Ballard Christian School

We Are

Located in Monroe County of West Virginia, the Ballard Christian School offers a Christ-centered education for students entering Kindergarten through the 12th grade.  The school is a direct ministry of the Ballard Baptist Church and is financially funded through tuition, admissions, and donations.  It is our belief that Ballard Christian School is an extension of the Christian home in helping young people grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.

Currently, the school operates on a 4-day schedule, Monday – Thursday.  K-12 grades use Bible-based curriculum, as it’s the school’s priority to develop a Biblical worldview for the students.

Why BCS?

It is the desire of Ballard Christian School to develop Christian character within the hearts and actions of our students. To train young people academically and not spiritually is to fail as a parent, a local church, and also as a Christian school. In accordance with this belief, we feel it necessary to commit our students, parents, and administration to standards of conduct which will uphold principles set forth in the Word of God.

Christ-Centered Education.  We strongly believe in teaching our children a Biblical worldview and that Ballard Christian School is an extension of the Christian home in helping young people grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.

Bible-Based Curriculum.  Bob Jones curriculum and Abeka curriculum and the two main curricula used at Ballard Christian School.  The King James Version (KJV) Bible is used throughout classes and also chapel.

Devotions and Chapel.  Each school day begins with daily devotions for every class.  A chapel service is also held typically once a week with local pastors or guest speakers.  Each student is presented with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and are challenged to serve and live for Him.

Low Tuition Cost.  While we would love to provide free education, to keep operating, the school relies on monthly tuition.  However, our costs are among the lowest of private schools in the state.  If finances are an issue, assistance may be available.

Dedicated Faculty.  Our teachers are here to teach.  With small class sizes, they are able to connect with their students on a more personal level, creating bonds that last well beyond school years.  The faculty and staff have a genuine concern for the students which is evident by the hard work and dedication they put forth.

Ballard Christian School


Reverend Howard Spencer, Sr. served as pastor of the Ballard Baptist Church for over 43 years and was the founder of the Ballard Christian School.  He, along with other members of the church, desired to start a school that provided a Christian education.  In 1977, the idea became a reality and the “Ballard Christian School” opened it’s doors.  

Since Preacher Spencer’s death in 1996, his dream of providing an affordable Christian education to children, still continues today.  The school operates directly under the Ballard Christian School Board and is under guidance of the school’s principal, Mr. Dave Spencer, Sr., who also serves as the pastor of the Ballard Baptist Church; a position he has held since September of 1998. 

Throughout the years, hundreds of students have passed through the halls of BCS and numerous young people have come to know the Lord as their personal Savior.

Ballard Christian School

Confession of Faith

1.  We believe in the verbal inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. We believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose in the ages.

2.  We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit-three Persons in one Godhead.

3.  We believe in the deity, virgin birth, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

4.  We believe that salvation is by grace plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith.

5.  We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

6.  We believe in the visible, personal, and premillennial return of Jesus Christ.

7.  We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.