School Principal - Trish Harnish

About Mrs. Harnish

As the song says, Mrs. Harnish is “…a child of the one true King…” Because of that, she can be a wife of one, a mom of two, a “gramma” of five (soon to be six), a friend, a teacher, a principal, or whatever her King calls her to be. She serves at His pleasure and for His glory. (Colossians 3:17, 23-24)


Mrs. Harnish is passionate about many things. First and foremost she is passionate about growing in Christ and pursuing Him with her whole heart and soul. She believes that other passions – family, ministry, or hobby – have no meaning unless she puts first things first and single-mindedly pursues Jesus Christ. (Matthew 6:33) Teaching children this central truth is part of this passion.


Following that, Mrs. Harnish is passionate about learning and teaching. She received her under graduate and post graduate degrees at the University of Redlands. She has been a teacher at BCA for 30 years, and principal for 25 years. She feels blessed beyond words to serve the Lord in a Christ-centered, spiritual, academic, and physical environment with the goal to produce citizens who will be a transforming influence in their world. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Letter from Mrs. Harnish 



Thank you for entrusting your child to Bethany Christian Academy.

It is our earnest prayer that your child will grow and mature this year in all areas: spiritual,
physical, mental, emotional, and social. We will see more growth in some areas than in
others, but seed planting will be taking place at all times.

We desire to work with you as an extension of your home. This is a joint venture between us.
We work hard to maintain a strong academic program that will challenge each child on
his/her own level in an atmosphere of love and concern. Your cooperation and input is vital.

Our teachers are born-again Christians and are skilled in the art of teaching. Each teacher
continually works to upgrade his/her professional skills. Each one tries diligently to be a
Christ-like example to your child. Please pray for them daily, as this is an awesome


Sincerely in Christ,
Trish Harnish

Parent - Student Handbook

The pdf of our parent - student handbook below has been prepared to acquaint you with BCA, and to answer some of your questions. Please read it carefully.

Parent - Student Handbook.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [224.4 KB]

Updated August 7, 2017

"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus" 
Colossians 3:17


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