These families were seeking to found a school which operated as a servant to the family, believing that the education of young people is the responsibility of parents and the immediate family not the State. They desired a program which provides a biblical curriculum where Scripture is central and subjects are taught as parts of an integrated whole.
In September of 1994, they opened their new school under the name Christian Leadership Academy. When the doors first opened, CLA had eight students enrolled. By the end of the year, there were thirteen students in five different grades. Two years later, CLA began to add the secondary program, subsequently graduating its first class in 2000.
Seeking a permanent location, the school moved in 2013 to its current facility on Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills. In 2015, CLA changed its name to Bloomfield Christian School.
While academics have always been the main emphasis at BCS, the school added an extramural sports program in 2001, which now supports basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, and baseball teams, as well as an active House system.