For more than 40 years, Blue Grass Baptist School has provided a strong Christian education at a reasonable price to the Central Kentucky community.
BGBS offers a college prep curriculum that ensures that every student is prepared academically, spiritually and emotionally to face the challenges of the world at a tuition level that allows the opportunity to be available to more families.
“The school is a ministry for us,” said Lynn Watts, Technology Coordinator/Resource Teacher at BGBS.
“We look at Scripture with the students, we go to chapel together every Thursday, and we hold Bible classes.”
Founded in 1969 by Baptist pastors, the kindergarten through 12th grade school with 160 students offers more than just spiritual studies.
BGBS is accredited through the Kentucky Department of Education through the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission.
The school uses A Beka and Bob Jones Press curriculum in addition to a Kentucky- approved high school mathematics curriculum.
BGBS accepts students from all denominations and those who are unchurched.
In small classes — last year’s senior class had 12 graduates — students receive individualized attention.
It works. The average ACT score for high school students is 27, and 100% of the 2010 senior class attend some form of higher education.
A member of the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association, BGBS fields baseball, softball, boys and girls basketball, volleyball and cheerleading teams.
Students also are involved in student council, National Honor Society, a peer-mentor program and other organizations.
The school accepts foreign exchange students.
Watts’ family is currently hosting two 16-year-old international students — one from South Korea (Youngchan Jeon) and one from China (Tian Wu).
With all the school has to offer, the tuition is made affordable thanks to support from churches and private donations.
“The tuition is low because we view the school as a mission,” said Watts.
“We teachers go out of our way to make sure our students are prepared physically, academically and spiritually. We want them to succeed not just in the classroom, but in life.
“We want to make sure they are prepared to take on the challenges of life after graduation.”