Black Forest Academy (BFA) was founded in 1956 by TeachBeyond. It is an international Christian school providing an English language education for grades 5-12. Grades 1-4 are part of a bilingual school, Christliche Schule Kandern (CSK). BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview. BFA has an enrollment of approximately 340 students, with about 50% of the 9th-12th grade students in the residential boarding program. The Black Forest region encompasses the southwest corner of Germany, with BFA located in the picturesque village of Kandern.