Berean Academy was founded by a group of local parents who were committed to providing a Christian high school educational experience for their students. In the fall of 1946, fifteen students were enrolled and began classes in the basement of Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing. In the spring of 1948, Berean Academy held its first commencement with eight graduates.
In 1975, junior high classes were added; in 1985, fifth and sixth grades were added; and in 1991, kindergarten through fourth grade classes were added.
Berean Academy’s forty-acre campus now includes classrooms for grades K – 12, two gym complexes, a music complex, a chapel, two libraries, two computer labs, a cafeteria, an art studio, a woodworking shop, science labs, a soccer field, and a track.