If you are home-educating your teenagers and don't want to teach EVERY subject, you've come to the right place!
Our group includes families from throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Some students just take one course; other students take a full day or two of classes.
Our 2021-2022 Class Schedule
will be finalized soon! Each class will meet for one 90 minute session per week, on a Wednesay or Thursday.
We will definitely have the following classes:
8:30 Wed. World History
10:00 Thur. English Lit
We will probably also have a Chemistry class
We may offer Intro to Drawing, Acting, and Anatomy.
Click around to read about interesting classes, excellent teachers, and happy parents connected to our group. Check out our FAQ page, and feel free to contact us!
"Academic Challenges, Caring Teachers, Great Friendships--Just What We Needed!"
"I so appreciate Bristol Academy. The work of the teachers and leadership team benefited our son so greatly these past few years.
The course offerings have been just what we needed to supplement our homeschool program. The instructors have been “top shelf” people (yes, EVERY one of them), well educated and knowledgeable in their subjects, good communicators, and truly compassionate and caring individuals that our son has come to love, as well as respect.
The class location has been convenient, clean, safe and appropriate; the structure of the group is well thought out, planned, and executed with an emphasis on Christian values.
Lastly, the smiles, friendships, shared loved/concern/hopes for each of our students (as well as their families) has been beautiful.
What a wonderful experience Bristol Academy has been for our family. As we, at our home, move into the “college years,” we do so with fond memories of these high school years shared with all of our Bristol Academy friends, and will miss each of them. The experience of being a part of this group has been beautiful in so many ways for us.
We have noted an amazing amount of student growth in our son since enrolling with Bristol Academy; particularly in regards to more in-depth subject matter interest, source exploration, and report writing. He has become more self-challenged than ever before, which has been great to see.
We hope Bristol Academy continues to grow, and attract students/families desiring this wonderful Christian environment for richly learning and growing. We will be praying for the students, teachers, and leaders of this education ministry. Bristol Academy is helping raise the next generation of Christian adults, parents, leaders, and yes, educators!"
--Michael & Nancy (Lisa) Mumpower, whose son graduated in 2019
ABOUT BRISTOL ACADEMY
Bristol Academy offers rigorous classes taught by highly qualified teachers to home-educated teenagers.
Classes offered vary from year to year and cover subjects such as English, History, and Science. Visit our Class Schedule page for a complete listing and schedule of upcoming course offerings.
Class size ranges from 5 to 15 students. Our instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects. You can find out more information about them by selecting their name under the Instructors menu above.
Interested in registering for one or more classes? Go to the Registration page for all the information and forms you will need to register by mail or in person. The Calendar page contains all the important dates for Bristol Academy.
In August of 2014, we renamed our group Bristol Academy and began meeting at First Christian Church. Our group began in the early 2000s, meeting at a church and then at Virginia Intermont College. When VI closed its doors, First Christian Church was gracious to welcome us to their space.
First Christian Church 311 Spencer St. Bristol, VA 24201
* Classes meet In the basement of the church.
* From MLK Jr Drive, turn onto Edmond St. (pictured below).
* The door is on your left, as pictured