Over the last 10 years, Smart Start has become Bowling Green’s premier early childhood provider, serving hundreds of children from birth to 5 years of age and preparing them for graded school. This purchase continues Smart Start’s impressive growth. Smart Start will operate the purchased facility under the name “Smart Start Christian Academy”, continuing the gospel based early childhood education previously provided by BGCA’s preschool program.
BGCA will celebrate its 25th anniversary this upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Having begun in 1994 as a regional, independent and interdenominational Christian school, BGCA will continue to independently operate its graded program and continue its vision of providing a high quality and affordable Christian education.
“BGCA has been blessed with tremendous growth and success with our preschool program”, said Bill Pharris, BGCA President. “As we approach our 25th anniversary, we recognized an opportunity and calling regarding our graded program. Our desire is to further our ability to provide affordable Christian education that understands ‘true wisdom comes from the knowledge of God’. The sale of the preschool is consistent with this calling, as it will allow us to focus exclusively on this calling and our mission – ‘To provide students a Christian education that encourages commitment to Jesus Christ, academic excellence, high moral character, and service to others’. ”
Smart Start Christian Academy is ecstatic to be able to follow in the footsteps of BGCA. At this new facility, we will continue to provide excellent early childhood education to families who desire to have their little ones taught curriculum that is based on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Smart Start Christian Academy is also excited to inherit a warm and loving management team and teaching staff, and we look forward to a bright and strong future.
Bowling Green Christian Academy has been our home for six years. The teachers are top-notch, most with master’s degrees in their area of teaching. My daughter is learning the traditional school subjects, taught from a Christian perspective. Our family has made friends that will last through eternity. We love our school.
I was a long time student at BGCA and I am still proud that I went there! I am now 22 years old and my faith towards God and life, in general, is amazing because I learned the essentials in that school!
BGCA sees us as partners in my child’s education. We also have the assurance that the teachers will teach all subjects from a Christian perspective. The teachers care for each student and see them as created for a divine purpose. They help direct them in that direction every day.