Berean Academy (Kansas)

Berean Academy
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201 South Elbing Road


United States
Coordinates38°03′00″N 97°07′40″W / 38.050022°N 97.127728°W / 38.050022; -97.127728Coordinates: 38°03′00″N 97°07′40″W / 38.050022°N 97.127728°W / 38.050022; -97.127728
School typePrivate, School
MottoScholars || Disciples || Citizens
Established1946 (1946)
K-6 PrincipalJoni Nord
7–12 PrincipalJason Wine [1][2]
Head of schoolTad Nuce
GradesPre-K to 12
Campus size40 acres (16 ha)
Campus typeRural
Color(s)  Blue
SloganActs 17:11
AthleticsClass 2A[3]
Athletics conferenceHeart of America[2]
Team nameWarriors
AccreditationAssociation of Christian Schools International

Berean Academy is a private Christian school in Elbing, Kansas, United States, and serves students of grades K to 12.


Berean Academy was founded in 1946.[4][5] It began with fifteen students in grades nine and ten, but quickly expanded to include grades nine through twelve.[6]

The academy was established as a Mennonite school, but in 1966 it dropped its Mennonite affiliation to become an interdenominational Christian school.[6]

By the 1970s, Berean Academy's enrollment was 300 students. Today, Berean Academy includes grades K-12 and has an enrollment of about 336 students.[6]


Elementary students meet weekly for chapel. The school has guest speakers from area churches and communities are invited to make presentations to the students. Many missionaries on furlough share at elementary chapel as well as former students, pastors, and parents.[citation needed]

Junior and senior high students meets twice weekly for chapel. Administrators and faculty take turns sharing in chapel. The school brings in outside speakers which include community pastors and youth pastors, missionaries, and college representatives. Student ministry teams lead worship frequently and summer missions reports are given by students.[citation needed]


Berean Academy is classified as a 2A school and is a full member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The school participate in the Heart of America League.[7]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "Berean Junior/Senior High". Archived from the original on 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ a b "School Search - Elbing-Berean Academy". Kansas State High School Activities Association. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ "KSHSAA School Classification List" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  4. ^ Berean Academy; Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.
  5. ^ Zion Mennonite Church; Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.
  6. ^ a b c VanDyke, Jim. "Elbing, Kansas: A condensed history". Archived from the original on 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  7. ^ Berean Co-Curricular Programs

External links

  • Official school website
  • Elbing city map, KDOT
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