For a church or school to stand out for endurance through time on the island requires at least a century to reach tier one. But on the mainland, 50 years is more than enough to gain renown. Next week, Bay Area Christian School will celebrate with a half-century banquet and a long look back at their history.

Today, we’ll share what two students and several administrators recall about their success, and how to build a school which will weather changes in both demographics and culture.

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