a specific learning disability. Rather than receiving tutoring or learning strategies to compensate for their areas of weakness, the Discovery Program provides intense language-based educational therapy that targets areas of weakness in memory, attention, auditory and visual processing, visual-motor skills, oral and written language, reading, spelling, and math. The educational therapy program is designed to improve academic performance and to enable students to become independent learners.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students can take advanced math classes and 15 AP courses are offered on our campus.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

School start time

8:40am

School finish time

3:40pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

National Honor Society, Student Council, drama, international service trips, choir, instrumental ensembles, field trips, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and cross country.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes.

Sports activities included

PE, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, cross country, and personal fitness.

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, outdoor multi-purpose court, and weight room.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

Boarding facilities, 5 private music studios, 3 science labs, 2 art studios, graphic arts room, gymnasium, auditorium, library, choir room, and two student centers.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Located in southwest Germany, Black Forest Academy provides quality, international, Christian education for students grades 5-12.
BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview.

Teaching approach of the school

BFA has a distinctly Christian philosophy of education, which strives to develop students intellectually, spiritually and socially. The program emphasizes a Christian worldview in which values, beliefs and attitudes are rooted in biblical teaching. BFA believes its educational program develops a biblical perspective on life so students can fulfill God’s purpose for their lives personally and vocationally.

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