Student Life


It is with great honor and humility that the MBCA Counseling Department acknowledges the trust placed in us to help each child grow into the person Christ created. Forming close personal relationships with students, our counselors partner with families and faculty to further the development of every child - socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically. As such, MBCA offers a comprehensive counseling program for the Lower, Middle, and Upper School divisions that is overseen by a Licensed Professional Counselor and implemented by Christian Counselors. 

Our counseling staff routinely provides support services including: individual counseling, small group counseling, large group guidance, crisis intervention, and clinical referrals. They also work closely with our Pathways and Compass programs to assist with learning support and college counseling. In addition, they actively consult with private clinicians who provide outside therapeutic services and psycho-educational testing. In order to meet the needs of our students, parents, and faculty, MBCA counselors engage across various levels of our community to help promote and maintain a healthy school culture of compassion, inclusion, and wellness.

College Counseling

MBCA's College Counselor serves students in 9th-12th grades and their families by providing a proprietary COMPASS program which focuses on the major aspects of the career counseling and college planning/placement process. With a goal of 100% college acceptance, our College Counselor works in coordination with each student’s parents, teachers, as well as with the school administration to assist students in discovering their strengths and interests, exploring career alternatives, and finding institutions of higher learning which will
meet these interests, strengths and values.
    • Bethany Perry - Lower School

    • Patty Petiot - Middle School

    • Jennie Brown - Upper School

    • Amy Bichsel - College Counselor