“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Junior Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy believes in educating children not only academically but also spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally thus keeping with our mission to provide a Christ-centered education. Academy students are taught in a classroom setting using a variety of teaching methods so that each child can develop their individual skills and talents. We use a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on activities that reflect God as the source of all knowledge, truth, and understanding. It is our vision to address the individual needs of our students and to maintain an active learning environment.

Our Bell Shoals Baptist Academy elementary teachers endeavor to provide a cheerful, pleasant learning atmosphere and strive to train students to excel in academics, fine arts, as well as athletics, while fostering a biblical worldview through all aspects of the program. Every effort is also made to promote a love of learning and a love for our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The elementary program at the Brandon Campus provides a strong, core curriculum of Bible, math, reading/phonics, grammar, spelling, history, and science. Our students also participate in a variety of special classes such as art, music, library, computer, and physical education.

Elementary Highlights
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Science Experiments
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • Music & Art Presentations
  • Fun Run
  • ACSI Spelling Bee
  • ACSI Math Olympics
  • ACSI Creative Writing Contest
  • Field Trips

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Below is an overview of the Elementary subjects.


“He is to read [God’s Word] all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees." 
Deuteronomy 17:19

With different types of learners in mind, teachers instruct in small reading groups as well as whole class activities. We give individual attention to your child’s specific reading needs, regardless of their reading ability level.

Your child will become excited about reading as he/she develops in fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Leveled readers, iPad, centers, and a variety of games and activities will keep your child motivated.


“We write this to make our joy complete.”
1 John 1:4

We integrate our writing throughout many areas of our curriculum.  Our second graders will learning cursive writing. Written communication skills including spelling and English will enable them to write meaningful pieces for a variety of purposes. 


"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

Our students learn important concepts in the areas of life, physical, earth, and space sciences and how they relate to God’s design. They engage in various fun hands-on experiments and activities.

Social Studies

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 
2 Chronicles 7:14

We teach the biblical foundation of our country, and we celebrate the diversity between other nations of the world. Through the study of our nation's geography, history and the biographies of many great Americans, students will gain an appreciation for the Biblical foundation of America.


“You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” 
Deuteronomy 25:15

 ABeKA math curriculum and a variety of manipulative and hands-on activities are used to teach skills such as computation, time, temperature, money, measurements, graphing, and algebraic thinking skills. Memorization of multiplication facts and applications are employed in the higher grade levels.


"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

We teach God’s truth explicitly and integrate it into each subject daily. The students experience praise and worship each Monday during our chapel time. Throughout the year, students are also given the opportunity to give back to the community in our various mission projects.

Special Classes
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Computer
  • Physical Education
  • Media/Library