Bell Shoals Baptist Academy
Welcome from Bell Shoals Baptist Academy
Thank you for your interest in learning more about Bell Shoals Baptist Academy, a PreK though 8th Grade, private, christian school located in Brandon, Florida.
Our Early Learning Center is committed to partnering with parents to make learning a joyful and positive experience and must meet our age guidelines. For our Jr. Kindergarten through eighth grade students, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy offers a Christ-centered academic program designed for students with average and above average academic ability.
Admission is based on selective criteria that include standardized test scores, prior school record, recommendations, evidence of good character, and a possible interview. The Admissions Committee will review each application. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, financial assistance programs, athletic or other school-administered programs. All students are accepted on a trial basis during the first grading period (30 days) before placement becomes final.
Visits or tours of the Academy are always available. If you would like to schedule a tour and visit our campus in person click the schedule tour button below and our registrar will be in touch with you.
Registrar, Brandon Campus
813-689-9183 ext 259
Application Process Overview
Application Process Overview
- Submit completed Online Application and application fee Online Application is for Brandon campus only, not Apollo Beach.
- Submit the following by uploading in the application:
- Birth Certificate
- 680 Immunization Record
- 3040 Physical Form
- Report Card
- Educational Testing Results, if applicable
- Schedule Student Placement Testing
- Scholarship Application with FAST ($41 fee) (not required)
Enrollment Fee: A per student non-refundable or transferable Enrollment Fee, is due upon enrollment to reserve each student's place at BSBA. VPK ONLY students who are using a State of Florida Voucher are exempt from paying the Enrollment Fee. All other VPK students will pay the Enrollment Fee. The voucher must be applied for and submitted to guarantee enrollment.
VPK Voucher: The Florida Department of Education, Office of Early Learning provides free vouchers for families to enroll age appropriate children in VPK programs. The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program is a free prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before Sept. 1 of the year they would enter the program. Parents of 4-year-olds with birthdays from Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 may postpone enrolling their child until the following year when they are 5. To apply for the voucher you will need proof of Florida residence and proof of child's age. VPK Voucher Application
Notification: After your enrollment packet is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. At any time, you can re-access Online Enrollment through your ParentsWeb login to print the supplemental enrollment forms or a PDF copy of the completed enrollment packet.
Admission at Bell Shoals Baptist Academy is based on selective criteria that include standardized test scores, prior school record, recommendations, evidence of good character, and a possible interview. The Admissions Committee will review each application and notify students of their acceptance. All students are accepted on a trial basis during the first grading period (30 days) before placement becomes final.
Testing: BSBA administers an entrance exam ($50 fee) to determine success in our program and academic readiness or placement for kindergarten – 8th grade.
Interview: After the completion of the entrance exam, the Admissions Committee may require an interview with the student and at least one parent. All new middle school families will meet with the administration.