Bahamas Academy Welcomes Its New Principal

T. Milton Lewis
The Bahamas Academy School Board named Mrs. Juliette Sands the principal of Bahamas Academy, effective July 1, 2018. 

Mrs. Sands, a trained teacher, has given 27 years of unbroken service in Seventh-day Adventist Education. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from the College of Education and Leadership at Northern Caribbean University. We solicit continued prayers for our school and Mrs. Sands as she takes on the new responsibility.

She is married to Mr. Roderick Sands and together they have two sons.

SAT Exams Information


Registration forms for the upcoming SAT Exams are available from the Guidance Counsellor’s Office.

The registration deadline for the SATII (subject test) exam is October 1, 2018, and the date of exam will be November 4, 2018. The cost of this exam is $78.00, payable at the time of registration.

The registration deadline for the SAT1 (grade 12) exam is October 22, 2018, and the date of this exam is December 2, 2018. The cost of this exam is $120.00 with essay and $100.00 without essay.

For further information, you can contact the Guidance Counsellor’s office at 461-214.

Message From An Alumnus

Approximately thirteen years ago, I entered Bahamas Academy of Seventh-day Adventists. With great anticipation I entered the "big kid" school with my two older siblings. From the onset, the atmosphere exuded warmth and Christian fellowship.

Making friends at school was not difficult for me because many of the students attended my church. We found ourselves in all forms of uplifting activities because spiritual emphasis was a major part of school life. The teachers ensured that there were more than enough activities at school to keep us positively grounded. The many chapel exercises, weeks of spiritual emphasis and religious clubs have played an important role in the development of hundreds of students. Many of us have left the halls of the academy with leadership skills that will make us effective contributors to our church and the wider community.

Teachers, despite being poorly compensated for the arduous task they dedicate themselves to, have given abundantly of their resources and knowledge in order to steer us in the right direction. I proudly represent hundreds of students who have been the recipients of many acts of kindness and unreserved extensions of God's grace through our teachers at Bahamas Academy.

Permit me to share an experience with you of how the integration of faith and learning is at the core of our existence at this noble institution. You see, our teachers help us to understand that knowledge should not only reside within us. Instead, it must be shared. I distinctly recall last year, when the Class of 2012 and I banded together to give out health and lifestyle books throughout the Claridge and Wulff Road community on Adventist Book Day.

We got together at seven o'clock in the morning, prayed and began to distribute magazines to parents as they dropped off their children. With the assistance of our teachers, we fearlessly gave literature to everyone in our reach. The public buses did not pose a hindrance as commuters gladly accepted the knowledge that we were willing to share. A short while later, we converged on the school campus and excitedly shared our experience. What I found most gratifying was the manner in which our students answered the questions that were posed to them during the literature distribution! They answered intelligently and drew accurate biblical references.

That morning, we handed out over 500 magazines! This is just one of the many ways in which Bahamas Academy's students engage in evangelistic activities. Our hope is that the seeds planted, have taken roots and will one day emerge; ready to learn more about Christ and the health message.

Academic life also takes center stage at Bahamas Academy. Through God's grace and the support of teachers and parents, many students have obtained five and more passes in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Examination (BGCSE) in the eleventh grade! Last year, I was successful in nine subjects! Any school that has the balance of educating the mental, physical and spiritual powers along with the philosophy of restoring in its students, the image of God, is on the right path. Bahamas Academy has proven this over the years.

It is not my intention to communicate that there are no challenges at this prestigious school. Many we have, but we have learned to cast all our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7). God has piloted this institution for 100 years, and I have no doubt that our successes were all possible because He strengthened us (Philippians 4:13).

To all those students currently enrolled and those whose parents will be enrolling them in the future, I wish you academic and spiritual excellence. To the staff and administration of Bahamas Academy, may you continue to fulfill your mandate and mission from God; that is to assist in the molding of young lives and pointing them to Christ our risen Saviour. May God continue to bless Bahamas Academy!

From Mahala Moxey, Bahams Academy Head Girl (Class of 2011/2012)

2012 BAISS Spelling Bee

Bahamas Academy shines once again. The annual BAISS (Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools) Spelling Bee competition was held February 2, 2012. Two students entered from Bahamas Academy: Celesta Stuart (grade 6) and Breann Rahming (grade 7).

The school family is pleased to announce that Bahamas Academy not only dominated the competition but came away with top honors. Breann Rahming did a remarkable job by placing first after thirty-one (31) grueling rounds of competition, where she spelt her winning word, “Malice”. Seems simple? Not in the least. After some very difficult words she was blessed to enjoy her smooth victory. She battled the competition through nineteen rounds with her competitor before she was declared CHAMPION.

We are indeed proud of her two coaches, Ms. Tameka Mamby and Mrs. Pamela Sullivan, for working tirelessly with both girls. We also congratulate their parents as they too were coaches ensuring that the girls studied, ate, rested, and completed all other assignments.

On March 25, 2012, Breann will represent the private schools of New Providence in the National Spelling Bee Competition.

Congrats again Bahamas Academy, and continue to allow God to guide and lead.

Article By: Marie Rolle

Bahamas Academy Continue To Excel

Anthony Burrows
Although our country continues the struggle with low performances in the BGCSE and BJC examinations, we can praise the Holy Spirit for guiding our students through the school year. Our dedicated teachers gave unreservedly of themselves and their time to ensure the students’ success. Our parents also went the extra mile in some instances to provide the needed help for their children.

Our BGCSE and BJC results reflect that our students are doing well generally. However, we are not satisfied until every child succeeds. This year our results show:

B. J. C. A - C passes 56% and A - D passes 77%

Our top three students are:

Asha Lewis 6 A's & 1 B
Tramayne Knowles 5 A's & 2 B's
Rhondi Gordon 4 A's & 3 B's

B.G.C.S.E. A - C passes 63% and A - D passes 85%

Our top three students are:

Mahala Moxey 6 A's, 1 B & 2 C's
Nykyleo Collie 1 A, 2 B's & 3 C's
Garth Jackson 3 B's & 3 C's

We congratulate all our successful students and encourage those who did not earn passing grades to use this coming school year as another opportunity to improve their performance. Remember that "you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you" (Phil. 4:13). May you have a wonderful and productive year whether you go to college or return to us in September