Black Forest Academy
|Black Forest Academy|
|Type||Private international boarding school|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Protestant Christian|
Black Forest Academy (BFA) is a private coeducational boarding school serving grades 5 through 12. BFA’s mission is to provide a quality, international Christian education that equips students to influence their world. The high school campus is located in Kandern, Germany. The intermediate school, serving grades 5 through 8, is in a nearby village.
Black Forest Academy offers an international college-preparatory program, leading to a fully accredited US high school diploma. Students have the opportunity to take Honors and AP courses, as well as dual-credit courses available through BFA’s online learning program.
BFA has a wide range of co-curricular opportunities for students including music and drama programs, athletics, service opportunities, the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Model UN. Jackson Stewart, a Black Forest Academy student, was the 2015 International History Bee and Bowl European Champion in the Junior Varsity age group of the International History Bee's European Division - BFA routinely competes in IHBB regional and championship level events. BFA’s guidance department helps students with the college planning and application process. In addition, BFA’s campus is a site for PSAT, ACT, SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) testing. BFA offers academic support services for students through the Discovery Program and has an ELL (English Language Learner) program.
Over half of BFA’s high school students come to live in dormitories during the school year. BFA’s Residence Life program has several dorm houses located in and around Kandern. Surrounded by forests and farmland of southern Germany, these residences are a safe place for students, many of whom have parents working in difficult regions. Dorms are staffed by dorm parents and resident assistants who partner with parents in the important task of preparing students for life after high school.