Schedule an Admissions Tour
The best way to learn more about Bell Shoals Baptist Academy is to come check us out! Bell Shoals Academy is a private christian school with ages 2's through 8th grade. We have two locations. Our Brandon campus offers an Early Learning Center for Pre K 2 - VPK and an Academy for Jr. Kindergarten - 8th Grade. Our Apollo Beach campus offers an Early Learning Center for Pre K 2 - Kingergarten.
Tours are scheduled Monday- Friday
Children are welcome on tours.
Application Process Overview
- Submit completed Online Application and application fee
- Submit the following by uploading in the application or submitting directly to the school:
- Birth Certificate
- Report Card
- Educational Testing Results, if applicable
- Schedule Student Placement Testing
- Scholarship Application with FAST ($41 fee) (not required)
Enrollment Fee: A per student non-refundable or transferable Enrollment Fee, is due upon enrollment to reserve each student's place at BSBA. VPK ONLY students who are using a State of Florida Voucher are exempt from paying the Enrollment Fee. All other VPK students will pay the Enrollment Fee. The voucher must be applied for and submitted to guarantee enrollment.
VPK Voucher: The Florida Department of Education, Office of Early Learning provides free vouchers for families to enroll age appropriate children in VPK programs. The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program is a free prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before Sept. 1 of the year they would enter the program. Parents of 4-year-olds with birthdays from Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 may postpone enrolling their child until the following year when they are 5. To apply for the voucher you will need proof of Florida residence and proof of child's age. VPK Voucher Application
Notification: After your enrollment packet is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. At any time, you can re-access Online Enrollment through your ParentsWeb login to print the supplemental enrollment forms or a PDF copy of the completed enrollment packet.
Kindergarten | Elementary | Middle School
Testing: BSBA administers an entrance exam ($50 fee) to determine success in our program and academic readiness or placement for kindergarten – 8th grade.
Interview: After the completion of the entrance exam, the Admissions Committee may require an interview with the student and at least one parent. All new middle school families will meet with the administration.