Bloomfield Christian School had its inception as Christian Leadership Academy in 1993 as five mothers met to pray for God’s leading in starting a Christian school. That first year and a half was spent in prayer and preparation as schools were visited from Virginia to Texas to Idaho.
In September of 1994, Christian Leadership Academy opened its doors to eight students. By the end of the year, there were thirteen students in five different grades. In 1996, CLA began to add the secondary program and graduated its first class in 2000.
In 2013 the school moved to its current facility on Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills. Subsequently, the name was changed to Bloomfield Christian School in January 2015.
Bloomfield Christian strives to operate as a servant to the family under the assumption that the education of young people is the responsibility of parents and the immediate family rather than that of the State. BCS provides a Biblical-based curriculum and teaches subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center.
In conjunction with the Biblical emphasis, Bloomfield Christian School follows a classical and Christian educational model as described in the following books and articles: The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers; Repairing The Ruins, edited by Doug Wilson; The Seven Laws of Teaching, by John Gregory; and Recovering The Lost Tools of Learning, by Doug Wilson. Please view our list of resources on classical and Christian education as well as the video link to learn more.
Although academics have always been the main emphasis at BCS, an extramural sports program was started in 2001 and continues to grow. BCS now supports basketball, volleyball, cross country, and baseball teams as well as an active Student Council.