In 1982, Betty Kight and a small group of people from Bulverde Baptist Church were inspired to establish a school where students could be equipped to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Though not affiliated with Bulverde Baptist Church, they named the school Bulverde Baptist Christian School. As the school’s reputation grew, so did enrollment.
It was through the generosity of Mr. Sam Bracken that the school gained a new location and a new name. In 1985, Bracken Christian School moved to its present beautiful setting on land and in buildings donated by Mr. Bracken. Located on 23 acres of land atop a hill overlooking a tree-filled residential valley below, the presence of the Holy Spirit is evident when one first sets foot on campus. Our school is located in the rapidly-growing community of Bulverde. Sheltered in the midst of tall oak trees, the campus retains the cozy feel of a country school. Our families have the uncommon convenience of a single campus for grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Many students find it comforting to know that a sibling is not far away and that there is frequent opportunity for contact. Older students support and encourage the younger children, who are delighted with the attention.
In addition, Mike and Ann Parham, who have 3 Bracken graduates, donated funds to build our current High School building. Mike Parham recently went to be with our Lord; however, Ann Parham continues to bless us with her presence and gifts. She is a pillar in our community.
Class sizes are small and are led by teachers who have the rare combination of sterling credentials in their field and a love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many comment that Bracken is one of the few schools where they can synthesize the two in the classroom. Yet, it is this very fact that differentiates Bracken from the rest.
Looking forward, we are expectant that the Lord will continue to bless Bracken, as He has done so faithfully in the past. For its part, Bracken will remain focused on the provision of an education through the lens of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.