Our Philosophy

Sharing the Love of Jesus

Sonshine Christian Academy is a ministry of Bethel Church.  Our goal is to provide a quality, Christ-centered education everyday.  All of our students are given the opportunity to learn and explore the world around them in a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.  Our experienced and caring staff seeks to help lay meaningful foundations in our student’s lives.  All of our classes are taught from a Biblical perspective with a Christ-centered curriculum that lays a solid foundation for both education and faith.  Our curriculum emphasizes the teaching of Christian principles and life skills, and de-emphasizes religious doctrine and denominationalism.  Consistent parent-teacher communication, along with individualized focused learning promotes a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
Sonshine Christian Academy believes that the family is ultimately responsible for the upbringing of the student, and so our school is designed to be a positive reinforcement of family life.  Full support from all family members is imperative and expected for this objective to be accomplished.  We look forward to partnering with our student’s families in enhancing the physical, cognitive, social, and spiritual development of our students.
We love our Sonshine students and families!  Welcome!

Transitional Class

Our Transitional Classroom is open to children between the ages of 2 1/2 & younger 3 year olds.  Beginning their academic journey, children are exposed to age appropriate learning activities and encouraged to explore social skills including potty training.

Pre-K (3 Years)

The Pre-K program is dedicated to our 3 year olds.  Children are introduced to basic concepts such as simple counting and recognition of vowels and consonants.  Hands-on learning provides children with the opportunity to practice both fine and gross motor skills, while developing communication skills.

Pre-K (4 Years)

Our Pre-K4 program is for children who are 4 years old and preparing for Kindergarten.  Creative curriculum allows for each student to practice beginning reading and math skills with a play-based environment.  Independence is encouraged to ensure an easy and successful transition into Kindergarten.


Tuition Payment

To make an online payment, please use your BrightWheel App. Thank You!

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns

Director, Pastor Joe Parker (x 104) jparker@bethelnj.church

Assistant Director, BonnieAnn Henderson (x106)bhenderson@bethelnj.church

Dana Insley (x107)dana@bethelnj.church

Our fax number is (856)228-6305.

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Bethel Church
1583 Blackwood-Clementon Road
Blackwood, NJ  08012

School Hours

We are open from 6:30am to 6:00pm.
Pre-school classes have academic instruction from 9:00am until 12:00pm.