For the Parents
Whether you're new to our school community or have been here for years, we think it's important to make sure you have a place to find logistical information about how our school operates.
School Meals Programs
Sign up for free and reduced lunch - click HERE. You'll need to create an account. Make sure that you choose Pennsylvania and use the following as your School District: Baden Academy CS
Due to supply chain issues, breakfast and lunch menus are subject to change. Changes will be emailed weekly.
School breakfast is available to all enrolled students every day!
Are you a parent or guardian looking for free summer meals for your children under 18? Find a summer site in your community with our Summer Meal Site Finder mapping tool. You can also text “Summer Meals” to 914-342-7744.or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you.
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YMCA Extended Daycare
Baden Academy is grateful to be one of three sites in Beaver County where the YMCA offers before and after school daycare. Parents whose child (or children) attend Baden Academy can choose the before school care, the after school care, or both, depending on their family's need. The YMCA staff uses our gymnasium for the majority of their planned activities, and they also makes use of our outdoor spaces whenever weather permits.
If you are interested in learning more about the YMCA's approach to this childcare option, please read through their handbook (linked below). If you have specific questions about availability, cost, and schedules, please contact the Beaver County YMCA at (724) 891-8339. They will be happy to take your call!
Arriving at School
For parents who will be dropping their child/children off at school, we have a couple of options. You can park in the lower lot and drop-off/pick-up at our "Walk Up" area right under the "Activities Building" sign.
You can also feel free to drive your child up to our main entrance. Just be sure to snake your way through the parking lot (following the signs), under the bridge, and around the playground.
On most days, you'll find Mr. Jeffers and several teachers greeting kiddos during drop-off, and wishing them well at pick-up.
Holidays & Absence
At Baden Academy, we believe in the importance of taking breaks and resting when you're not feeling well! You can find information about our planned breaks, holidays, in-services, parent/teacher meetings and more on our school calendar.
If your child needs to miss school due to illness, please be sure to provide an excuse upon return.
After School Activities
Here at BACS, we have lots of clubs, and students are encouraged to participate as much as they'd like! For more information about clubs, you can touch base with your child's/children's teacher(s), or contact Chelsea Mason or Susan Creese in our main office.
Baden Academy has offered a tutoring program for several years now for students who would benefit from more personalized attention and additional review of material taught during our school day. This program typically begins later in the fall, after teachers have had an opportunity to work with their students and identify any needs. Please check back here to learn more about our tutoring program!
Plays & Musicals
Each fall, students in our upper grades have the opportunity to participate in a play. In the past, few years, we have seen everything from Shakespearean comedies to humorous versions of Homer's Odyssey to a twist on the classic A Christmas Carol. While the play was originally an experience reserved for sixth graders, fifth graders have been able to participate when the numbers allow.
In addition, just after our winter break, students in grades 4-6 are encouraged to audition for a role in our large spring musical production. Over the years, our students have taken the stage in incredibly impressive shows like Willy Wonka, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, The Music Man, and Into the Woods.
The benefits of learning how to move through the process of a theater production are extraordinary for our students. They learn the part-to-whole process of how scenes, sets, music, and costuming comes together; they must memorize lines, steps, and cues; they learn the critical importance of commitment, discipline, and personal responsibility; and they experience the joy of working collaboratively toward a challenging goal. By opening night, our director can sit in the back of the auditorium because the students have mastered their parts, know their stage directions, and are able to support one another backstage. For many of our students and graduates, taking part in theater productions has been one of the highlight of their school experience.