Director

Welcome to BFA

Black Forest Academy exists to provide a quality, international Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action.  Founded in 1956 by Janz Team missionaries from Canada as a home school group in a Basel apartment, Black Forest Academy is a fully-accredited international school serving more than 300 students in years 5 through 12 on several sites near the hills of Germany’s Black Forest.  As a boarding school, BFA has students and families representing many nationalities and dozens of countries.  BFA has a long history of and commitment to partnerships and today continues to provide educational services to members and employees of a number of organizations.  Black Forest Academy gave birth to TeachBeyond and continues to be a part of TeachBeyond’s global work in transformational education.

BFA has been committed to core values including learning, excellence, truth, community, and internationalism.  We seek to develop students who will be academically challenged, spiritually nurtured, and personally grounded commensurate with their abilities and backgrounds.  We exist to serve those who care about the long-term viability of BFA as an educational resource for global Christian ministry initiatives.  We desire to meet the educational, social, and spiritual needs of Third Culture Kids and prepare them for their next stages of life.  BFA is a special place with a special niche in the world of international education. 

Thank you again for your interest in Black Forest Academy.  We hope that if you are not already a part of our community that you will consider joining us!

Black Forest Academy is a special place. Since expanding to three campuses, allowing growth and improved learning for all of our students, BFA continues to meet the needs of students while making it possible for Christian ministry to occur throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.