Bear Town Academy

Learn. Educate. Grow.

A Certified Independent School in New Bern Serving Grades K-8th Grade with Certified Teachers. 


 Now Enrolling Grades K-12


 801 S. Glenburnie Rd.

New Bern, NC 28562 

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Who Are We?

Bear Town Academy, LLC is a private elementary school located in New Bern, NC.  We engage students who love to learn from various sources and families that value education in a cooperative community.   Our school services children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Students at our school will receive a firm educational foundation and will be able to develop leadership skills that translate to success in secondary schools through college.

Check out our news coverage on WITN, an interview with our principal Sonya Simmons.

Outstanding Academic Programs

Karate, dancing, yoga, music, art…

Interactive & Creative Learning

We help kids build criticial thinking skills, confidence, character, and leadership.

Small Class Size

We have dedicated teachers and small teacher-to-student ratios.

Excellent Teachers

Our teachers have outstanding credentials, passions in education, fun personalities, and love for children.

Hands On Activities

Our students learn from hand-on and fun activities and are prepared for real life challenges.

School Bus Transportation

Serving children from kindergarten through 5th grade.

Outdoor & Park Play

Our students get brain-breaks, outdoor play, and occasional trips to the parks.

Community Events

We host community events, holiday events, and special activites to engage with our students, families, staff, and the community.

Our Programs

To be able to read above age level, primary & secondary colors, numbers, letters, dot-to-dots, words, sentence structures, body & health, maps, weather, etc.

More on Kindergarten Curriculum

Reading (5 P’s of reading instruction), Mathematics, Social Studies (culture of / families), Science, and Introduction of everyday / real life situations

More on 1st Grade Curriculum

Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science

More on 2nd Grade Curriculum

Our third graders now “read to learn“, rather than “learn to read”. They write book projects as well as examine parts of speech thoroughly. Third graders use nonfiction books to complete research for social studies projects such as presidential trading cards and state fun facts. Social studies plays a significant role in the curriculum this year. In math, third graders work as “math detectives” to problem solve, learning how to use their math skills to determine necessary steps to find a solution.

More on 3rd Grade Curriculum

Our fourth-eighth grade students demonstrate even greater independence and responsibility. They take part in their first overnight school camping trip where the students study the environment and sharpen their team building skills. They work on their first research paper using a cross curricular approach to research. Additionally they participate in Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D. A. R. E.) as part of their health education.

General Info


801 S. Glenburnie Rd,
New Bern, NC 28562

School Hours

M-Th: 7:45AM – 3:45PM
Weekends: Closed

Our Principal

Welcome to our school! We have dedicated faculty who will engage students and encourage their love for learning. Inspired by our motto: Treat others the way God wants us to and because we are all His children.

Sonya Simmons



School is in session Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM. We are closed on major holidays (calendar attached) 

Get In Touch

Location: 801 S. Glenburnie Rd. New Bern, NC 28562

Telephone: (252) 571-3106


School Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:45 am - 3:45pm
Fri, Sat & Sun: Closed

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