The chilly, gray weather did nothing to dampen the mood at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy’s recent Student Center Groundbreaking Ceremony. The excited community gathered to commemorate not only dirt being moved at the Academy’s Upper School campus on Post Oak Tritt Road in Marietta, but the celebration of a mission that transforms lives and prepares students for life and eternity.


Breaking ground (l-r); Brandon Basille, Kenneth Basille

Attendees took in a soccer game and enjoyed food, games, and a shovel ceremony to kick off the construction of their much- anticipated 20,000 square foot Student Center, a multipurpose hub for students, staff, and families on campus. This facility, due to be completed in the spring of next year, will house state-of-the-art athletic facilities, cold plunge pools, health and wellness space, concessions, a press box, additional classrooms, office space, an event hall, and a balcony overlooking the recently constructed competition turf field. Arrow Field has become the favorite site for competitive sports like lacrosse, soccer, and a recently expanded football program.

Construction of the Student Center marks the completion of the $8.7 million phase one of the Building Up Capital Campaign. With new programs, enrollment at an all-time high, and the consolidation of elements from two campuses into one, a $40 million expansion will include new academic buildings, STEM and fine arts spaces, new dining facilities, a new performance gym, and more.

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a Christ- centered JK-12 school. Initially founded as a K-8 school off Lower Roswell Road, it expanded to include Upper School on the Post Oak Tritt Road Campus ten years ago. Now, with its seventh graduating class of seniors ready to head to first-choice schools with millions in scholarships, the school has established itself as a leader in Cobb County’s education landscape. The creation of football and other new athletic programs for grades four through 12, the MBCA Film Academy, the expansion of honors and AP offerings, and competitive STEM and robotics opportunities have created a stellar experience where students are mentored and cared for, fulfilling the mission focused on “academic excellence, spiritual growth, and a lifelong love and desire for learning.”