Berean Academy (Kansas)

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Berean Academy
Berean Academy Kansas Logo.png
201 South Elbing Road [1]
Elbing, Kansas 67041
United States
Coordinates 38°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 type Private, School
Established 1946
Superintendent Terry Tilson[citation needed]
CEEB code 170860 [2]
K-8 Principal Stuart Busenitz [3]
High School Principal Galen Unruh [4][5]
Head of school Emir Ruiz Esparza
Athletic Director Galen Unruh [4][5]
Grades Pre-K to 12
Gender coed
Campus size 40 acres
Campus type rural
Color(s)      Blue
Athletics Class 2A[6]
Athletics conference Heart of America [5]
Mascot Warrior
Accreditation Association of Christian Schools International
Affiliation KSHSAA

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


In 1946, Berean Academy was founded at the south end of Elbing.[7][8] Although it began with fifteen students in grades nine and ten, it quickly expanded to include grades nine through twelve.[9]

The academy was established as a Mennonite school, but in 1966 it dropped its Mennonite distinctives to become an interdenominational Christian school.[9]

By the 1970 Berean Academy had an enrollment of 300 students. Today, Berean Academy includes grades K-12 and has an enrollment of about 260 students.[9]


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 and the Central Kansas League (track).[10]

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