The Second Largest Christian School System in the World: An Expert's Perspective

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is the second largest Christian school system in the world, with more than 7,800 schools, colleges, and universities, and over 87,000 teachers and 1.68 million students. It is the largest Protestant Christian school system in the world, operating in more than 100 countries and enrolling 1.3 million students. The North American Division's Office of Education oversees 1049 schools with 65,000 students in the United States, Canada and Bermuda. The BCA has a renowned high school choir that has made two traveling tours and participates in the Rhode Island Music Educators Association competition annually.

The school is a member of Christian School International, Northwest Christian Schools International and the Washington Federation of Independent Schools. The Eastern Orthodox Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also run Christian schools in the United States. Rocky Bayou Christian School's enrollment has grown from 22 students in 1973 to more than 750 in grades K3 through 12. Covenant, established in 1993, has a campus of 18 acres with 45,000 square feet of classroom space. It is affiliated with the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of the South, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, the College Board, the Texas Non-Public School Association and the International Association of Christian Schools. In addition to providing a spiritual haven for K-12 year olds in Barrington, the school is attended by international students from South Korea, China and Vietnam. The school organizes seminars for families on topics related to forming a Christian family in today's world.

It is a member of the Arkansas Activities Association and students can participate in 14 different sports. Covenant participates in athletics through the Texas Private and Parish School Association (TAPPS) and offers soccer, volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, track and field, golf, tennis and baseball. High school studies are classical in nature and typical academic courses are offered along with art, theater, journalism, Latin, logic, rhetoric, music, physical education, Spanish, technology and theology. ACSI serves 5300 member schools in approximately 100 countries with an enrollment of nearly 1.2 million students. This second largest Christian school system in the world has consistently surpassed the national average across all demographic groups while preparing students for college so they can lead successful lives as Christian adults.