Buffalo Creek Boys School
Classical Christian Middle School
Buffalo Creek Boys School is an independent, classical, Christian middle school for grades five through eight, which seeks truth to understand that which is good and beautiful, and to act in light of that knowledge. Conveniently located near Lexington and Buena Vista in Rockbridge County, yet unique in its pastoral setting, the school provides adolescents the freedom to simply “be boys” as they explore, learn, and mature to become Godly young men.
Buffalo Creek Boys School (BCBS) was founded in response to the research of the last two decades showing prevalent teaching methods are better suited to the social needs, cognitive development, and learning style of girls than boys. As a result, BCBS is committed to offering instructional methods that celebrate and cultivate the unique characteristics of boys while offering academic rigor within a Christian worldview by providing:
Provides a safe, supportive environment where boys can mature socially, be treated respectfully, explore new interests confidently, and enjoy being a boy whole-heartedly without the distraction and peer pressure brought on by the presence of girls.
Understands a boy’s need to be active, take responsible risks, play competitively, and work as a team.
Small Class Size
Allows for greater participation, and closer teacher/student relationships in classes of ten students or less.
Uses classical, inquiry-based and full-sensory teaching methodologies to engage boys. Outdoor and extracurricular activities offer boys opportunities to develop leadership and problem solving skills, as well as to build confidence and courage.
Through Bible study, prayer and song, BCBS helps adolescent boys know God, develop a relationship with his Son, Jesus Christ, and understand the power of the Holy Spirit to bring meaning and wisdom into the lives of those who trust in the Lord for salvation.
God’s character is revealed in His Word and in every facet of creation. Therefore, teachers encourage boys to connect and evaluate their attitudes, actions, and all knowledge in the light of Scripture.
“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.”
Few modern institutions promote masculinity. Buffalo Creek Boys School encourages middle school aged boys in the qualities that set them apart: love of adventure, competitive drive, and mechanical aptitude! Through activities such as wilderness exploration, survival skills, and athletics, as well as the study of literary and Biblical examples, boys will learn what it means to be a man after God’s own heart.
Boys are encouraged to:
To ask questions, be curious about the world around them, and use opportunities to learn new skills.
To have drive, spunk, enterprise, hustle, an adventurous spirit; gumption to help out, serve others, and get things done; and to be good leaders and role models.
To use cleverness, creativity, and fertility of mind when solving problems, designing projects and planning.
To be virtuous by having moral strength and excellence in what they think, say and do. [Psalm 19:14]
*Buffalo Creek Boys School is not associated with any church or denomination. We stand on the critical doctrinal points in our Statement of Faith and allow for differing views beyond this.